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Nathaniel Gurien

Founder & CEO

Years of Business Experience: 50

Years of Cannabis Experience: 50


I know what it's like to be a rebel industry pioneer entrepreneur. It's been a central part of my character for the last 50 years. I've started and operated many small to medium size innovative and disruptive companies. I've had decades of experience with sales, vertical integration, marketing, personnel, negotiation, advertising, campaigning, e-commerce, warehousing, shipping, international and domestic trade as well as attorneys, accountants, bankers, designers, politicians, financiers, property managers, government officials, lenders, activists, merchants, builders, etc.

I find simple innovative solutions to complicated and seemingly intractable challenges and am skilled and experienced in strategic and tactical planning and execution.

For many years I was a high profile entrepreneur in the gray market electronics industry and helped pioneer the 'underground' culture that went with it. The industry came to an abrupt end with the economic crash of 2008, and I became a licensed NY real estate broker. I was obliged to transition many years of 'practical' business practice to a new paradigm of transparency, compliance, confidentiality, regulation and client loyalty.

As an entrepreneur in the legal, regulated cannabis industry, I recognize the importance of making this same transition not only as an individual but for the sake of our fledgling industry and community.

It has become clear that a MRB’s long-term sustainability is directly proportional to the quality and transparency of its compliance and accountability and ORION GROUP NYC is committed to helping you achieve this goal.


I decided to focus on compliant banking and payment solutions since they are in many ways fundamental to this goal. To enhance my value to both MRBs and financial institutions, I became a member of national and local banking compliance trade associations, attend their conferences and chapter meetings, and have completed the American Bankers Association BSA/AML Certificate training programs.

Notwithstanding, I possess well-honed entrepreneurial skills and experience in all aspects of running disruptive enterprises, and am happy to offer innovative, expert advisory and practical solutions in many ways that specialized professionals may find elusive.

Consultations and referral to resources are always complementary! We only accept payment for specifically agreed-upon deliverables.

ORION GROUP NYC