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Todd Polyniak

Todd is a Partner at Sax, a Top 100 accounting, tax and advisory firm in the nation, and has more than 30 years of in-depth auditing and accounting experience. Due to his extensive knowledge in a wide range of industries, Todd has been tasked with kick-starting several new Practice areas for the firm over the years from conception to long-term success.

Currently Todd leads Sax’s Cannabis Practice, and understands the intricacies
of the rapidly expanding and evolving industry, and provides advisory services to
cultivators, dispensaries, extractors, investors and manufacturers to help
structure entities and accounting practices. In the challenging and changing
regulatory environment, Todd provides guidance on the license application
process, proper financial reporting, cash management, internal controls, and
minimizing taxes in all aspects of the seed-to-sale process.

Todd has presented over 100 educational programs to professionals and to the
public. He has lectured on various accounting and auditing matters for
organizations such as Fairleigh Dickinson University, Montclair State University,
the Center for Non-Profits, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public
Accountants’ Continuing Education Program, the State of New Jersey
Department of Human Services, and New Jersey Department of Education. In
addition, Todd is actively involved in the training and education of clients and
staff on the new auditing standards put forth by the Auditing Standards Board.

Todd is a Certified Public Accountant in both New Jersey and New York. He is
also the creator of the Smart Good podcast, designed for the entrepreneur with a
big heart who wants to live the upgraded American Dream – turning a profile
while making a difference in our world.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Rutgers University (Rutgers Scholar) Masters Certificate in Cannabis, Cannabis Training University  


  • Founder, 420Cannect 
  • Creator and Co-Host, the Smart Good Podcast 
  • Creator and Host, Good Morning Cannabis 

Former Member, Finance and Audit Committee, East Orange General Hospital Former Treasurer, Mental Health Association of Essex County

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