Brings Strong track Record in Cannabis, Consumer and Pharma Industries
New Leadership Team Continues to Execute
LAS VEGAS, Dec. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Australis Capital Inc. (CSE: AUSA) (OTC: AUSAF) (“AUSA” or the “Company”) today announces the Company has appointed Jon Paul as its new CFO, effective January 1, 2021. In addition, the Company provides a corporate update on the progress made in the six weeks since the new leadership team took over.
Mr. Paul has approximately 40 years of senior financial experience with both public and private companies and has built a strong track record in leading hypergrowth in fast-paced businesses including the cannabis, consumer goods, wireless telecom and generic pharmaceutical industries.
Prior to joining AUSA, Mr. Paul was CFO at PLUS Products, a CSE-listed hemp and cannabis edibles company operating in California and Nevada. While at PLUS, Mr. Paul oversaw the company’s successful IPO and was a key member of the team responsible for its 15-fold increase in revenues. Previously, Mr. Paul held several senior financial roles, helping companies in a variety of sectors achieve strong growth, profitability, as well as effected a number of successful transactions and exits.
Mr. Paul holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BSc in accounting from the University of Illinois, and holds or earned several financial and non-financial certificates and designations, including CPA (accounting), CMC (consulting), CM&AA (M&A) and Black Belt (sales). Mr. Paul is a frequent speaker/blogger about the cannabis industry and is well connected through his involvement in industry associations along with cannabis peer groups in ProVisors, a nationwide network of professional service advisors. Additionally, he has served on a number of boards and non-profit organizations, such as the Harvard Business School Club of Chicago, Evans Scholars Foundation, Barnabas Group, Bright Hope, and the Finance Leaders Association.