Leah S. Bailey Brings Strong Cannabis and CPG Track Record to Drive Growth of AUSA
LAS VEGAS, May 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – Australis Capital Inc. (CSE: AUSA) (OTC: AUSAF) today announced that Leah S. Bailey has joined the company as Chief Business Development Officer, where she will drive commercial initiatives and provide leadership to the company’s corporate development team. With this appointment, AUSA is adding a proven leader with a strong track record in driving revenues and profitability in both the cannabis and consumer packaged goods (CPG) sectors. Previously, Leah was CEO of Fluresh, a U.S. vertically integrated cannabis company based in Michigan, where she built the operation and organization from a startup to become one of the top cannabis businesses in the state. Ms. Bailey holds several directorships with companies such as well-known medical cannabis science leader Tikun Olam USA and Scott’s Liquid Gold, as well as is an operating partner for a social equity applicant for craft grow in Illinois.
Prior to her career in the cannabis industry, Ms. Bailey held senior executive positions with internationally renowned CPG companies, such as President of Global Beauty at Helen of Troy Limited (“HOT”). Previously, she was the President & CEO of Paris Presents and held senior management and marketing roles with Alberto Culver (Unilever), GTE Telephone Operations (Verizon), Jovan (Coty), and Quaker Oats (Pepsi). She also led a venture capital backed start-up, Tellaire, which supplied fixed optical wireless telecommunications services. Ms. Bailey holds a BA from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from Harvard University.
“To fill this important role, we were looking for someone with a proven track record of translating success in the CPG sector to the cannabis industry. When Leah’s name came up and we then met, the fit was obvious, and we are delighted that