Australis Capital synthesizes decades of relevant expertise, strategic alignment, and capital investment execution to build shareholder value in the cannabis value chain, both in the United States and abroad. With unique market experience, access to capital, operational expertise, and sophisticated deal structure know-how—combined with a significant emphasis on regulatory compliance and strict adherence to local and state laws—Australis Capital is positioned for nimble execution in a rapidly evolving market.
Green Therapeutics (GT) was founded by a group of medical professionals, entrepreneurs, and cannabis experts, with the purpose to provide the safest, most consistent, and effective cannabis products. Founded in 2014, Green Therapeutics has established three prominent in-house cannabis brands, each designed through a subtle and complex scientific process. Tsunami™, a science-driven recreational extract brand, is the top brand for live resin extracts in Nevada, while Provisions™ is well-known for premium distillate cartridges and cutting-edge sublingual sprays. GT Flowers provides consumers selections from over 150 different strains, ranging from classics to the newest crosses, with many exclusive cuts.
Body and Mind Inc. (BaM) is a publicly traded company investing in high-quality medical and recreational cannabis cultivation and production and retail. Its wholly-owned Nevada subsidiary was awarded one of the first medical marijuana cultivation licenses and holds both cultivation and production licenses. BaM products include dried flower, edibles, topicals, extracts, and GPEN Gio cartridges. BaM marijuana strains have won numerous awards, including the Las Vegas Hempfest Cup 2016, High Times Top Ten, the NorCal Secret Cup, and the Emerald Cup. BaM continues to expand operations in Nevada and Ohio and is constantly reviewing additional accretive expansion opportunities. As of May 30, 2019, Australis owned 37.7% of BaM’s issued and outstanding shares (pro forma for the conversion of Australis’ $1.6M CAD convertible debenture).
Mr. Natural, Inc. is a classic medical and recreational cannabis brand internationally known for high quality: strong, high-THC products with long-lasting durations and intense terpene profiles and organic flavors. All products used in the cultivation of Mr. Natural’s cannabis are certified organic. Soil-grown cannabis with real components and amendments in the soil bring out the plant’s true looks and flavors. Mr. Natural strains have won numerous awards, including the First High Times Medical Cannabis Cup and the 2009 L.A. Jemm Harvest Cup.
Rthm Technologies, Inc., the developer of a #1 health app in 26 countries, pivoted focus to the U.S. cannabis market after it was acquired by Australis. The result, COIL™, a mobile loyalty application networking U.S. dispensaries into a single, self-funding, customer platform. As a privately held, federally incorporated company, Rthm holds several brand-associated trademarks and has developed the world’s first mobile genetics and circadian rhythm mapping platform for both iOS and Android devices.
Wagner Dimas, a California-based corporation, develops technology for large-scale manufacturing in a variety of applications, including production scale rolling machines to mass manufacture hemp and cannabis pre-rolls and cones. Wagner Dimas licensees have experienced significant demand for both its co-packing and contract manufacturing services with over 40 of the largest cannabis brands, dispensaries, and cultivators, tapping Wagner Dimas’ propriety hardware to produce unparalleled quantity and quality of finished product. Wagner Dimas’ proprietary processes and patented technologies are scaling to a new facility on pace to produce 50 million pre-rolls annually in the California market.
Folium Biosciences is the largest vertically integrated producer, manufacturer, and distributor of hemp-derived phytocannabinoids in the USA. They own and operate the largest phytocannabinoid extraction and purification facility in the USA. The unique engineering process enables the separation and removal of unwanted compounds while creating the maximum potency level of phytocannabinoids, terpenes, terpenoids, and flavonoids.
Founded in 2013, Quality Green, an ACMPR-licensed Producer based in Canfield, Ontario, strives for the perfect trifecta of optimized production efficiency, best practices, and standards to result in the finest product. With a seamless expansion plan and a clear vision across all channels of their business, Quality Green is poised to capture unlimited opportunities within the cannabis space. With considerable momentum and a team focused on delivering on strategy and innovation, Quality Green demonstrates its commitment to owning its position as a leading cannabis producer.
CEO & Director
Mr. Dowty has 25 years of experience evaluating companies and markets to identify key business drivers, spur rapid revenue and profit growth in competitive and highly regulated global markets. Mr. Dowty has held executive and corporate officer positions with several U.S. based NYSE and NASDAQ traded companies, and founded several successful start-up companies in North America and abroad. Mr. Dowty’s extensive operational capital markets experience in the International fintech and gambling sectors is closely aligned to the regulatory path of the U.S. cannabis industry. Scott resides in Las Vegas, NV.
Michael J. Carlotti
EVP & CFO
Mr. Carlotti has 23 years of experience in corporate finance, capital raising, investing and mergers & acquisitions. Mr. Carlotti spent 10 years of his career as an investment banker having completed several IPO’s and secondary equity raises, M&A transactions, senior and subordinated debt capital raises and leveraged buyouts and three years as an investment partner at a $900 million hedge fund. Since 2008, he has held various senior corporate roles most recently as Treasurer for three publicly traded gaming companies whereby he oversaw treasury, financial planning and analysis, optimal capital allocation, capital markets initiatives, mergers & acquisitions, investor relations and risk management. Mr. Carlotti holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles and graduated with a Bachelors in Science, Summa Cum Laude, from Boston College. Michael resides in Las Vegas, NV.
SVP & General Counsel
Mr. Norr has over 20 years of diverse, hands-on experience in commercial litigation including deal development and negotiations. In addition to drafting contracts and corporate governance, Mr. Norr has negotiated and drafted commercial leases, trademark license agreements, food and beverage management agreements, employment agreements, entertainment and performance contracts, and non-disclosure agreements. Regulatory compliance and joint venture negotiations have been a focus of Mr. Norr in several past positions. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology and a Masters in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University. Daniel resides in Las Vegas, NV.
SVP, Mergers & Acquisitions
Mr. Tzung has over 20 years of experience in M&A transactions, partnerships, investments and strategic planning. Mr. Tzung was most recently head of Corporate Development at Mattel where his team accounted for over $1 billion in brand and product acquisitions and integrating those acquisitions into the day-to-day operations. He also built and led teams to source and initiate growth and technology partnership discussions. Prior to Mattel, Mr. Tzung executed numerous M&A transactions as an investment banker and invested in public equities at a $3 billion long-short investment fund. Additionally, Mr. Tzung formulated strategy for a number of years in PepsiCo’s strategic planning group. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from UCLA and Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Applied Science from Wharton and the University of Pennsylvania. Cleve resides in Los Angeles, CA.
SVP, Investor Relations & Strategy
Mr. Reuter has over 20 years of deep experience driving new revenue growth and managing companies in the banking and investment sectors. Before joining Australis, Mr. Reuter was Principal Investor Relations for Onex Corp, a private equity firm, Vice President of Asset Management for CIBC and Managing Director at RBC with roles in Hong Kong and New York. In these roles, he built high-value client and strategic partnerships, recruited and developed sales teams and implemented and executed high-impact revenue coverage models. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Lakehead University. Brent resides in Toronto, Canada.
Lou Kiara Marcos
Vice President, Operations & Culture
Ms. Marcos is implementing a culture of high energy, interpersonal relationships, and operational innovations as the Vice President of Operations and Culture at Australis Capital (Nevada) Inc.
Before joining Australis Capital, Lou Kiara managed the payroll department, both domestic and international payrolls for Global Cash Access (GCA) for nearly 12 years, where she was an integral part of unifying a billion dollar merger between GCA and Multimedia Games to the current company, Everi (EVRI : NYSE). Before Everi, she held a payroll position at the Park MGM, previously known as the Monte Carlo Hotel. She was instrumental in supporting the payroll centralization of the MGM Resorts (MGM : NYSE) properties. Lou Kiara holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree in Marketing. Lou Kiara resides in Las Vegas, NV.
Vice President, Accounting
Ms. Han has over 13 years of experience in public and corporate accounting with expertise in financial accounting/reporting, international accounting, and internal controls. Ms. Han has held several finance and accounting management positions in multi-billion dollar global companies such as Bally Technologies, Scientific Games, and Global Experience Specialists (GES). She was responsible for ensuring adherence to generally accepted accounting principles in financials and leading credit & collections. Prior to that, Ms. Han provided assurance and advisory services at Ernst & Young, a global public accounting firm, with specialties in gaming, real estate, and regulatory compliance including Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Ms. Han has a wide-range of expertise in both U.S. and international accounting. Ms. Han holds a Master of science degree in Accountancy from University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and resides in Las Vegas, NV.
Vice President, Cultivation & Integration
Mr. Gjoraas has broad experience in the cannabis industry, ranging from cultivation, consulting, manufacturing, post-production and sales. With a successful background in cannabis business operations, Mr. Gjoraas has managed organic cultivation both mixed light greenhouse and Indoor, manufacturing facilities, developed and implemented consistent operating procedures. Mr. Gjoraas is focused on creating strong, dynamic teams with an ability to execute successfully in the cannabis industry with a keen sense of market trends. Currently he resides in California and has been active in the cannabis industry across the west coast.
Director, Communications & Awareness
Ms. Clapp specializes in content and digital marketing, driving brand awareness through engaging content, press releases, and advertising while developing exceptional client and investor relationships. She has almost a decade of experience pivoting marketing strategy, establishing brands, rebranding, and expanding digital presence for companies in a range of industries including retail, agriculture and technology. In addition to broad experience in social media platforms and website design, she is certified in Google Analytics. Ms. Clapp holds a Bachelor of Professional Studies, majoring in Business Management from Cazenovia College. Ashton resides in Scottsdale, AZ.
Director, Business Development
Mr. Jones has extensive, comprehensive cannabis expertise, with experience in all stages of cultivation, production and post-production. With a successful background in management and business development, Mr. Jones provides a unique industry perspective enabling him to guide Australis’ pursuit of noteworthy brands while strategically expanding influence within the cannabis industry. His extensive product knowledge provides a foundation for partners to build and expand symbiotic brands in the quickly evolving cannabis industry.
Casey focuses on identifying the latest trends, the most exciting new products and most insightful enterprises to expand Australis’ portfolio of innovative cannabis companies. Casey holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Virginia Commonwealth University. He resides in Las Vegas, NV.
Director, Business Development
Mr. Marcos has extensive experience in the FinTech industry having adopted various roles with Sales, Marketing, and Accounting with Everi, formerly known as Global Cash Access. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Mr. Marcos will utilize his knowledge and experience to cultivate partnerships with high profile brands, promoting customer loyalty and drive growth. He resides in Las Vegas, NV.
Ms. Saito has more than 12 years of combined experience in public and corporate accounting. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Saito worked with growing and mature businesses in a number of industries, including construction, real estate, restaurant, retail, and live event. Her experience encompasses financial reporting, budgeting, data analyzing, integrating new acquisition, and designing and documenting internal control. Ms. Saito obtained her bachelor’s degree from the California Polytechnic University, Pomona and has been a Certified Public Accountant (California) since 2009. Currently, she resides in Las Vegas, NV.