Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Ainsworth is a co-founder of Lowell Farms Inc. and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. In 2006 Mr. Ainsworth founded Pastry Smart, the first American Humane Certified and Organic bakery and confectionary manufacturer in the United States. Specializing in research and development, Mr. Ainsworth consulted with multiple Fortune 500 companies and developed Pastry Smart products for globally recognized retailers such as Whole Foods Markets and Costco Wholesale Corporation. Prior to forming Pastry Smart, Mr. Ainsworth served as Executive Pastry Chef for Pebble Beach Company and in a similar capacity for The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company. He has served as a Pastry Chef under Master Chef Alfonso Contrisciani at the former Opus 251 in Philadelphia, a Pastry Cook at Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino, and began his career in the pastry kitchens of the Atlantic Inn and Lucca's.
A member of the American Culinary Federation since 2013, Mr. Ainsworth is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University, where he studied Pastry and Food Service Management, and he holds a certification from the French Pastry School.
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Tessa O’Dowd is Interim Chief Financial Officer for Lowell Farms Inc. (CSE:LOWL; OTCQX:LOWLF), a leading, vertically-integrated, cannabis company. A veteran of the finance and cannabis industries, Ms. O’Dowd is responsible for the strategic and executional leadership of Lowell Farms’ financial functions, focusing on process improvement and planning for significant future growth.
Ms. O’Dowd brings a diverse background to Lowell Farms, having gained industry expertise in the consumer goods sector, ranging from cannabis to food and beverage, throughout her 20-year career in finance and management. She previously served as chief financial officer for Plus Products, a California-based cannabis edibles company; and she also held controller roles for Bare Snacks and Cameron Hughes Wine.
Ms. O’Dowd earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration at California Polytechnic State University, and she holds a master’s degree in business and accounting from Keller School of Management.