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Cannaconvo with George Allen, Chairman at Lowell Farms

Jon sits down for a Cannaconvo with George Allen, Chairman of the Board of Lowell Farms.




Jon sits down for a Cannaconvo with George Allen, Chairman of the Board of Lowell Farms. Their conversation touches upon issues such as brand-building and expansion in the industry.

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George Allen is a seasoned executive with extensive financing and transaction experience having built multiple companies through a combination of organic and acquisition-driven growth. He has recruited operating teams and shaped strategy in several competitive and dynamic industries. Mr. Allen is the Founder of Geronimo Capital LLC, a cannabis industry investment firm.

In April of 2020, Mr. Allen was appointed Chairman of the Board for Lowell Farms Inc. (CSE:LOWL; OTCQX:LOWLF), a California-born innovator in cannabis cultivation and maker of the legendary brand Lowell Smokes.

Previously Mr. Allen was President of Acreage Holdings (“Acreage”), a cannabis multi-state operator. Mr. Allen joined Acreage’s predecessor company in 2017 and lead the transition from a 5-employee investment vehicle into a vertically integrated company with centralized operations. During his tenure Mr. Allen was responsible for multiple financing rounds, a complex roll-up, dozens of acquisitions, executive recruiting, and an initial public offering. At the time of his departure in April of 2019, Acreage was the largest multi-state operators with the broadest footprint in the United States.


Immediately prior, George Allen was Chief Investment Officer of Cambridge Information Group (CIG) a large family office with a focus on digital content where he managed a portfolio of private and public direct and indirect investments.

From 2011 to 2014 Mr. Allen led an acquisition-driven restructuring of Blucora (NASDAQ: BCOR) into a leading provider of wealth management and tax software and prior to Blucora, Mr. Allen spent nine years at Warburg Pincus, managing investments in the communication, media and technology sectors, and Goldman Sachs in New York and Hong Kong, where he invested capital in distressed securities.

Mr. Allen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University and lives in Rhinebeck NY.

DISCLAIMER: All opinions are my own, and not those of my law firm Zuber Lawler. Even though I drop knowledge bombs, the show is NOT legal advice.

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