TerrAscend announces additions to its leadership team
These people have experience across industries, including cannabis, consumer growth, marketing and finance.
Alcohol & Cannabis
NEW YORK and TORONTO — TerrAscend Corp., a North American cannabis operator, today announced the appointment of Charishma Kothari as SVP Marketing, Charles Oster as SVP Sales, and Jared Anderson as SVP Finance and Strategy. These people have experience across industries, including Cannabis, Consumer Goods, Pharma, and Retail – all of which hope to help accelerate future growth in the Company’s core markets.
“Charishma, Charles, and Jared all have unique and differentiated backgrounds that span Strategy, Marketing, Sales, Innovation, and Finance. Their combined experience and knowledge gained at fast-growth start-ups and large-scale public companies will be indispensable as we embark on our next phase of growth,” said Jason Wild, Executive Chairman of TerrAscend. “On behalf of our team I’d like to welcome Charishma, Charles, and Jared to TerrAscend and look forward to collaborating with them as we broaden our product offerings, expand our selling capabilities, and effectively plan for & manage our business.”
Ms. Kothari brings experience managing global B2B and B2C brands for leading Pharmaceutical and CPG companies, including Essity Professional Hygiene and Sanofi. Ms. Kothari received an MBA from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Miami. In this new role, Ms. Kothari will oversee the Company’s marketing activities. In addition, Ms. Kothari will work to integrate TerrAscend’s marketing and product development strategies with Gage Growth Corp., upon completion of the Company’s previously announced acquisition.
Mr. Oster joins TerrAscend with sales experience across industry verticals including Cannabis, Consumer Goods, and Technology, including overseeing all international sales for Tilray, Inc. Over the course of his career, Mr. Oster has also helped scale multiple early-stage businesses as both an entrepreneur and investor. He received his Bachelor’s from Augustana University. At TerrAscend, he will guide sales activities spanning strategy and execution, and will work closely with Ms. Kothari.
Mr. Anderson brings finance experience to TerrAscend where he will oversee finance & accounting functions and strategic planning process. Previously he served in multiple Senior Director roles at Canopy Growth Corporation where he led both US Finance and Commercial Strategy & Planning after concluding an 8-year career in the Strategy Consulting arm of Accenture. Mr. Anderson received a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degree with a dual major in Economics and Politics from James Madison University, where he was valedictorian of his graduating class and business school.