Board of Directors
Chairman, Co-founder, and Chief Executive Officer
Robert Weakley currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Indus Holdings, Inc. Most recently Mr. Weakley was CEO and Founder of Coastal Luxury Management, a large-scale epicurean event planning firm. Prior to Coastal Luxury management, Mr. Weakley was Executive Assistant Manager and Food and Beverage Director for the world-renowned Highlands Inn Park Hyatt. He has also held management positions at Park Hyatt; Prairie Restaurant; and the Grand Hyatt.
Mr. Weakley serves on the executive board of the Boys and Girls Club of Monterey County; as chair of the Planning Committee for the Workforce Investment Board for Monterey County, and the Monterey Business Council. Maintaining ties to the culinary industry, Mr. Weakley is also a board member of the Monterey County Wine Educational Foundation, a regional board member for Chaine des Rotisseurs, and a past national board member for the American Institute of Wine & Food.
Mr. Weakley graduated from Paul Smith's College with a degree in Culinary Arts/Chef Training and Hospitality Management and is a certified sommelier.
Executive Vice President, Co-Founder and Director
Mark Ainsworth is a co-founder of Indus and serves as its Executive Vice overseeing product development and ideation. 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.
Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary and Director
Tina Maloney serves as Chief Financial Officer of Indus Holdings, Inc. Ms. Maloney joins the executive team with more than 25 years in executive leadership positions, with responsibilities that have included finance, tax, treasury, procurement, internal audit, information technology, and human resources.
Prior to joining Indus, Ms. Maloney served as Chief Accounting Officer for Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRS), a global Industrial biotechnology and chemical company for the cosmetics, fragrances, biofuel and food Industries. She also served as Vice President Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer of The Cooper Companies (NYSE: COO), a global medical device and IVF company; and held various senior leadership positions at Sola International (NYSE: SOL), a global manufacturer of eyeglass lenses. Prior to Sola, Ms. Maloney was Vice President of Finance for IESL, an environmental services and electroplating company servicing the defense Industry.
Ms. Maloney graduated from William Woods University with an M.B.A. and earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Columbia College.
Lead Independent Director
Ms. Harkness is currently the Managing General Partner of OPES Holdings, LLC. From 1980 to 2011 Ms. Harkness was CEO of Pacific Plastics & Engineering, a leading medical device manufacturer in the San Francisco Bay area. Ms. Harkness was formerly the Chairperson of National Association of Manufacturers, a member of the Board of Directors for Dignity Health Hospital, and Chair of the Silicon Valley Capital Club Board of Governors. She is a past recipient of the National Association of Manufacturers "Freedom Award," the NAWBO "National Woman Business Owner" award, the Wells Fargo Bank "Outstanding Entrepreneur" award, and the Junior Achievement's Hall of Fame for Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Philanthropy "2018 Legacy Award." Ms. Harkness holds a B.S. degree from Cal Poly, and MA and Administration credentials from San Jose State.
Mr. Maxwell co-founded AIS, Inc. in 1989, one of the largest business furniture manufacturers in the United States and serves as its Chairman. Mr. Maxwell served as the managing General Partner of AIS Venture Fund LP, a multifaceted investment vehicle. He holds positions with Harwich One LLC, AIS Funding LLC, and AIS Equity Holdings LLC. Throughout his career, Mr. Maxwell has led many successful acquisition, buyout and investment transactions and served both as CEO and as a Board member of numerous private and publicly held enterprises and charitable organizations. He currently serves as an active and lead investor, adviser and Board member to various enterprises at different stages of development. He attended Boston College from 1976 to 1979, where he majored in Political Science and Economics.
Mr. Anton has served as Chairman and CEO of Anton Enterprises, Inc. since 2005 and Managing Partner of Anton Venture Capital Fund LLC since 2004. Prior to Anton Enterprises he was Chairman of Anton Airfood, Inc. from 1989 to 2005, the airport foodservice company he founded. Mr. Anton is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Culinary Institute of. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Media Research Corporation, the Board of Directors of QSpex Technologies Inc., and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Thalians Foundation for Mental Health at Cedars-Sinai. Mr. Anton formerly served on the Board of Directors of Air Chef Corporation, a leading private aviation catering firm in North America, the Board of Directors for Morton's Restaurant Group, the Board of the British Restaurant Association, the Board of Trustees of the William F. Harrah College - University of Nevada in Las Vegas, and the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation. Mr. Anton is a recipient of the Silver Plate Award for "Chain Operator of the Year" from the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association and the "Golden Chain Award" from Nation's Restaurant News.