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The FC Global Strategies Team

Who We Are

Jeffrey Friedland, CEO and Managing Director

US-based Jeffrey Friedland was the chief executive officer and a director of a NASDAQ-listed financial services company, a director of a Nasdaq-listed agribusiness company, a director of a New York Stock Exchange-listed company, and the chairman of the supervisory board of a Hong Kong-based company on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.  He was the producer and host of Moneytime, a weekly show featuring interviews with CEOs of Nasdaq-listed companies, which was aired on Financial News Network. Financial News Network was purchased by NBC and renamed CNBC. Mr. Friedland also had a joint venture to produce video infomercials with a direct response advertising agency subsidiary of London-based Saatchi & Saatchi. At the time Saatchi & Saatchi was the world's largest advertising agency.  From the late 1990s until 2007, his company, Friedland Investment Events was America's largest sponsor, based on number of events, of financial and investment events in key cities located throughout the US.  In 2006, Friedland Investment Events sponsored over 230 live events including major conferences in New York, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, and New York. FC Investment Events also sponsored luncheons in key cities located throughout the US. This firm was purchased by an Atlanta company in 2008. Also, from the late 1990s until the global financial crisis in 2008, his firm, Friedland Capital had an office in Beijing focused on enabling Chinese companies to access foreign capital and business connections.  During that same period, Mr. Friedland also assisted Brazilian companies with their cross-border objectives. Mr. Friedland was an owner of two retail cannabis stores and a grow facility in Colorado, a founder and CEO of a publicly-traded cannabinoid research company, a founder of Israel Plant Sciences - an Israel-based company focused on plant breeding and genetics, a founder of a manufacturer and marketer of CBD products, and an early investor in three Canadian cannabis licensed producers all of which became publicly-traded. Mr. Friedland was also of an inventor of an issued US patent for the "Methods and compositions of treating dystrophies and myotonia" with a formulation consisting of cannabinoids and terpenes. He has been featured or quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, the New York Times, Bloomberg Television, USA Today, Verslo Zinios (Lithuania), Vercernji (Croatia), International Business Times, the South China Morning Post, the Guam Daily Post, the Forward, the Jewish Week, Quartz, the Jakarta Globe, Israel Daily Television, Breitbart, NBC.com and Forbes. Mr. Friedland hosts video interviews for FC Global Strategies' sponsored websites and marketing outreach programs: Business Connect Insider, Cannabis and Hemp Insider. Medical and Pharma Insider and Emerging Technology Insider Mr. Friedland has been a speaker or panelist at conferences and events throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Mr. Friedland is the author of two books, All Roads Lead to China - An Investor Road Map to the World's Fastest-Growing Economy, and Marijuana: The World's Most Misunderstood Plant. (Both books are available in print and Kindle editions at Amazon.) As a staunch advocate of entrepreneurship, Mr. Friedland's focus has been on enabling entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams, whether they're a start-up, early-stage company or established and growing company. Tel. +1 646 450 8909 Email jeffrey@fcglobalstratagribusiness company, a director of a New York Stock Exchange-listed company, and the chairman of the supervisory board of a Hong Kong-based company on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.  He was the producer and host of Moneytime, a weekly show featuring interviews with CEOs of Nasdaq-listed companies, which was aired on Financial News Network. Financial News Network was purchased by NBC and renamed CNBC. Mr. Friedland also had a joint venture to produce video infomercials with a direct response advertising agency subsidiary of London-based Saatchi & Saatchi. At the time Saatchi & Saatchi was the world's largest advertising agency. 

Ross Swan - Director (Based in Singapore)

Singapore-based Ross Swan has an extensive corporate finance and business advisory background. He has extensive contacts throughout the Asia-Pacific region. He has been a perceptive consultant with broad experience in varied industries worldwide, including financial services, oil & gas and engineering. His background includes State Manager - Queensland Operations at Royal and Sun Alliance Financial Services, various management positions with Scottish Amicable Life Insurance, and National Australia Bank. Mr. Swan has a Graduate Diploma - Business Education from the Queensland University of Technology and a Master of Science from the University of Leicester. Tel. +65 9181 9472 Email ross@fclgobalstrategies.com

David Krutonog - Director (Based in Israel)

David Krutonog, originally from Kyiv, Ukraine is based in Tel Aviv, Israel. He has years of experience, including product marketing and consulting. Mr. Krutonog has created and executed go-to-market strategies for SaaS, mobile apps, FoodTech, EdTech, FMCG, HoReCa, Retail, and the events industries. He has assisted B2B, B2C and B2B2C companies with their objectives, in the United States, USA, Europe, Israel, and Ukraine. including international enterprises including Proctor & Gamble. He has launched campaigns in various marketing channels: Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, Twitter, Pinterest, G2, e-mail, SMM, CRM, in-app, in-store, and offline. Tel. +972 50 974 3429 Email david@fcglobalstrategies.com

Claudio Hebling - Director (Based in Brazil)

Brazil-based Claudio Hebling has an extensive entrepreneurial and business advisory background. These include structuring and restructuring companies and divisions for over twenty years. His goal is to continue a professional growth, leading companies, with performance oriented approach. Mr. Hebling's specialties including funding businesses, supply chain, production, inventory, storage and quality, Tel.+55 19 993777 7482 Email claudio@fcglobalstrategies.com

Vincent Paul Joseph - Director (Based in India)

India-based Vincent Paul Joseph has an extensive experience in corporate information technology, Project Management and business advisory background. He has extensive contacts throughout South Asia and also in the Global markets like Germany, USA and Middle East (UAE) regions. He has been a management consultant with broad experience in varied industries worldwide, including Manufacturing, Information Technology, Renewable Energy sectors. His background includes Regional Director - Information Technology, ERP, Business Consulting, Sustainable Industry 4.0, Augmented Reality with various management positions with Intex Consulting GmbH, Sage marketplace technologies, USA, Pentafour Technologies, Singapore. RE’FLEKT, Germany Mr. Joseph has an Electronics and Communication Engineering Background and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management. Tel. +91-962 620 9090 Email vincent@fcglobalstrategies.com

Abiodun Olah - Director (Based in Nigeria)

Nigeria-based Abiodun Olah has an extensive corporate finance background including crypto, blockchain and oil and gas. ​ Tel. +234 812 029 8222 Email olah@fcglobalstrategies.com

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