Senior Management

"Strategy doesn't exist without tactics" - Jeffrey Friedland

Jeffrey Friedland

CEO - FC Global Strategies LLC


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 a producer and host of Moneytime, a show featuring interviews with CEOs of Nasdaq-listed companies, which was aired on Financial News Network. The network was purchased by NBC and renamed as CNBC.

Mr. Friedland also had a joint venture with a direct response advertising subsidiary of Saatchi and Saatchi. At the time Saatchi and Saatchi was the world's largest advertising agency. 


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, a founder and the initial CEO of a cannabinoid-research company which became publicly-traded in the US, and an early investor in three Canadian cannabis licensed producers. 


Mr. Friedland is 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, and Forbes.


Mr. Friedland hosts video interviews for FC Global Strategies' sponsored websites and marketing outreach programs:


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.

Jeffrey Friedland as a panelist at a Cowen and Company sponsored event in New York

Jeffrey Friedland as a panelist at a family office  investment conference in New York.

Jeffrey Friedland at a Colorado hemp farm in 2014

Jeffrey Friedland at an Ontario, Canada Licensed Marijuana Producer

Mairjuana - The World's Most Misundersto

Jeffrey Friedland's latest book, Marijuana: The World's Most Misunderstood Plant, is available in print and Kindle editions at Amazon.  

Jeffrey Friedland with Professor Raphael Mechoulam of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, who isolated THC and CBD, and discovered the human endocannabinoid system

Jeffrey Friedland with colleagues in Beijing in 2011.

Jeffrey Friedland with colleagues at the FC office in Beijing in 2008.

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