Finance and Marketing Strategists and Implementers
"Strategy doesn't exist without tactics"
Jeffrey Friedland, CEO
About FC Global
FC Global Strategies has a long history of enabling privately-held and publicly-held businesses globally to achieve their business and financial objectives.
Over the decades, FC Global Strategies and its principals have assisted hundreds of companies and projects in the United States, Spain, Morocco, Israel, Germany, China, Canada, Hong Kong, and Brazil with their business development, corporate finance strategies, and cross-border objectives.
FC Global Strategies and its principals have also assisted dozens of companies with their going-public strategies, including stock market listings in the US and Germany. Some of these were underwritten initial public offerings (IPOs), others were reverse mergers or reverse takeovers (RTOs), while others were direct listings.
FC Global Strategies LLC, also sponsors industry-specific websites and "AI Connect Marketing Programs":
Jeffrey Friedland's book, Marijuana: The World's Most Misunderstood Plant.
Jeffrey Friedland's book, All Roads Lead to China: An investor road map to the world's fastest growing economy.
Jeffrey Friedland with Professor Raphael Mechoulam of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Considered the god father of cananbinoid reesearch, Mechoulam discovered the cannabinoid THC in the 1960s.
Jeffrey Friedland, CEO
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, FC Global 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, FC Events sponsored over 230 live events including major conferences in New York, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, and New York. FC Global 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 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, NBC.com 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 (far right) as a panelist at a Bloomberg sponsored conference in London.
Jeffrey Friedland (left) in a video conversation with Denver lawyer, Bob Hoban.
Jeffrey Friedland at a cannabis grow facility in Ontario, Canada.
Jeffrey Friedland at his office in Beijing in 2007.
Jeffrey Friedand celebrating the completion of a transaction in Beijing in 2008..
Leo Mattheos, Managing Director - Europe
A business mentor, financier and business accelerator with multicultural experience gained working in different continents, United Kingdom-based Leo Mattheos understands the cross border challenges businesses face.
He also has experience with funding and investment programs and structures for companies at various stages of development, including debt financing, private equity, public listings in the US, UK, and EU as well as alternative funding strategies.
In the past his professional activities have primarily been focused in the financial sector, including the structuring of debt and equity for SMEs in countries including the UK, Singapore, Indonesia and Greece.
He understands the issues and challenges. C level executives, business owners and entrepreneurs face while liaising with various professionals in different industries in different countries.
Mr. Mattheos holds a Bachelor in Economics and Political science and
MBA from Exeter in the UK. He has worked in London, Singapore, Jakarta and Greece and has traveled extensively in the USA Switzerland, Germany, Holland, France, Luxembourg, and Hong Kong, to meet with investors, colleagues, associates,, financiers. and CEOs of companies of all sizes and various stages of development. .He has an extensive e network of contacts including financiers in the UK, EU, US and many emerging economies.
jeffrey Friedland as a panelist at a cannabis event in Tel Aviv.
Jeffrey Friedland as a panelist at a Cowen & 'Co sponsored financial event in New York.
Leo Mattheos in London
Ross Swan, Managing Director - Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand
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.