B. Michael Friedman has served as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Agritek Holdings Inc. and MediSwipe. Inc., for the last six years and is a pioneer within the Medicinal Cannabis Industry. Mr. Friedman’s Companies were the first fully reporting Companies within the sector to become public and provide financial transactions and wellness products to the industry including several hundred independent medical dispensaries throughout Colorado and California. The Company also owns the trademarked brand MD Vapes, which is an exclusive line of vaporizers and sold and endorsed by celebrities throughout the US. The company presently owns 80 acres of agricultural land in Colorado as well as acreage in Puerto Rico and plans to be the first Company to truly provide managed agricultural facilities, infrastructure, and greenhouse technology to licensed and regulated growers within the sector in both states.
In February 2010 (inception date) Mr. Friedman founded 800 Commerce Inc. a merchant processing and mobile application company presently responsible for over 200 million dollars in processing transactions annually, and has been the President since inception date. Since 2009, Mr. Friedman has over 20 years of investment banking experience, particularly in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, manufacturing, marketing, advertising, and licensing. Since 2008 Mr. Friedman operates in a managerial capacity, First Level Capital LLC, a mergers and acquisitions and financial consulting firm located in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Friedman received his Bachelor of Science (BS) in Marketing and Management in 1986 from the University of Florida, in Gainesville, Florida.
Russ Regan, a 50 year veteran of the music and film industry, serves on Agritek Holdings, Inc. Advisory Board. Mr. Regan has played a major role in the careers of the biggest names in the music industry. Luminaries such as Elton John, Neil Diamond, Barry White, and Olivia Newton-John all credit Regan as a major force behind their success.
Mr. Regan started at UNI Records, a division of MCA Inc., where he was quickly promoted to General Manager. There his successes continued and in 1968 he signed Neil Diamond. Later in 1970, he signed the young artist and formulated a campaign to launch this artist in the United States. That singer-songwriter was Elton John. Other platinum artists followed Regan's tenure at UNI Records, including Olivia Newton-John.
In 1974, The Bill Gavin Report and The National Association of Record Merchandisers named Russ Regan "Record Executive of the Year" in recognition of his contributions to the music industry.
In 1980, Mr. Regan became Polygram Records' General Manager of West Coast Operations. The result was "Flashdance." With Regan as the film's music consultant, the successful film spawned a soundtrack album, which sold 14 million albums for Polygram. Regan also supervised the soundtracks for the movies Endless Love, Breakin', The Karate Kid, All The Right Moves, Love At First Bite, This Is Spinal Tap and A Chorus Line. Regan was also the Music Supervisor for four Academy Award winning songs from the films: The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno, Flashdance and Chariots of Fire.
Returning to Motown in 1986 as President of the Creative Division, Mr. Regan more notably worked on Smokey Robinson's successful comeback effort; the platinum selling album "One Heartbeat." Regan remained with Motown until the company was sold in 1988. Regan, along with more than two dozen other radio and music industry leaders, is a member of the nominating committee of the Hit Parade Hall of Fame. He is one of only a few record executives in the world who has had a number one record in each of four decades (1970s-2000s).