Current report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO
SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) November 1, 2017
AGRITEK HOLDINGS, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
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|777 Brickell Ave Suite 500 Miami FL||33131|
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(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code): (305) 721-2727
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|Item 5.02.||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
On November 1, 2017, the Board of Directors of Agritek Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Anton Ansalmar to serve as the Company’s Chief Technology Officer (“CTO”) and to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Company, effective November 1, 2017.
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Ansalmar, age 39, founded in September 2016, Medik8Mobile, Inc. and currently serves as the CTO. Medik8Mobile is a mobile first platform for secure medication delivery management platform, and Mr. Ansalmar was responsible for product development of software for compliance and reporting within the cannabis industry. In January 2015, Mr. Ansalmar founded Rapid Healthcare, Inc., and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and CTO. Rapid Healthcare is a mobile software company, focusing on the development and implementation of clinical apps for patient safety and workflow optimization.
From June 2010 to December 2014 Mr. Ansalmar served as the Founder/CEO and CTO of Rapid Consulting LLC, where he was responsible for building an enterprise mobility practice and consulting to various fortune 500 companies around Mobile initiatives. He consulted for companies such as NBC Universal, Nuvasive and PG&E.
Mr. Ansalmar graduated in 1997 from St Dominics College in 1997 with a degree in Computer Science and Math and Physics, and also earned a Bachelor’s degree (honors) in Computer Science in 2000 from Queen Mary, University of London. Our Board believes that Mr. Ansalmar’s extensive relationships and experience in product development and deployment in the mobile and web industry with emphasis in the health and wellness sectors will be an asset to our Board.
The Company has agreed to compensate Mr. Ansalmar $8,500 per month for his role as CTO.
|Item 8.01.||Other Events.|
On October 31, 2017, the Company issued a press release announcing Mr. Ansalmar’s appointments. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1||Agritek Holdings, Inc. press release dated October 31, 2017.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|AGRITEK HOLDINGS, INC.|
|Date: November 6, 2017||By:||/s/ B. Michael Friedman|
B. Michael Friedman
Chief Executive Officer and President
Agritek Holdings, Inc. Announces New Appointment To The Board Of Directors As Chief Technology Officer Including New Intellectual Property For Compliance Within Cannabis Sector
October 31, 2017
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Oct 31, 2017) - Agritek Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: AGTK) www.AgritekHoldings.com, a fully integrated, active real estate investor for the cannabis sector and consultant for multiple cannabis brands, today announced that the Company has appointed Mr. Anton Ansalmar Founder of Rapid Healthcare Inc and MediK8Mobile Inc, as Chief Technology Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Agritek Holdings Inc. effective November 1, 2017.
Mr. Ansalmar brings over 18 plus years of experience in Information Technology, with over 13 plus years of Web/Mobile technologies and over eight years of experience in Enterprise Mobility within the healthcare, utilities and supply chain sectors. Mr. Ansalmar has managed and built an Enterprise Mobility Practice which has developed Mobile applications across all platforms including iOS, Android and Windows Mobile, he has consulted for clients such as the UNITED NATIONS, PG&E, NBC UNIVERSAL, NUVASIVE and GREENLEE COMMUNICATIONS, he also advises as CTO for early stage startups. Mr. Ansalmar has additionally designed and managed development of clinical workflow Mobile Applications for Healthcare that utilized Mobile Devices, Mobile Printers, Web Platforms and Integration into Health IT Systems. Mr. Ansalmar holds a BSC in Computer Science from QMW University of London.
"I have observed Mr. Ansalmar manage his development team out of the Irvine start up and incubator division located at the University of Irvine Research Triangle. He will become an excellent complement to our existing Board skill set, bringing demonstrated and relevant industry experience and strategic acumen to the table. His knowledge and past technical experience from the healthcare industry and across emerging industries will further support our strategy to deliver value to our shareholders through innovative technology geared toward corporate compliance, operational excellence, and continued growth within the fragmented cannabis sector", stated B. Michael Friedman, CEO of Agritek Holdings Inc.
As part of the Board of Directors Agreement, Mr. Ansalmar has developed specific intellectual property for the cannabis industry which has now been acquired by Agritek Holdings Inc, that will provide as a major technology asset for the Company held and operated by Agritek holdings. The HIPPA compliant software platform built my MediK8Mobile, will provide for patient verification, storage of medical records and allow patients to search and order products initially through a web & mobile based software. The platform that is now being utilized by local dispensaries in South Orange County during the Beta allows for an "Uber Eats like" experience where the dispensary may track deliveries and manage drivers. The platform also provides a "track and trace" labeling system to record purchases and label packages of strains and all orders being sold to patients through dispensaries and delivery services. Agritek Holdings expects to release the consumer version of the application now known as MediK8mobile to consumers where patients and recreational users will be able to track deliveries coming directly to them. The new platform and application will be branded under "Herbi", which is expected to compete with the likes of Eaze, Speed Weed and Green Rush.
About Agritek Holdings, Inc.
Agritek Holdings, Inc., (www.AgritekHoldings.com) a pioneer within the medicinal marijuana space, provides innovative technology and agricultural solutions for both the medicinal and recreational cannabis industry. Agritek Holdings, Inc. presently owns or manages property in Colorado, Washington State, Puerto Rico and Canada and has licenses with permitted facilities in California approved for cultivation as well as manufacturing capabilities. The company owns several Hemp and cannabis brands for distribution including "Hemp Pops", Hemp oil wellness products and "California Premiums". Agritek Holdings Inc. does not directly grow, harvest, or distribute or sell cannabis or any substances that violate or contravene United States law or the Controlled Substances Act, nor does it intend to do so in the future.
This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements and information, as defined within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the Safe Harbor created by those sections. This material contains statements about expected future events and/or financial results that are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements by definition involve risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Agritek Holdings, Inc. to be materially different from the statements made herein.
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