First Foods Group Expands Board of Directors with the Appointment of Michael Kaplan
NEW YORK, NY, July 17, 2020 – First Foods Group, Inc. (OTCQB: FIFG) ("First Foods" or the "Company”)
a developer and creator of high-end specialty hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) edibles, announced today the appointment of Michael Kaplan to its Board of Directors.
Michael Kaplan joins the Board with extensive experience as a successful entrepreneur and marketing executive bringing over 30 years of experience in enterprise CPG retail relationship building and product
launches among the world’s largest retailers, including Target, Wal-Mart, Kroger, Albertson’s and CVS.
After Mr. Kaplan’s role as President of a global beauty business responsible for sales over $150 million, he started his own company responsible for consulting in M&A. In addition to his consulting business, he then launched a family business developing direct sourcing turn-key programs for top retail chains in the USA. His efforts here continue to have significant success.
In addition to his responsibilities as an active board member, he will also assume the role of Chief Marketing Officer, effective August 1st. His responsibilities will include utilizing his consumer retail corporate relationships to bring broader distribution for First Foods line of products as well as research new product opportunities which would be in line with the Company’s business strategy.
Mr. Kaplan has also agreed to purchase 1 million shares of FIFG stock at a 10% premium of the closing price on the date of the agreement.
Mr. Harold Kestenbaum, CEO of First Foods Group stated, “As a successful entrepreneur in sales and marketing along with extensive experience launching consumer products, Michael has the tools and acumen necessary to take First Foods Group to the next level. We are pleased that after conducting a search for many months that Michael has accepted these responsibilities as a board member for our growing company.”
Mr. Michael Kaplan commented, “Prior to accepting this board appointment I wanted to make sure First Foods met some important key metrics including growth opportunities and an experienced management team. After learning more about the Company’s business strategy and getting to know the team I have faith that there will be many of these opportunities for me to execute on that will bring great value to First Foods Group and its stakeholders.”
About First Foods Group, Inc.
First Foods Group, Inc. provides management services and funding options for emerging supplement brands and menu concepts. First Foods Group, Inc. is also growing its own new concepts, both through proprietary development and through mergers, acquisitions, and licensing arrangements. First Foods Group has assembled a team of distinguished professionals with experience and success at the highest
levels of the industry.
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