CANNAINVESTOR Magazine September / October 2016 - Page 72


The Civilized leadership team brings to the table extensive marketing and media industry experience.

Derek Riedle, Founder & Publisher / Terri Riedle, Co-Founder & President

For nearly 20 years, entrepreneurs Derek and Terri Riedle have successfully founded and grown companies that span marketing agencies, real estate development, and content production.

Mitchell B. Fox, Board Member

Mitch joined the Civilized board of directors in March 2016 to expedite the company’s monetization and ad network growth plans.

He is a past publisher of Vanity Fair and Details Magazine along with more than a dozen other media properties. In 1997, Mitch was named Condé Nast Publisher of the Year, generating record growth and ad revenue.

Mitch also served as president and CEO of The Golf Digest Companies, and past group president of Condé Nast. More recently, he founded 8020 Media Company and WGA Global Marketing Inc. He is also an advisory board member of Viridian Capital Advisors.

L-R: Derek Riedle, Terri Riedle, Mitchell B. Fox

They transformed their first start-up from a digital signage and web development shop to one of the largest, award-winning, full-service marketing agencies in Atlantic Canada. Moving from Canada to California in 2014, the Riedles formed Talons of Venice Entertainment, which developed, produced, and sold the lifestyle TV show “Real Houses Of…” to the W Network and other international markets within a nine-month timeframe.

In California – where cannabis has been medically available for 20 years – they observed a more normalized culture. Inspired by this very different reality from the outdated stoner stereotype, the idea of Civilized was born.