Acclaimed Entrepreneur Adrian B. Diorio Joins First Harbor Capital, Inc. as Company Structures to Expand Presence in Growing $20 Billion CBD Market
BOSTON, MA, May 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- AnnaBidiol, Inc d/b/a First Harbor Capital, Inc. (OTC Pink: ACBD) (or the "Company"), publicly-held Massachusetts-based holding company, announces the appointment of Adrian B. Diorio to the positions of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Advertising Director, effective immediately.
Under the direction of CEO, Ken Martin, and the company’s Corporate Strategy Advisor, Kevin Charles Baer, Mr. Diorio will oversee all marketing and branding aspects of the Company. Mr. Diorio’s award-winning background has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine: "Lesson to Online Brands: Looks Matter," Coldwell Banker Global Luxury: "Millennial-Driven Design," American Marketing Association Magazine: "Transparency Sells," McKnight's Magazine: "Marketplace Expert," The Boston Globe: "Ask the Expert” and has been quoted in the college textbook, "Small Business Management: Launching & Growing Entrepreneurial Ventures.”
“On behalf of our company, I am very pleased to welcome Adrian B. Diorio to the team. We believe that Adrian’s dynamic skillset and robust level of experience will strengthen our reach and contribute strongly to our ambitious growth. With his proven track record, we expect enhanced momentum in our continuing advancement,” said Mr. Martin.
Mr. Diorio brings over 15 years of startup experience in product development, marketing, brand management and e-commerce in consumer-centric industries such as health & beauty, healthcare and hospitality. Highlights of his career include launching a breakthrough skin care line made from locally-sourced, fresh fruit and vegetables known as Bryce Organics, which at the time competed amongst recognizable brands at Whole Foods, retail stores and high-end spas; the company is currently in the process of rebranding and changing its lineup to enter the forecasted $22B CBD market.
Mr. Diorio, distinguished consultant, enables startups and small businesses to broaden their reach and bolster brand recognition. “We believe we are excellently positioned for bridging the gap between undeveloped companies and the industry. We intend to capitalize on this window of opportunity, and strengthen our footprint, in order to deliver sustainable value for all shareholders,” said Diorio.
According to a recent article in Rolling Stone magazine, for years, experts have predicted that if the cannabis industry expands at its current rate, the American market will reach $20 billion by 2020. But it turns out that one market is spinning off into a mega-industry of its own: according to a new estimate from cannabis industry analysts the Brightfield Group, the hemp-CBD market alone could hit $22 billion by 2022. Unlike THC, the chemical compound that gives weed its signature effect, CBD has been shown to help with everything from PTSD and anxiety to MS and epilepsy, without psychoactive effects.
We are a diversified holding company seeking to acquire emerging companies in key industries where rapid revenue growth and market share penetration are poised for significant gains. We intend to acquire, invest and partner with companies that have competent management teams with provable experience in their industry and have developed products or services that have a unique edge and strong growth in their marketplace.
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