Category V BioTech, Inc., (“CATV“) corporate governance means the board is providing that independent perspective and oversight to ensure that the interests of shareholders and the stakeholders more broadly are being appropriately balanced with the day-to-day actions and judgments of the management team.
The company’s vision of becoming an influential player in the worldwide Cannabis space requires hiring top talent. Therefore, Mr. Feldenkrais took it upon himself to find great talent to surround himself to grow this company in the industry of Cannabis. Coherent with CATV’s goal of bringing independent and highly professional criteria on board, the company has hired two new members to the Board of Advisors. Two of the more important things needed in a regulated industry are compliance and regulations. As such, the company has hired top individuals in both these categories. First, the company has hired Mark Slaugh. Mark Slaugh is the CEO and founder of iComply, the oldest Cannabis compliance company in the United States.
Mr. Slaugh established iComply, LLC in 2011 to help Cannabis businesses navigate the complexities of a regulated industry. He is an expert in Regulatory Affairs in Cannabis/Hemp industry focused on driving down the cost, risk, and complexity for MMJ businesses and governments following the letter of the law. He is committed to advancing regulated marijuana businesses with the stewardship of responsibility and integrity. He believes that Cannabis regulations and compliance do not have to be risky, costly, or difficult. His focus is on developing a compliant Cannabis culture amid businesses and governments following the letter of the law. Mr. Slaugh is currently a Council Member of the National Cannabis Industry Association. NCIA’s Policy Council is the Cannabis industry’s policy “think tank,” leading to robust public policy recommendations for the state-legal Cannabis industry. Policy Council members provide critical thought leadership in the form of recommendations on important policy matters that will shape the future of the Cannabis industry for years to come. Since 2011, he has led the creation of industry standards, integrity, and excellence serving over 200 clients worldwide.
As a long-term strategic partner, iComply is committed to conquering marijuana and hemp legalization challenges by working with dozens of government rulemaking and legislative bodies. iComply develops and delivers top-notch corporate compliance training aimed at Cannabis facility staff to create understanding and team accountability in staying compliant with the US’s most regulated and sophisticated marijuana markets. They create a compliant workforce through certification programs like Responsible Vendor, Responsible Manufacturing, Responsible Cultivation, and Comprehensive Compliance Training. They also help regulators understand business challenges and assist lawmakers in responsible and reasonable policy at local and state levels.
The second hire is Arthur A. Estopinan, a veteran player in the United States House of Representatives. Effective January 25, 2021, both individuals begin working for the company assisting 4Cable TV International to vet out the mergers and acquisitions and assist in growing the company globally in the Cannabis industry.
Art Estopinan is a Senior Level International and Public Affairs Chief. He served as the Former Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee with 27 years of service in the United States Congress. Currently, Mr. Estopinan has been in the private sector for close to 5 years. He has an in-depth understanding of intangible economic and political infrastructures combined with firsthand government experience at the highest levels around the globe—a proven record of advancing important issues through the legislative process.