Black Ridge and S-FDF, LLC Finalize Transaction
Announce New Board Members and Interim CFO
Irving, October 6, 2020 Black Ridge Oil & Gas, Inc. (the “Company” or “Black Ridge”) (OTCQB: ANFC) has finalized its previously announced transaction with S-FDF, LLC related to the freeze-dried foods business.
Recent developments advancing the growth of the Company include the establishment of a new management team, addition of new Board members, and the planned move of the corporate headquarters to Irving, Texas. Production is expected to begin at the Irving-based, 20,000 square foot state-of-the art facility in January of 2021. Additional announcements regarding the Company’s name change and product launch will be forthcoming.
The newly established management team comprises of Ira Goldfarb, Executive Chairman; Claudia Goldfarb, CEO; and the team’s recent addition of Brad Burke, Interim CFO. Mr. Burke brings a wealth of knowledge regarding the SEC and investor relations gained from his recent position as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations at CBRE. In this role he led CBRE’s investor relations strategy, acting as the interface between the company and CBRE’s shareholders. He also led CBRE’s forecasting, budgeting, and financial analysis activities. The addition of this experienced and dynamic executive team will allow the Company to position itself as an industry leader in the better-for-you snack and food space.
Claudia Goldfarb, CEO, stated, “We founded the business to push the boundaries of conventional food systems through innovative and impactful approaches to integrate real food, convenience, and a dedication to our communities and sustainability. We are creating proprietary freeze-dried food products with the unique attributes of vibrant taste, quality nutrition, extended shelf-life, and storage and shipping benefits. With this acquisition and management team we will be able to accomplish these goals.”
Veteran Restaurant Executive Appointed to Company’s Board of Directors
As part of the closing, Ira and Claudia Goldfarb will join the Company’s Board of Directors and the Board adds new independent director, Greg Creed.
Greg Creed, an accomplished restaurant executive and seasoned board member, has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Creed most recently held the position of CEO of Yum! Brands, Inc., having previously led Taco Bell as its CEO. Mr. Creed also serves on the boards of Whirlpool Corporation and Aramark Corporation.
“We are ecstatic to welcome Greg to our Board of Directors,” said Ira Goldfarb. “We seek daring and imaginative voices to join our team; Greg’s extensive experience in the food products industry will provide invaluable strategic insight for the growth of the Company.”
“I am very pleased to join the Board ahead of the exciting launch of these incredible products,” said Mr. Creed. “I look forward to working with my fellow directors and management team to grow the Company and further build shareholder value.”
All previous members of the Company’s Board will continue to serve on the Board of Directors.
About the Company
Black Ridge Oil & Gas is based in Irving, Texas. For additional information, visit the Company's website at www.blackridgeoil.com.
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