Paul Frantellizzi, is a Functional-Food, Disruptive Entrepreneur that is leading Joyful Hemp Co. as Chief Innovation Officer and CEO. Paul is a passionate and motivational leader with results oriented entrepreneurial vision and a unique ability to bring great value to every relationship and business opportunity.
A former native of NYC, Paul has a 40+ year history and experience with start-ups, executive management, the organic food industry, two-term Mayor, Police Commissioner, filmmaker, and a national sales and marketing director for Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC. He currently leads the team @ Joyful Hemp Co.® developing nutrient-rich functional snacks, protein bars, tinctures, powders, drinks, and of course, Hemp/ Cannabis products. Prior to creating Joyful Hemp®, Paul was the Chief Innovation Officer for Stanley Brothers Cannabis (founders of Charlotte's Web), he also founded the country's premiere co-manufacturer of functional-foods, GOOD SUPERFOODS® (winner of NUTRACON & SSW Editors Choice), he also founded the country’s first organic vending distribution company (NextGen Vending®), and developed that industry’s first PLA-based biodegradable water bottle (Earthpure Organics®).