Derek Riedle

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CEO & Publisher of Civilized


Derek Riedle (pronounced reed-lee) is the CEO and Publisher of Civilized - a media company that embraces and highlights modern cannabis culture, reflecting the millions of adults who choose to enjoy cannabis as part of a balanced lifestyle, but don't define themselves by it. He approaches life with wide-eyed curiosity and a gut feeling for what people want before they know they want it.

Derek has crafted the message and shaped the story of leading companies and winning political campaigns across North America. He founded strategic communications agency, Revolution Strategy and is the co-creator of Real Houses of… a television series showcasing some of the most interesting homes in North America and the personalities behind them.

Rooted in Canada’s east coast but living in Los Angeles, he’s learned to surround himself with really great people and get out of the way. Derek loves a good story, a witty sense of humour and authentic personalities. He maintains a strict no-assholes-allowed policy.