Our Team


Kevin T.K Sullivan

Chief Executive Officer

Kevin T.K Sullivan, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.) served 20 years as an Aviation Officer with the United States Army. Throughout his military career as a UH-60 (Blackhawk) pilot, Kevin has served in numerous leadership positions culminating with service as the Director of Aviation for the U.S. Army Pacific Command (USARPAC).

Upon retiring from military service, Kevin founded Leading Points Corporation, a company that builds and implement comprehensive military programs for businesses interested in establishing themselves within the military and government markets.

Kevin has served as SVP and Director of Business & Corporate Development for various startups and Military Charities across the country.

Kate Strickland

Chief Operating Officer

Kate Strickland joins International Hemp Solutions after 12 years as the Chief Operating Officer at Hoban Law Group.

Kate graduated from the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Public Affairs and received her Master’s degree in Public Administration. She also completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Political Science from UC Denver. Kate’s professional experience is widely varied and includes articles published in the Denver Post, The Denver Daily News and The Rocky Mountain News, as well as appearances on local television programming.

Kate is the proud parent of a teenage daughter. In 2017, Kate was appointed to the State of Colorado Foster Care Steering Committee. She is a volunteer for Denver CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, where she works with teenagers navigating the foster care and juvenile court systems.

Derek Montgomery

Chief Revenue Officer

One of the newest members of the team, Derek has an extensive background in finance and investing. Derek will take the lead as IHS looks to expand into specialized cultivation equipment and processing, and is constantly ensuring IHS has a complete line of services available for those entering or already in the emerging industrial hemp industry.

Tim Gordon

Director of Research and Development

Tim has over 15 years of clinical and field research on cannabis and hemp plants. In addition to being an IHS Board Member, as the Director of Research and Development, Tim is currently working with our overseas partners at Poland’s Institute of Natural Fibres and Medicinal Plants to review and develop new commercial varieties of hemp, as well as overseeing domestic propagation programs.

Tim currently also serves as a technical advisor on the board of the National Hemp Association, and is President of the Colorado Hemp Industries Association.

Jaap Kras

President of IHS - EU

Jaap Kras is a retired Dutch attorney and one of the world's foremost horticultural experts. He is a Hoban Law Group international consultant for the emerging cannabis industry across the European Union.

Eric Singular

Marketing Assistant