Meet the KND Team!
Here at KND, we're often making an effort to introduce our highest quality CBD products, but we don't spend nearly enough time telling the stories of the people working diligently behind the scenes to bring those best-in-class products to our customers worldwide. Join us as we introduce you to some of our hard-working teammates!
Nich Wilson | President
As President of KND Labs, Nich Wilson is responsible for overseeing and leading the sales and executive team by providing strategic planning and guidance to ensure the company's growth and success. With two state-of-the-art facilities in the Denver metro area, Nich ensures KND Labs remains the industry-leading extraction and production facility.
Nich earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, loves all things outdoors related and spending time with his family.
Kevin Kirkpatrick | CEO
Our fearless CEO, Kevin Kirkpatrick, diligently oversees our internal operations and research and development, while also providing strategic operational guidance to help lead our team to success within the CBD industry. Since our establishment in 2018 as a best-in-class producer of industrial hemp-derived products, Kevin's keen eye for every detail has resulted in industry-leading products to support top CPG and pharmaceutical companies.
Dave "Swany" Swanwick | Director of Sales
As our hard-working Director of Sales, Swany oversees sales operations, provides strategic growth opportunities, meets sales targets and managing large-scale customer relationships, all which lead to further growth within the CBD industry.
Swany ensures KND Labs continues its growth and success as the industry-leading extraction and production facility on the market. He has helped drive the development of KND’s solutions for making Cannabinoids compatible with water-based products. As a result, we have superior solution products in the market, like KND Apex and KND Superior.
Swany earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and French from the University of Vermont. He went on to be a World Champion Freeskier in his younger days, and now enjoys outdoor activities, such as biking, skiing, and spending time with his family and friends.
Haakon Currie | Compliance Manager
Under Haakon’s guidance, KND has established itself as a leader in CBD manufacturing and has achieved multiple cGMP certifications including ISO 9001:2015 and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) certification. Thanks in part to these certifications, we have become a trusted supply chain partner of CBD ingredients for global consumer products.
Haakon brings more than two decades of experience in food, beverage and hospitality management, including general management for several regional and national restaurant operations.
Courtlandt Pennell | Manager of Sales
As our Sales Manager, Cortlandt supports KND's sales initiatives, including a specialization in pet food industry sales. He interfaces with customers and prospects to meet their CBD supply chain needs relative to the pet industry, among other business segments.
Lars Sequist | API Hemp Extracts Global Sales, KND Biopharma
Lars Sequist leads KND's existing partnerships and drives new business development with pharmaceutical manufacturers. Under the KND Biopharma umbrella, he also oversees our Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) hemp extracts global sales to provide our best-in-class ingredients to clients around the world.
Under Lars' guidance, we are proud to be an API-certified supply chain partner of CBD ingredients for global consumer products.
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