Tim Sutton CPP, CHPA, is a Senior Security Consultant with Guidepost Solutions, which is a global firm comprised of experienced security and technology consultants, investigators, and compliance and monitoring experts providing physical and cybersecurity, investigative, compliance and monitoring leadership for critical client needs. Sutton has more than 30 years of security experience. His expertise includes operational security management and program development, loss prevention, physical security and risk assessments, and technical security systems design and implementation. He has worked with clients in diverse sectors including medicinal and adult-use cannabis, healthcare, retail, government, manufacturing, and multi-use properties. Before joining Guidepost Solutions as a Senior Security Consultant, Sutton worked as a director of security for Greenhouse Group and its Grassroots and Herbology banners, responsible for enterprise security risk management in all markets. He authored Security, Emergency Action and Fleet Safety Plans along with security training and operations manuals. He also conducted new hire background investigations and security advances at dispensaries. Prior to Greenhouse, he worked as the director of security for Revolution Enterprises with similar security responsibilities.
He is a highly, sought-after security subject matter expert within the cannabis security industry and gives presentations at numerous events, including the 2018 Global Security Exchange where he addressed “Securing the Medical Cannabis Industry from Seed to Sale.” He first entered the cannabis industry as a security consultant with Sorensen, Wilder & Associates when he authored security content for the extremely competitive Illinois permit application process winning two cultivation permits and three dispensary permits. After winning five IL permits, Mr. Sutton provided security consulting services and authored security content for applications and operations in multiple states.