Our Mission

Humanity is at the heart of it all.

IKIN exists to continuously study, develop and drive the ability of technology and interactivity to enhance the human experience. The extraordinary concepts that result are then internally tested and realized in a rapid-fire process that allows us to take an idea from initial prototype to final form and launch faster than corporations many times our size.

Collaboration is at the heart of who we are and everything we do. Interested partners are welcome to contact us for an open conversation. If your ethics and expertise match our own, get in touch to learn how you can join our team.

Leadership

The people behind the promise.

Taylor Scott, Founder/CTO

Taylor is inspired to invent products that improve the human experience and how we interact with technology. As the leading pioneer of experiential technology’s NuRealism movement, Taylor has initiated and facilitated the R&D of an extensive list of technologies that until now never existed. He was also involved in development of the holographic technology that shook the world when Michael Jackson and Tupac Shakur came back to life.

Taylor’s diverse scientific skillset and passion for progress is the fuel that drives IKIN innovation. He has invested 15 years creating new technologies for mass market application. His unquenchable thirst for knowledge is evidenced in a diverse educational background that includes biochemical engineering, organic chemistry, holographic technology, electronics engineering and AI software analysis.

Joe Ward, CEO/President

Joe Ward is an accomplished, self-directed Executive with an uninterrupted record of success in developing and leading high performance organizations. Proficient in Corporate strategy with a focus on creating winning cultures and driving both top and bottom-line results. With a reputation as a forward thinker, Joe has been on the front edge of numerous technologies such as VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and is now positioning IKIN as the first company to bring Holographic technology and applications to the personal use market. As an executive, Joe has assisted in the growth and ultimate sale of multiple public companies resulting in significant increase in shareholder value.

Joe currently resides in Austin, Tx, with his wife Sandie and has 3 sons. He is a big University of Georgia Bulldog fan. Go Dawgs !!!!!

Doug Garnhart, CFO

Doug is IKIN’s Chief Financial Officer reporting to CEO Joe Ward. As CFO, Doug oversees the accounting, business support, financial planning and analysis, treasury, M&A, investor relations, human resources, IT, internal audit and tax functions at IKIN. Doug joined IKIN in January 2018 working closely with IKIN’s senior leadership since his arrival and has been instrumental in developing IKIN’s corporate structure and capital raise strategy.

Doug has over 20 years of experience building and leading finance teams in start-ups, mid-size and large corporations. He has had successful collaborations with CEOs, investors, boards of directors, cross-functional organizations and operating units. Doug’s efforts have helped to redefine products, revenue opportunities and cost structure, with a focus on GAAP/IFRS and Sox compliance.

He began his career with Wells Fargo Investment Advisors and since has spent 20 years in finance and operating roles. While at AT&T, Doug was part of the high-tech team that was rebuilding the infrastructure from the ground up. He later became CFO at several high-tech companies positioning them for eventual mergers or acquisitions.

Doug graduated from California State University East Bay with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and currently lives in Laguna Beach, California.

Al Loaiza, EVP Operations

Al has led organizations in the delivery of complex technology solutions to global enterprise customers. His 30 years of experience includes management of cross-functional teams in operations, sales and sales operations, finance and P&L management. His responsibilities have included systems, processes, support, manufacturing operations, quality control and supply chain management.

Before IKIN, Al was SVP of Operations at Vertical Technologies, a provider of cloud and hybrid communications platforms and applications, and VP/Americas Client Services Delivery for Mitel, overseeing an operations team of 550 employees generating revenues in excess of $250 million for the corporation’s largest division.

Cody Oakland, EVP Marketing

Cody has led operational teams for business categories ranging from development software, data algorithm and applications to biochemical sales and distribution development. His focus is on foundational stability and long-term product/service viability.

Prior to IKIN, Cody was Head of Product Development and Testing for BP4 Handlebars and Head of Ergogenic Product Development for Body Science. He is also well-versed in all aspects of digital marketing, including community-building, social media and search, having directed the online platform for 2media earlier in his career.

Chuck Oakley, VP, Global Manufacturing & Supply Chain Management

Chuck Oakley is a customer-centric Operations leader with decades of experience in management, including fulfillment, logistics, inventory control, warehousing, supply chain, procurement, post-sales warranty support, and facilities. In his 30+ years of work experience in the telecom space, an industry known for consolidation, Oakley spearheaded numerous M&A acquisitions ranging from $10 million to $600 million. These acquisitions sharpened his skills in performing due diligence, identifying synergistic opportunities, implementing best practices, and executing seamless integrations.

Chuck is hyper-focused on business analytics and believes careful measurement and monitoring of KPIs are key to success in operations management and customer experience. At IKIN Inc., Chuck applies his decades of experience to the management of contract manufacturers and the fulfillment of IKIN hardware products.

Chuck received his B.S. in Engineering Technology (Industrial Distribution) from Texas A&M University. He currently resides in Phoenix Arizona with this wife and youngest son. His oldest son and granddaughter live in Texas.

Taylor Scott

Founder/CTO

Taylor Scott, Founder/CTO

Taylor is inspired to invent products that improve the human experience and how we interact with technology. As the leading pioneer of experiential technology’s NuRealism movement, Taylor has initiated and facilitated the R&D of an extensive list of technologies that until now never existed. He was also involved in development of the holographic technology that shook the world when Michael Jackson and Tupac Shakur came back to life.

Taylor’s diverse scientific skillset and passion for progress is the fuel that drives IKIN innovation. He has invested 15 years creating new technologies for mass market application. His unquenchable thirst for knowledge is evidenced in a diverse educational background that includes biochemical engineering, organic chemistry, holographic technology, electronics engineering and AI software analysis.

Joe Ward

CEO/President

Joe Ward, CEO/President

Joe Ward is an accomplished, self-directed Executive with an uninterrupted record of success in developing and leading high performance organizations. Proficient in Corporate strategy with a focus on creating winning cultures and driving both top and bottom-line results. With a reputation as a forward thinker, Joe has been on the front edge of numerous technologies such as VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and is now positioning IKIN as the first company to bring Holographic technology and applications to the personal use market. As an executive, Joe has assisted in the growth and ultimate sale of multiple public companies resulting in significant increase in shareholder value.

Joe currently resides in Austin, Tx, with his wife Sandie and has 3 sons. He is a big University of Georgia Bulldog fan. Go Dawgs !!!!!

Doug Garnhart

CFO

Doug Garnhart, CFO

Doug is IKIN’s Chief Financial Officer reporting to CEO Joe Ward. As CFO, Doug oversees the accounting, business support, financial planning and analysis, treasury, M&A, investor relations, human resources, IT, internal audit and tax functions at IKIN. Doug joined IKIN in January 2018 working closely with IKIN’s senior leadership since his arrival and has been instrumental in developing IKIN’s corporate structure and capital raise strategy.

Doug has over 20 years of experience building and leading finance teams in start-ups, mid-size and large corporations. He has had successful collaborations with CEOs, investors, boards of directors, cross-functional organizations and operating units. Doug’s efforts have helped to redefine products, revenue opportunities and cost structure, with a focus on GAAP/IFRS and Sox compliance.

He began his career with Wells Fargo Investment Advisors and since has spent 20 years in finance and operating roles. While at AT&T, Doug was part of the high-tech team that was rebuilding the infrastructure from the ground up. He later became CFO at several high-tech companies positioning them for eventual mergers or acquisitions.

Doug graduated from California State University East Bay with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and currently lives in Laguna Beach, California.

Al Loaiza

EVP Operations

Al Loaiza, EVP Operations

Al has led organizations in the delivery of complex technology solutions to global enterprise customers. His 30 years of experience includes management of cross-functional teams in operations, sales and sales operations, finance and P&L management. His responsibilities have included systems, processes, support, manufacturing operations, quality control and supply chain management.

Before IKIN, Al was SVP of Operations at Vertical Technologies, a provider of cloud and hybrid communications platforms and applications, and VP/Americas Client Services Delivery for Mitel, overseeing an operations team of 550 employees generating revenues in excess of $250 million for the corporation’s largest division.

Cody Oakland

EVP Marketing

Cody Oakland, EVP Marketing

Cody has led operational teams for business categories ranging from development software, data algorithm and applications to biochemical sales and distribution development. His focus is on foundational stability and long-term product/service viability.

Prior to IKIN, Cody was Head of Product Development and Testing for BP4 Handlebars and Head of Ergogenic Product Development for Body Science. He is also well-versed in all aspects of digital marketing, including community-building, social media and search, having directed the online platform for 2media earlier in his career.

Chuck Oakley

VP, Global Manufacturing & Supply Chain Management

Chuck Oakley, VP, Global Manufacturing & Supply Chain Management

Chuck Oakley is a customer-centric Operations leader with decades of experience in management, including fulfillment, logistics, inventory control, warehousing, supply chain, procurement, post-sales warranty support, and facilities. In his 30+ years of work experience in the telecom space, an industry known for consolidation, Oakley spearheaded numerous M&A acquisitions ranging from $10 million to $600 million. These acquisitions sharpened his skills in performing due diligence, identifying synergistic opportunities, implementing best practices, and executing seamless integrations.

Chuck is hyper-focused on business analytics and believes careful measurement and monitoring of KPIs are key to success in operations management and customer experience. At IKIN Inc., Chuck applies his decades of experience to the management of contract manufacturers and the fulfillment of IKIN hardware products.

Chuck received his B.S. in Engineering Technology (Industrial Distribution) from Texas A&M University. He currently resides in Phoenix Arizona with this wife and youngest son. His oldest son and granddaughter live in Texas.

New partners are always welcome.

IKIN is constantly searching the world for innovative partners that share our unique ethos, and are capable of helping us take our groundbreaking technologies and ideas to new heights. If you believe we can collaborate for mutual benefit, reach out to start a conversation with us.

Join the IKIN team.

We’re always looking for dynamic talent to support our rapid growth and extend our culture of innovation and collaboration. From design and engineering to marketing, sales and operations, new positions are available on a regular basis. Browse our latest openings below.