We’re a group of entrepreneurs…
We’re a group of entrepreneurs that have been in the solar and battery industry for almost a decade. We started out helping to build the Solar Battery company, Goal Zero and its sister humanitarian organization, TIFIE Humanitarian. For over 5 years we helped develop and test their products in the U.S. and African markets. Over the years, we continually were asked by customers if these portable battery products could be wired into their homes for more convenient use.
In 2015 we started a new company that developed home-integrated batteries for residential and commercial customers. Over the last few years we’ve been refining and enhancing the product into its current version. The Kailo Powerbox fits that sweet spot of battery power for homes. It’s has the convenience of larger fixed battery systems and the flexibility and affordability of smaller portable battery solutions.
Vaughn Cook | Founder
Mr. Cook is a businessman, entrepreneur and angel investor. He founded Kailo Energy in 2016 because of the growing opportunities in renewable energy. Vaughn is also the founder and CEO of ZYTO Corp, a Bio-feedback and communication technology company.
Ryan Shepherd | President
Mr. Shepherd has lived and worked on 5 different continents over the last 2 decades, creating products and businesses. He has over 10 years of experience in product development and business in the renewable energy markets and is currently a board member of the Utah Solar Energy Association. Ryan holds an MBA from Southern Utah University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Kami Howard | CFO
Mrs. Howard is a finance and strategic planning professional with vast experience in accounting, audits, tax planning and financial engineering. She was recognized with the “Stevie Award” for her successes as a businesswoman after having served in multiple VP and C-suite positions throughout her career.
David Erickson | CMO
Mr. Erickson has over a decade experience as a Marketing and Customer Experience Executive for various technology and renewable energy companies and non-profits across the U.S., Europe and Africa. He has helped run successful marketing, CX, and fundraising campaigns across consumer, corporate, government, and humanitarian channels. He has an MBA from Cranfield School of Management in the UK.
Karl Cain | CRO
Mr. Cain leads the sales and revenue activities for Kailo Energy. As a global technology business leader, Mr. Cain has experience in technology start-ups, where he led sales for an HPC technology leader from $1M to $250M during a 7 year period. At Dell, Cain also grew revenues 600% to $400M and increased margins from -18% to 20% in 5 years in his division. At Intel and Seagate he grew revenues 5x over 5 years. Mr. Cain has degrees in Business and Organizational Communication from the University of Utah.