ZYTO OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
Vaughn R Cook, OMD
CEO, ZYTO Corp.
Vaughn R Cook founded ZYTO and has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since its incorporation in December of 2004. He has been employed full time by ZYTO since its inception. Dr. Cook is an honors graduate of Utah State University, has an acupuncture degree from the Oriental Medical Institute of Hawaii, and an OMD (Oriental Medical Doctor) degree from the North American Academy of Advanced Asian Medicine. He is board certified and licensed as an acupuncturist in Utah. For over twenty years Dr. Cook has worked in the Complementary and Alternative Medical field. He has specialized in technology applications that integrate western and eastern medicine. He has worked for Esion Corp, the company that developed the Interro, has been the President and owner of Digital Health Corp, the company that developed the OmegaAcubase System; President of BioMeridian International, Inc., the company that developed the MSA Pro and other related technology. He has developed two computer-based systems used by healthcare professionals around the world. The first was the Omega AcuBase System and the most recent of is ZYTO technology. Concurrent with his work with technology Dr. Cook owned and operated the Utah Acupuncture Clinic and the Meridian Health Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. This clinical background has allowed him to develop equipment from the perspective of a practicing healthcare professional, which combined with an extensive background in business, has resulted in technology that is clinically effective and financially practical. He has traveled extensively and taught principles of alternative medicine throughout the United States and in many countries.
Dr. Cook provides the Board with over 20 years of experience in the Complementary and Alternative Medical field. As the founder and Chief Executive Officer of ZYTO, Dr. Cook provides a management representation on the Board with knowledge of the day-to-day operations of ZYTO obtained as a result of his role. Thus, he can facilitate the Board's access to timely and relevant information and its oversight of management's strategy, planning and performance.
Kami J. Howard, MBA
President & COO, ZYTO Corp
Kami J. Howard joined ZYTO in April 2007 as the Chief Financial Officer and was first elected to serve as a director of the Company in October 2008. Ms. Howard was elected by our Board of Directors to serve as our Secretary on June 27, 2010 and in March 2011 was appointed by the Board of Directors to serve as the Company's President and Chief Operating Officer. As a member of our senior management team she is involved in strategic planning and is responsible for all financial, regulatory, and investor relation aspects of the business.
Prior to joining ZYTO, Ms. Howard spent five years at Browz, LLC, a technology company specializing in supply chain verification, where she served as Vice President and Company Controller for the entire length of her employment. Her responsibilities included accounting, business and tax planning on behalf of the LLC and its members. From 2000 to 2003, Ms. Howard served as Vice President and Corporate Controller for BioMeridian Corporation and its subsidiaries. Prior to her appointment at BioMeridian, Ms. Howard served in various senior financial positions. She holds a B.S. in accounting and a Master's Degree in Business Administration.
Hammad M. Shah, Rph, MBA
Hammad M. Shah was first elected to serve as a director of ZYTO in October 2008, and currently serves as the President of Fresenius Rx, which is an industry-leading specialty pharmacy focused on patients with renal disease. Prior to joining Fresenius, Mr. Shah served as Vice President and General Manager of Emerging Markets for Express Scripts, a pharmacy benefit management company, where he was responsible for the strategy and leadership of five business units spread across clinical, distribution operations, and consumer directed health market operations with total revenue of $1.3 billion in annual revenues. Prior to this, Mr. Shah was Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, International Operations at Express Scripts, where he led the organization’s global strategy and business development with specific emphasis on Europe and the Far East. Prior to his tenure at Express Scripts, Mr. Shah held multiple roles as Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and General Manager at VetCentric, PharMerica, Caremark, and Eckerd Corporation. Mr. Shah received a Masters in Business Administration from Arizona State University, and a Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy from Temple University, and is a licensed pharmacist.