Vaughn R Cook founded ZYTO and served as CEO from 2004-2019. In 2020, he became Chairman of ZYTO and is still heavily involved in day-to-day operations in this role.
Dr. Cook is an honors graduate of Utah State University, has an acupuncture degree from the Oriental Medical Institute of Hawaii, and obtained an OMD (Oriental Medical Doctor) degree from the North American Academy of Advanced Asian Medicine.
During the last 25 years, Dr. Cook has been continuously involved in the development and sale of biocommunication technology. During this time, he has also been actively involved in clinical practice as the owner of Utah Acupuncture Clinic and the Meridian Health Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. This clinical experience has strongly influenced the technology that Dr. Cook has developed and continues to develop in order to meet the changing needs of our customers.
A board-certified and licensed acupuncturist in Utah, Dr. Cook has worked in the complementary and alternative medical field for over 30 years. He has specialized in technology applications that integrate Western and Eastern medicine.
Dr. Cook 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 Omega Acubase System; and also served as president of BioMeridian International, Inc., the company that developed the MSA Pro and other related technology. He has developed multiple computer-based systems used by healthcare professionals around the world. The first was the Omega AcuBase System, and the most recent 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. A pioneer in his field, he has traveled extensively and taught principles of alternative medicine throughout the United States and in many countries.
Kami J. Howard joined ZYTO in April 2007 as the chief financial officer (CFO). In March 2011, she was appointed to serve as the company’s president and COO, and was promoted to CEO in 2020. 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.
Ms. Howard holds a BS in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Recently she received the Stevie Award for her accomplishments.
Prior to joining ZYTO, Ms. Howard spent 5 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, she served as vice president and corporate controller for BioMeridian Corporation and its subsidiaries. Prior to her appointment at BioMeridian, she served in various senior financial positions.