Our founding team is led by Christian Mackin as CEO and his brother Sean Mackin. They are uniquely positioned to confidently build a startup company based on a product. They are confident because they have been serial entrepreneurs in four startups since 2001 and had a successful exit in 2006. Moreover, they have developed more than 100 products and have gained extensive manufacturing experience from America to China, as well as developed Product Design Centers in India with hundreds of mechanical, electrical and software engineers. They also have 15 years of extensive sales experience traveling to nearly all 50 states in America, as well as Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, East Asia and South East Asia.
Christian and Sean currently operate Kohlex LLC, which was founded in 2006 after their exit from Infrastructure Solutions. Kohlex is a product design and engineering services company with headquarters in Aliso Viejo, California and a Product Design Center in Hyderabad, India. The Kohlex team of Mechanical, Electrical, and Software engineers are currently developing consumer, medical, aerospace, robotic and industrial products for customers from America to Australia. Christian Mackin has been in an operating room to observe open heart surgery in Switzerland to develop a life-saving product for the US Navy Seals. He has been to the United States NSA facility in New Mexico to develop a product for the CIA and he has spent weeks in Kuala Lumpur developing a product for Maxis Telecom. He has led engineers to design products for companies such as AT&T, Verizon, Boeing, Sikorski and Gulfstream Aviation and he is currently working closely with a Silicon Valley CEO who was a Peter Thiel 20 Under 20 Fellow, to build a 6-axis robotic arm and a next generation manufacturing platform. Please see the Kohlex Company Overview to learn more. Christian and Sean’s domain experience, as well as their ability to leverage Kohlex resources, are what make this a perfect startup team.