Company Background

Sean HutchisonOlympic coach and IKKOS inventor Sean Hutchison wanted to help his athletes achieve their dreams. Recognizing that legendary athletes win because of specific, repeatable motions, he became driven to find a better way to teach movement. Devouring scientific literature on neuroplasticity and partnering with videographers, sound designers, neuroscientists, and other experts, he invented the unique IKKOS approach to movement learning.

As a company, IKKOS started with consulting relationships with sports teams, including those at some of the top universities in the United States. Building on these experiences, Sean and his team realized that IKKOS could grow to global scale, giving everyone affordable and effective access to brain-based movement learning. IKKOS products immerse learners in IKKOS training and guide them to better technique within ten minutes. Learners can easily compare their movement to the model and share the results with friends or clinicians.

Best of all, IKKOS gives people a deeper understanding of their own potential. There is nothing quite like the feelings of surprise, pride, and accomplishment people experience when they quickly master what they thought was impossible.

Meet the IKKOS team

Sean Hutchison. IKKOS CEO.

IKKOS is Sean’s brainchild. A former US Olympic swim coach, Sean has trained some of the world’s top athletes, and is regarded as a coaches’ coach. In addition, he is an experienced entrepreneur with a history of building outstanding teams, innovative products, and revolutionary systems for learning and training. Sean who appears quite reserved is a closet daredevil who bungee jumps, likes fast cars, cave dives, and eats Mexican food in Spain.

Rohan Lam. VP Product Development.

Rohan has over 18 years of experience, including 15 years at Microsoft, in software development, systems management, systems architecture and program management. As Senior Program Manager for Windows Office Mobile he managed its start-to-finish build and watched it hit #1 in the app store immediately upon release. Rohan has assembled an all star development team who together, has brought CopyMe to life. Whatever you do, don’t challenge Rohan to a game of Volleyball. If you do be sure to wear your helmet! Need for speed, he is a fast car fanatic.

Gustavo Calado. VP Operation.

Gustavo uses his in-depth expertise to advance the development of the IKKOS technology. Born and raised in Brazil, Gus brings his acclaim as a world-ranked swimmer to lead IKKOS in becoming a strong competitor within the global sport technology industry. Often confused with ‘the Most Interesting Man in the World’, at a recent IKKOS Swimming Coach Certification clinic, Gus revealed his aptitude as a BBQ master. Who knew?!

Terry Yen, Advisor.

Terry’s technical and leadership experience and knowledge in the high technology industry have been pivotal for IKKOS. Terry served several key roles at Qualcomm as the company grew from a small start up to what it is today, the world leader in next generation mobile technologies. At Qualcomm, he currently serves as SVP of Business Development. Terry holds an MBA from Stanford University, and has a dedicated crimson wall at home which is his tribute to his alma mater. Terry has seen IKKOS transform his son’s swim stroke and wants to help others achieve the same improvements. #passionateswimdad!

Randy Massengale, Board Member.

Randy’s career encompasses experience in organizations that have been at the forefront of technology the past three decades, working with companies like Microsoft, Intel, Fluke, and Tektronix. He has served on the Board of Directors of Social Venture Partners and on the Board of Regents at Seattle University. Randy is also an adjunct professor at SeattleU and President of Spinoza Technology, Inc. He received a Masters of Science in Management from Antioch University and a B.A. from Lewis and Clark College. A straight-shooting truth teller who gives the gift of honest, candid helpful feedback, Randy is a much valued member of the IKKOS team. A proud parent of successful athlete kids, Randy got to experience first-hand, the power of IKKOS as it helped his son “never miss a jump shot after using IKKOS”.

About the Name

IKKOS (pronounced E-kos) is named after Ikkos of Tarentum, the first recorded Olympic coach in ancient Greece. Ikkos was known as “the trainer of champions”. After winning the pentathlon at the 84th Olympiad in 444 B.C., he became known for his coaching ability and led two fellow Tarentine athletes to win the same event. We brought this Greek theme in highlighting a dimension of our team members. We know IKKOS is Greek, and that some of the names we chose are Roman. As a global team with big dreams, we’re ok with that.