Kee founded Kagi in September 1994. As the developer for the initial Kagi systems, Kee pioneered one of the very few ecommerce sites on the web that began and remains strong in the international arena. Kee has cultivated Kagi as a much-needed alternative channel to support original digital content for both entrepreneurial and mid-tier clients. Prior to founding Kagi, Kee was already an accomplished software programmer. From 1981 to 1986, Kee worked as a Process Control System Engineer with Chevron USA. As a product marketer for Apple from 1994 to 1995, he specified and delivered Apple's first internet server, the Apple Internet Server Solution for the Web. He founded and ran Kagi Engineering from July 1988 to June 1994, where he designed and optimized large AppleTalk networks. Kee holds three patents and has published numerous technical magazine articles. He holds a BSEE from Texas A&M University. He enjoys the Entrepreneur Organization peer group meetings and the social events they have such as race driving at Laguna Seca, tours inside Alcatraz prison, and woodland survival skills.
Vicki joined Kagi in September of 2005. Her 30 year career includes 14 years in product management for software,
technology and financial services companies. She has experience in entrepreneurial, mid-tier and Fortune 500 companies.
Work initiatives have ranged from the tactical to the strategic, including product specification, merger and partnership
analysis, new markets analysis and new business design and development. Prior to joining Kagi, Vicki held product
management positions at Aspect Communications, RSI Group, and Automatic Data Processing. Earlier in her career, Vicki
was Vice President of a new business unit at Systems Tax Service, and a major account representative and technical
manager for ADP. She holds a BA from George Washington University. When pausing from ecommerce and technology,
Vicki volunteers at the Marine Mammal Center and is passionate about ocean cleanup.
Ty joined Kagi in 1997 as co-founder, to fill roles in management and engineering. Shipman left Kagi in 2010, after 14 years to pursue other opportunities. He is an active board member of Kagi and is currently VP of Engineering at Paymate. Prior to Kagi he held management and engineering positions at Sybase (SAP), Blyth and ran a successful consulting company where clients included: Sun Micro, Sybase, Oracle, Berkeley*IEOR, Teradata/NCR. He holds a BA, with honors, from UC Berkeley.
As a 18 year veteran of high tech, Brad brings valuable insight to Kagi's board. Brad served as the Director of Technical Support and Quality Assurance for Farallon Computing from it's startup in 1986 until 1998. From 1998-2006 he was the V.P. of Technical Services for Netopia Inc. Brad has experience managing all areas of customer and technical support for computer software products and networking solutions. He holds a BS degree from Texas A&M University. When he needs a break from the high tech world, Brad enjoys woodturning and wine tasting. He also never misses calving season at the family ranch.
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