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IRIS Media Works – and our flagship website, IRIS.xyz – exists to be the most helpful place Advisors can come to grow their minds and their businesses. We create and curate information from experts all over the world focused on helping Advisors do and be better. We are proud of this purity of purpose, and filter everything we do through this lens.

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Tai-Chin Tung, CEO
Tai-Chin has over 30 years of experience in the investment industry, having held executive leadership roles in the United States and abroad. Tai-Chin’s multi-disciplined experience and multi-functional approach underpins her solution-oriented investment approach. Through her experience as a member of both Fidelity’s Asia Operating Committee and Charles Schwab Asset Management’s Investment Committee, Tai-Chin developed a unique combination of investment and distribution expertise that benefits a wide range of clients. In addition, her Operations background, spanning various geopolitical environments, enables her to take a global perspective in offering options and solutions for clients. Since departing from Fidelity, Tai-Chin has dedicated her energy in organic farming, education, retirement planning and medical aspects of finance to promote general well beings of end clients.  Her work focuses on investing directly in pre-public stage companies who have clear missions to create good and on providing strategic directions to private companies in the areas of growth and operating leverage.

Douglas Heikkinen, Founder, Editor and Creative Director
Doug has over 25 years of experience as a marketing and communications professional and creative services to the financial sector and others. He is a defector from the corporate world, taking with him a thorough understanding of the mindset of capital business. He co-led two successful start-ups in 2004 and 2008—M Financial Wealth Management and FiligreeAdvisors and in 2009 he became President of a Northwest brand/design agency.  Prior to that he spent 13 years at Schwab Advisor Services where he was instrumental in all aspects of the areas growth and maturity. Contact him at douglas@imediaw.com

Jakie Kangas Beard, Vice President of Marketing
Jakie comes to IRIS with more than 15 years of marketing, communications and event management experience in the financial services industry. She has built a deep understanding of Advisors, investors and the challenges they face through her work at Wells Fargo Wealth Management, Schwab Advisor Services and Schwab Corporate Services. She is excited to help Advisors find new ways to strengthen their relationships with clients and grow their businesses with IRIS. Jakie can be reached at jakie@imediaw.com

Ian Smith, Head of Technology
Ian has a savant level Systems Theory and has been an Agile Programmer for 20 years in 20 languages. Ian specializes in complex problem-solving in software architecture, data forensics, cross-platform integration, automation, and possess a high level of knowledge and experience in Network and OS Security, Systems Theory, and project leadership. A small list of achievements include: teaching Linux at NASA, writing partition tables in hexadecimal for partition recovery, mapping Living Systems to software models, Forex arbitrage network, fractal market predictions, and creating an RSA cryptocurrency in 2002 with a double spend solution similar to Ripple.

LeeAnn Roy, Marketing Associate
LeeAnn joins IRIS as a marketing associate. She has a degree in accounting and finance from Southern New Hampshire University, and looks forward to building expertises in digital media and marketing. LeeAnn speaks conversational Japanese, which may come in handy as she drives our contributor outreach and communication efforts. You can reach LeeAnn at leeann@imediaw.com.

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