PROVEN
PRODUCT
INNOVATION

Innovation isn’t just change. It’s adaptation to the change around you.
And your customers’ needs are always changing.

INVEST
WITH

COURAGE

We ensure your ideas are the right ideas. From ideation to prioritization, we’ll help you understand which opportunities are worth your investment and why.

OVERCOME
INNOVATION

INERTIA

We often see innovation initiatives struggle. It’s common for objectives to be unclear, or for the process to seem confusing. We’re here to help sustain your momentum and drive you toward results.

DELIVER
ON TIME &
ON BUDGET

We live by the Lean Methodology. Your time and resources are limited. We make sure none of it goes to waste.


ENSURE

RESULTS

Each step of our process is carefully vetted against your unique situation. We make sure to align your goals with what’s necessary for your success.

GET RESULTS FROM YOUR 
CORPORATE
INNOVATION
INITIATIVE

11 + 6 =

OUR PROVEN
INNOVATION

PROCESS

OUR
SERVICES

From forming ideas to building products, we have a lot to offer. View our full list of services to see how we help you spawn innovative, disruptive products.

WE ARE
INVESTORS,
FOUNDERS,
ADVISORS

As investors,
we know how to prioritize and make the most of scarce resources.

As founders,
we know what it takes to move from idea, to product to revenue.

As advisors,
we know how to facilitate innovation by overcoming common roadblocks in major corporations.

Brooke Paul

CEO
Brooke is a serial entrepreneur and corporate intrapreneur with more than 20 years of senior executive leadership ranging from green-field startups to Fortune 500 companies.  He has worked in technology and innovation for Reed-Elsevier, Allstate, Lexis-Nexis, and American Financial Group.  Brooke has founded, built, and successfully exited startups in the Internet, cyber-security, and hospitality industries.  He currently leads Taivara to bring the lean and nimble product management practices used by startups and venture capitalists to enterprise customers.

Roy Slagle

CTO
Roy is a technology leader with 20 years of experience across industries such as financial services, insurance, and ecommerce. He has extensive experience in enterprise-scale web and mobile applications as well as agile startups. He has led large technology initiatives in the customer-facing digital space at JPMorgan Chase as well as B2B insurance brokering platforms for Wachovia. He also founded a startup providing ecommerce solutions for companies such as Liebert, Autodesk, Donatos, Lucent, and Sony.

Kevin Dwinnell

Director, Project & Strategy
Kevin has a history of driving product innovation, testing promising business markets and forging robust client relationships to boost top-line revenue. With more than 20 years of experience in the interactive and digital media space performing work for leading brands like AOL, HP, Netscape, and Sony, he offers insights and perspective that will minimize missteps and improve the chances for success. His experience in launching and growing new business in both B2B and B2C categories also include efforts for Hanna-Barbera Studios, Liebert/Emerson Network Power and Turner Broadcasting.

Dan Clark

Director, Business Development
Dan is responsible for new client acquisition. He has a long track record of customer satisfaction and prides himself in progressing Taivara to the best that it can be. Dan is a true nerd at heart with a passion for robots, the space station, and bikes. His many talents include drawing, yo-yos, and surviving in the wilderness.

Alex Vargas

Lead Software Engineer
Alex is an obscenely proud father, consistent side-project enthusiast, and product-focused software engineer. He takes special pride in finding the right balance between shipping a product and building code the right way. When he’s not at the office, you might find him at a craft brewery or rolling around on a Brazilian jiu jitsu mat.

Scott Ziegler

Senior Developer
Scott is a seasoned veteran when it comes to full stack development. As a dedicated member of the Taivara team, he is always willing to go the extra mile to craft the perfect code. Scott is also a former professional bassist and still enjoys making music in his free time.

Mark Nguyen

Head Engineer
Mark is a full stack developer and a proud graduate of The Ohio State University. He gives nothing less than his best when if comes to developing and shipping software. Mark is a well rounded individual. When he isn’t coding he’s most likely dabbling in boxing, book-binding, or playing piano.

Jill McDonagh

Director, Finance & HR
Jill is the Business Operations Manager and has been with the company from the beginning. She is responsible for human resources and finance at Taivara and has provided business operations services for several companies since 2008. In her free time she enjoys yoga, doing home improvement projects and spending time with her family and their two french bulldogs.

Mark Ruf

Marketing & Project Management
Mark has experience with startups from Columbus, Ohio to Sydney, Australia. After receiving his degree in Marketing from The Ohio State University he has come to accelerate the Taivara mission. When Mark isn’t in the office, you can find him running, playing music, and spending too much time on his computer.

THE MISSING
LINK IN YOUR
INNOVATION
VALUE CHAIN

Important Questions to Ask:

  • Do I know which product ideas are best for my business?
  • What are the first steps to determine if there is a market for my product?
  • What do I need to start building for the first version of my product?
  • How do I move from a promising product into a scalable business?

CHOOSE YOUR PATH

Entrepreneurship

For Startups

Intrapreneurship

For Corporate Innovation

WE PROUDLY WORK WITH STARTUPS AND FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES TO BRING NEW TECHNOLOGY TO MARKET

WE PARTNER WITH LEADING FIRMS