Indow is made of creative, ambitious, energy-conscience, fun-loving innovators. We are collaborators who are always thinking of the next way to connect with you and use technology to make our living environment more comfortable and efficient.
Our leadership team uses Certified Lean practices to help run things as efficiently as possible. They prioritize and model inclusion in their day-to-day practices, including encouraging collaboration. This was echoed in our diversity, equity, and inclusion survey where team members most strongly agreed that Indow managers are inclusive, open to new ideas, and allow flexibility for different availabilities or abilities.
We believe that by encouraging diversity, equity, and inclusion, we will access more expansive and varied ideas. That’s why two of our management team members sit on our DEI committee.
Together our leadership team:
Have 6 Degrees
Started 5 companies
Have 145 years of experience
Renovated 10 historic homes (1 on the Historic Register!)
& Bike 65 miles/week
CEO & Founder
Sam is the CEO and founder of Indow, which he started in his living room in 2010. He invented the product himself with a fellow Indow pioneer employee. Sam ran product development, marketing, and funding as Indow established itself, and remains an active collaborator in each department.
Before Indow, Sam co-founded Lensbaby, manufacturer of award-winning special effects SLR camera lenses. As Lensbaby’s CEO, Sam drove the branding, marketing, and established the global distribution network. Sam’s MBA from Carnegie Mellon and years as Marketing Manager at Intel help drive his innovative spirit.
Sam sits on the DEI committee with other team members to help oversee our diversity, equity, and inclusion practices.
Sustainability Superpower: I am The Planter. Giant sequoia trees spring up in my footsteps, sucking carbon out of the atmosphere.
VP of Finance
Stuart sees over the entire finance team at Indow. He has over 20 years experience in finance, accounting, and operations in both corporate and start-up environments. Stuart has a background in systems, and has managed financial system conversions and upgrades for firms during rapid growth phases. He has worked with Sequent Computer Systems, Photon Kinetics, Chevron Corporation, and Daverci Solutions. He served as the Director of Finance and Administration for Ecotrust, an Oregon conservation-based economic development organization. Stuart founded Zig Zag Wireless, a wireless Internet service provider for multi-dwelling units. He holds a BA in Finance from the University of Washington.
Director of Marketing
Brett Myers brings 15 years of marketing experience to the Indow team, having built and scaled marketing teams across multiple industries (and countries), guiding businesses through rapid expansion, and delivering upwards of 40% revenue growth. He has thrived in both agency and in-house environments, helping brands like ZoomCare, Oregon State University, Enjoy Life Foods, and a myriad of other businesses tap into growth opportunities while maximizing the impact of their ad spend.
Brett joins Indow with the goals of helping the team scale for the future, strengthening the brand, and elevating their marketing with cutting edge technology, data-driven insights, and market-defining product positioning. He also brings internal communications and employee engagement experience to the team to help build a better business as part of the DEI committee and more.
Sustainability Superpower: Controlling the weather like Storm from the X-Men to bring much needed rains to drought-stricken areas and fire-prone forests, while minimizing the damage from increasingly devastating natural disasters driven by climate change.
Director of R&D & Quality
Tim is the Director of R&D and Quality at Indow. He is in charge of new product development, upgrades to our proprietary software, and product standards. Tim has 25 years of experience in Design Management, New Product Development, and R&D for products and processes, continuous improvement, and engineering for manufacturing companies with annual sales ranging from $5 to $250M. Tim has Patents Pending for new products and processes that were brought to market as well as creating and implementing a new product line that was a multimillion dollar counter seasonal revenue source.
He has project managed the construction, layout, and installation of new factories, and performed quality audits on manufacturing operations all over North America.
In the IT realm, Tim has managed the implementation of complete ERP systems for two different manufacturing companies and is a fluent coder and power user of
AutoCAD. Tim graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University and is a certified Project Management Professional.
Sustainability Superpower: Mad scientist ability to design emission free power sources.
Director of Operations and Manufacturing
Troy joined Indow as Director of Operations and Manufacturing in 2021. He utilizes creative and analytical disciplines to foster work environments that promote productivity, continuous improvement, growth, and safety. As a leader, Troy puts emphasis on people and processes to grow both the business and individuals.
Previously, Troy worked as Plant Manager at Hydro aluminum. As leader of the Fabricated Components Division, he was responsible for automotive launch and commercial construction. Scope included product development, launch, and production. Troy’s notable automotive launches include Tesla automobile models S, X, and 3. On the commercial construction side at Hydro, Troy’s proudest achievement is the Anaha Towers in Honolulu, a 40-story luxury high-rise near Waikiki Beach.
Prior to Hydro, Troy lead the Woolens Division at Pendleton Woolen Mills, where he headed new product development, process control, and production. He also directed woolen collaborations with companies such as Nike, Ralph Lauren, and Yves Saint Laurent. Troy holds a BA in Business from Oregon State University.
Director of Sales
Ryan is Director or Inside Sales at Indow, overseeing the Fit Specialist and Customer Service teams. He initially joined Indow as the 6th member of the inside sales team. As a Fit Specialist he shipped over $1.2 Million in revenue and set a team record by booking $164,000 in new orders within a single month. After 3 years he stepped into a leadership role as Direct Sales Manager where he oversaw building a culture of continuous improvement and collaboration. Through his efforts he was able to reduce Fit Specialist team turnover by 69% and increase average tenure by 31.58%, all while increasing annual direct sale revenue from $2.3 Million to $4.6 Million within 2 years.
Ryan has 9 years of experience selling in the clean tech industry, both in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Before starting his career, he received a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a Minor in Environmental Studies from SUNY Binghamton. Beyond college, Ryan has also led 3 study groups and 2 book clubs with teammates at Indow to promote learning and professional development.
Outside of Indow, Ryan also dedicates time to volunteering with organizations that provide support to grieving children and families.
Sustainability Superpower: Just like Professor X, Ryan is able to identify and understand the different values and motivations that people have around sustainability to help put together compelling solutions and introduce new ideas.