2006 – TikiWade (ionlake) is founded by Wade Girard as a means to read really simple syndication (rss) feeds from hundreds of classified websites across the internet and make them available through a simple search function.
2008 – The DART platform is developed, a new web application to assist a Minnesota based car club to manage their organization and annual car show. The Event Management app quickly became an integral part of the car shows success and expanded to other car clubs across the state.
2010 – The Membership Management app was added to the DART platform for clubs to use to manage their management across teams in different geographical areas.
2013 – The Survey app was added to the DART platform.
2015 – TikiWade changes its name to ionlake
2015 – ionlake migrates to Amazon Web Services, focusing on scalability and security.
2016 – MyRepChat, a communication tool allowing advisors to communicate with clients through text messaging while in compliance with company policy and industry regulations, is created by Derrick Girard and becomes part of the ionlake portfolio. With it, ionlake creates and releases their first mobile apps for iPhone, Android, and Windows mobile platforms.