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Introducing SousZen

See how Xinova partners with PepsiCo and Innit to launch the new Seattle restaurant tech startup, SousZen, that aims to digitize ‘back of house’.

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Innovation Opportunities

Seeking innovative solutions for:

Chal Davidson

Director

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I am a firm believer that invention/innovation improves the world we live in and the day you stop learning is the day that you die.  With this mindset I am excited to be working to pushing the development of larger scale innovation ecosystems at Xinova.

Previously I have founded a variety of startups including Supercritical Technologies, where I served at one time or another at both the CEO and CTO. I was the Chief of Staff in the Office of the Chief Technology Officer at Intellectual Ventures, where I worked with CTO and Co-Founder Edward Jung to manage strategic business projects.  In this regard, I am excited to reunite with Edward to continue with the development of the open innovation vision.

I joined Intellectual Ventures as an Engineer Manager at TerraPower, an IV spinoff that promotes a next-generation nuclear reactor design. Prior to that, I provided oversight and planning for the refit of nuclear-propulsion vessels as Resident Engineer for Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. I have also led research and development of advanced energy conversion systems as Senior Engineer at Lockheed Martin, and completed the prestigious Lockheed Martin Engineering Leadership Development Program.

In addition to my work in engineering, I have owned, managed, and invested in  several businesses, including a brewery, multiple restaurants, and a custom-home construction company. I hold a B.S. from Oregon State University and an M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, both in nuclear engineering, as well as an MBA from the University of Washington. I am also a Licensed Professional Engineer in the States of New York, Oregon, and Washington.  I love building things, playing in the snow or on the water, and have a Shih-Tzu.

Our Team

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Kelly Romano

Managing Director | Innovation Programs

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Yong Sung Kim

Chairman APAC

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Programs

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

David Kraft

Head of Innovation Services

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Head of Strategic Partnerships Xinova & CEO Arcnet

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Ernst Stöttinger

Partner | Innovation Programs

Chal Davidson

Director

Sharat Reddy

General Manager, Marketing & North America Sales

Rob Dhat

Vice President of Innovation Partnerships

Kyle Dowling

Director of Innovation Partnerships

Al DeNooyer

Innovation Business Development Representative

Sherri Richman

Innovation Business Development Representative

Alyssa Moore

Director of Marketing

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Soleil Brisbane

Marketing Specialist

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Innovation Services

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Jessica Roberto

Technical Program Manager

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Programs

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Brian Yen

Consultant

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Ramakrishnan Vaidyanathan

Director, Innovation Programs

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Jordan Bundy

Manager, Software Engineer

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Maggie Ng

Chief of Staff to CEO

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Mai Huong Tran

Consultant

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

John Kim

IT Manager

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

BK Lee

President Korea

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We are always seeking new problems to solve, as well as innovators and entrepreneurs to help us solve them. Let’s work together to create the future.

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