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Chip Murray

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Business Bio 

When I was eight years old, I visited Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia plantation, and decided then and there that I was going to be an engineer. I was awestruck by the innovations Jefferson had incorporated into his beautiful home, from the self-opening French doors, the polygraph he used to make copies of his many letters, to the wine bottle dumbwaiter in the fireplace millwork, and above all, the 7-day Great Hall Clock which had cannonball weights descending through the floor to the basement!

I followed my dream and earned a Civil Engineering degree at Virginia Tech, then headed to industry to build, create and problem-solve. During my 38 plus years at DuPont I gained a wealth of executive experience in manufacturing, marketing, international business development, R & D, IP and Product Development. As a young engineer, a highlight of my career was the invention and commercialization of a new geotextile product. The pinnacle of my DuPont years came as Global Managing Director for Intellectual Assets and Licensing. To create value for DuPont technology, intellectual property and knowledge, I grew the business over 5-fold to hundreds of millions in net revenues, with an average of over 110 licensing deals per year. 

At some point, while reading yet another Thomas Jefferson biography, I realized that not all of his innovations were his own inventions. Rather, Jefferson had acquired ideas from others, combining them with his own. In effect, he was licensing knowledge!  Another prophetic gift to me.

At Xinova I am expanding the journey, by creating or finding innovation solutions for our clients, whether this involves a new invention, an innovative business model or a nascent spin-out entity. Ultimately, I am fueling my passion for innovation.

Our Team

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

BK Lee

President Korea

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Leesa Murphy

Payroll & Benefits Analyst

Mark Buchthal

Software Engineer

John Kim

IT Manager

Shiloh Stuart

Software Engineer

Chal Davidson

Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Vlad Dabija

Technical Fellow

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

Arra Ardona

Sr. Product Manager

Daniel Edenhofer

Software Engineer

Cassandra Schwartz

Product Marketing Manager

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Darrel Rhea

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Matthew Ritchie

Senior Product Designer

Alyssa Moore, MBA

Senior Marketing Manager

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Emma DeMaris

Marketing Intern

Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Kelly Romano

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Jacob Harvey

Accounting Manager

Anton Orlich

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Dana Lindquist

Data Scientist

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Andrew McLain

Product Manager

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Molly Kent

Software Engineer

Vivek Ramakrishnan

Managing Director

Soleil Brisbane

Employer Branding Specialist

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Network & Technology

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Brian Yen


Ryan Canfield

Software Engineer

Joshua Montgomery

Software Engineer

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Jon Gleasman

Senior Product Designer

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Christian Czernich

Innovation Banking and Development

Kevin Crommelin

Product Manager

Adam Holiber

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Travis Murdock

Vice President of Marketing

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Duncan Mowatt

Senior Product Designer

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & SEA

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Wyatt Antoine

Information Technology Intern

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Maggie Ng

Vice President

Chris Buntel

Vice President | Singapore

Cate Yochum

Software Engineer

Andre Lee

President | Innovation Development & Banking

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Mai Huong Tran


Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Yang-Won Jung

Senior Director | Innovation Services Group

Jordan Bundy

Software Engineer

Evelyn Miles

Office Manager

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Christopher Ruehs

Software Engineer

Ramakrishnan Vaidyanathan

Director | Innovation Banking and Development

Grace Kang

Accounts Payable Specialist

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Jake Fagan

Senior Product Designer

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Ken Poppe

Managing Director | Innovation Development and Banking

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Maynard Kang

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Rapha Goyran

Software Engineer

Liron Porat

Innovation Program Director

Sally Flaxman

Contract Manager

Gerald Toh

APAC IT Manager

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

Paul Payne

Architect | Network Platform

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

Sharat Reddy

Chief of Staff to Founder & CEO

Andy Tolton

Public Relations and Marketing Manager

Jussi Westergren

Senior Advisor

Jake Cannon

Senior Technical Support Engineer

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Matthew Holloway

Vice President of Products

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Emmanuel Gomez

Principal Engineer

Ernst Stöttinger

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Isaac Pek

Innovation Development Manager

Rahul Das

Vice President

Chip Murray

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Nadia Savin

Senior Analyst

Connor Timmerman

Senior Analyst | Network Platform

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Olivia Armstrong

Project Manager

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