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Christopher Ruehs

Software Engineer

Growing up I was always intrigued by puzzles, whether they were riddles, building blocks, or word play games. I wasn’t always the best at solving them, but I stubbornly worked my way through them until I had an answer. This stubbornness led me to the University of Michigan in search of solving science’s and the universe’s biggest problems. Along the way, I did research with the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences department and was faced with new puzzle, but I didn’t have the toolset to solve it… yet. After many hours of tinkering with different pieces, I realized I needed to learn how to crunch data. And so, I wrote my first program in MATLAB. While going through this process, I realized I had just stumbled upon an even bigger puzzle, but this puzzle had nearly infinite solutions. I instantly fell in love with not only the programming, but the problem space it presented. Programming allows us to approach problems and find solutions in a way we’ve never been able to before, and it’s incredibly exciting.

After graduating college with a degree in Computer Science, I continued my pursuit of solving the universe’s problems, but now I had my passion for programming to help. This took me to a few different places, but eventually it landed me at Xinova.  Xinova’s love of problems and my stubbornness to solve them make us a perfect fit.  I love that every day there is a new puzzle to crack and that I get to do it with people who are just as passionate about solving problems as me.

While programming is my first love, college also gave me dance. As someone who has always been involved in sports, I needed an outlet that allowed me to be active and competitive. Dancing became my solution, so I began with ballroom and have since moved onto salsa, ballet, and hip hop. Although in college I had never danced before, now you can find me shamelessly dancing wherever I go. Even though dancing and coding seem very different, I find they share many similarities and I find very similar joy in them. They both take large amounts of creativity, planning, adaptability, and most importantly practice and dedication. Dancing may seem like a creative pursuit, but there is a large amount of logic and precision that goes into dance. Currently, Xinova needs my coding skills more than the dancing skills, but I try to bring all those aspects to my work. I leave the actual dancing for after work… for now.

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Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

John Kim

IT Manager

Liron Porat

Innovation Program Director

Darrel Rhea

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

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Software Engineer

Christopher Ruehs

Software Engineer

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

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Mark Buchthal

Software Engineer

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Vice President | Innovation Services Group

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Cate Yochum

Software Engineer

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Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

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Software Engineer

Andrew McLain

Product Manager

Andre Lee

President | Innovation Development & Banking

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Senior Director | Innovation Services Group

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Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

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Chief Technology Officer

Chris Buntel

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Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

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Software Engineer

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Managing Director

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Innovation Development Manager

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Senior Product Designer

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Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

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Madan Prabhu

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Jake Fagan

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Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

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Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Soleil Brisbane

Employer Branding Specialist

Shiloh Stuart

Software Engineer

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Andy Tolton

Public Relations and Marketing Manager

Adam Holiber

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

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