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Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

I met one of my best friends early in my freshman year of college, after I decided to switch majors from computer science to physics and he was in the Administration building to do the exact opposite. In retrospect I probably should’ve stuck with C.S.! After earning an MS degree in optical engineering I went to work at Lockheed Missiles & Space Company on optical and fiber systems in America’s satellite-borne early detection systems. But I got increasingly pulled into software projects because LMSC was a traditional defense contractor; most of the staff were hired in the days of teletype and had no interest in understanding that crazy thing called email, much less C++. Eventually it became obvious to me that if I was going to be a “software guy” I should go work at a software company!

I moved from the Bay Area to Seattle and worked at Microsoft from 1994 to 2007, originally in the R&D department and then on a diverse set of projects including early e-commerce efforts plus enterprise database and operating systems. After having worked in nearly every major product department of Microsoft I decided to make another career change: intellectual property. I left for Intellectual Ventures in 2008 and worked on a variety of projects there until the spin-out of Xinova in 2016.

My spare time allows me two primary hobbies: (1) kids and (2) homebrewing (but not at the same time). Since kids tend to grow up and go off to college, in just a handful of years I figure to have a lot more time for homebrewing. That’s good for the rest of our Seattle office; even at my current pace I restock our kegerator several times a year! Other hobbies include skiing, travel, spectacular success at forgetting how to play the guitar, and trying to make sense of the nonsensical infrastructure in my nearly 100-year-old brick house. As far as advice to the next generation: don’t stress too much about picking your major in college; I haven’t lifted a physic textbook in about 25 years. And that friend I met as a freshman? He’s a successful wealth management adviser.

Our Team

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Matthew Ritchie

Senior Product Designer

Ernst Stöttinger

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Jessica Roberto

Technical Program Manager

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Cate Yochum

Software Engineer

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Kelly Romano

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Mark Buchthal

Software Engineer

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Rapha Goyran

Software Engineer

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Chip Murray

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Jussi Westergren

Senior Advisor

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Sharat Reddy

General Manager, Marketing & North America Sales

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Adam Holiber

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Jon Gleasman

Senior Product Designer

Rob Dhat

Account Executive

Liron Porat

Innovation Program Director

Nadia Savin

Business Intelligence Analyst

Andrew McLain

Product Manager

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Rahul Das

Vice President

Dana Lindquist

Data Scientist

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Leesa Murphy

Payroll & Benefits Analyst

Maynard Kang

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Yang-Won Jung

Senior Director | Innovation Services Group

Travis Murdock

Vice President of Marketing

John Kim

IT Manager

Wyatt Antoine

Information Technology Intern

Ken Poppe

Managing Director, Revenue & Program Management

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Cassandra Schwartz

Product Marketing Manager

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Services

Olivia Armstrong

Project Manager

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Jake Cannon

Senior Technical Support Engineer

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Paul Payne

Architect | Network Platform

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Christopher Ruehs

Software Engineer

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Joshua Montgomery

Software Engineer

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & Asia

Chal Davidson

Director, Revenue & Program Management

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Kevin Crommelin

Product Manager

Ryan Canfield

Software Engineer

Brian Yen


Andre Lee

President | Innovation Development & Banking

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

BK Lee

President Korea

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Jordan Bundy

Manager, Software Engineer

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Grace Kang

Accounts Payable Specialist

Emma DeMaris

Marketing Intern

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Network & Technology

Alyssa Moore, MBA

Senior Marketing Manager

Jacob Harvey

Accounting Manager

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

Darrel Rhea

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

Bo Garcia

Account Executive

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Daniel Edenhofer

Software Engineer

Mai Huong Tran


Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Emmanuel Gomez

Principal Engineer

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Shiloh Stuart

Software Engineer

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Andy Tolton

Public Relations and Marketing Manager

Duncan Mowatt

Senior Product Designer

Katerina Baranyuk


Molly Kent

Software Engineer

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Connor Timmerman

Senior Analyst | Network Platform

Soleil Brisbane

Employer Branding Specialist

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Jake Fagan

Senior Product Designer

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Maggie Ng

Chief of Staff to CEO

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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.

Our Worldwide Locations


311 ½ Occidental Ave S
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98104
+1 (206) 800-2678


Xinova Japan GK
Yaesu Mitsui Building 6F
2-7-2 Yaesu, Chuo-ku
Tokyo 104-0028 Japan


Xinova Innovation (Beijing) Consultancy Co. Ltd.
Room 2494, Level 24, Tower 3
China Central Place
77 Jianguo Road
Chaoyang District
Beijing, 100025 China


Xinova Asia Pte Ltd.
150 Beach Road
#08-06/08 Gateway West
189720 Singapore
+65 6408 5080


Xinova Korea
10th floor, Golfzone Tower
735, Yeongdong-daero
Seoul 06072, Korea
+82 2 6952 8840


Xinova Australasia Pty Ltd.
Level 6, 8 West Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060
+61 2 8093 4850


Xinova India
Suite No 208, 2nd Floor
Survey No 414
PSR Complex
Govinda Reddy (GR) Layout
Bannerghatta Road
Karnataka, 560076, India


Xinova Finland
Erottajankatu 5 A 4
FI-00130 Helsinki

Affiliate offices in Tel Aviv & Vienna