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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

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Ramakrishnan Vaidyanathan

Director, Innovation Programs

Maggie Ng

Chief of Staff to CEO

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Kyle Dowling

Director of Innovation Partnerships

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Chal Davidson


Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Kelly Romano

Managing Director | Innovation Programs

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Rahul Das

Vice President

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Sherri Richman

Innovation Business Development Representative

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Joshua Montgomery

Software Engineer

Travis Murdock

Vice President of Innovation Partnerships

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Brian Yen


Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Rob Dhat

VP of Innovation Partnerships

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Programs

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Paul Levins


Sharat Reddy

General Manager, Marketing & North America Sales

BK Lee

President Korea

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Jessica Roberto

Technical Program Manager

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Bo Garcia

Director of Innovation Partnerships

John Kim

IT Manager

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

Mai Huong Tran


Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Alyssa Moore

Senior Marketing Manager

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Network & Technology

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Programs

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Jordan Bundy

Manager, Software Engineer

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & Asia

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Al DeNooyer

Innovation Business Development Representative

Soleil Brisbane

Marketing Specialist

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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.
331 North Bridge Road
#22-01, Odeon Towers
Singapore 188720
+65 6408 5080


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


Xinova Australasia Pty Ltd.
223 Liverpool St
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
+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