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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

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Wyatt Antoine

Information Technology Intern

Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

Darrel Rhea

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Rahul Das

Vice President

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & SEA

Yang-Won Jung

Senior Director | Innovation Services Group

Molly Kent

Software Engineer

Daniel Edenhofer

Software Engineer

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Network & Technology

Joshua Montgomery

Software Engineer

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Mark Buchthal

Software Engineer

Ramakrishnan Vaidyanathan

Director | Innovation Banking and Development

Cate Yochum

Software Engineer

Ryan Canfield

Software Engineer

Arra Ardona

Sr. Product Manager

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Soleil Brisbane

Employer Branding Specialist

Isaac Pek

Innovation Development Manager

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Grace Kang

Accounts Payable Specialist

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Kevin Crommelin

Product Manager

Emmanuel Gomez

Principal Engineer

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Jon Gleasman

Senior Product Designer

Ernst Stöttinger

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Matthew Holloway

Vice President of Products

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Leesa Murphy

Payroll & Benefits Analyst

Jacob Harvey

Accounting Manager

Paul Payne

Architect | Network Platform

Gerald Toh

APAC IT Manager

Duncan Mowatt

Senior Product Designer

John Kim

IT Manager

Christopher Ruehs

Software Engineer

Maynard Kang

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Matthew Ritchie

Senior Product Designer

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Vivek Ramakrishnan

Managing Director

Alyssa Moore, MBA

Senior Marketing Manager

Ken Poppe

Managing Director | Innovation Development and Banking

Andre Lee

President | Innovation Development & Banking

Kelly Romano

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Chris Buntel

Vice President | Singapore

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Connor Timmerman

Senior Analyst | Network Platform

Emma DeMaris

Marketing Intern

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Chal Davidson

Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Jordan Bundy

Software Engineer

Christian Czernich

Innovation Banking and Development

Rapha Goyran

Software Engineer

Jake Cannon

Senior Technical Support Engineer

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Liron Porat

Innovation Program Director

Andrew McLain

Product Manager

Shiloh Stuart

Software Engineer

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Travis Murdock

Vice President of Marketing

Andy Tolton

Public Relations and Marketing Manager

Evelyn Miles

Office Manager

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Brian Yen


Grace Fox

HR Generalist

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Dana Lindquist

Data Scientist

Cassandra Schwartz

Product Marketing Manager

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

BK Lee

President Korea

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Olivia Armstrong

Project Manager

Jussi Westergren

Senior Advisor

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Sally Flaxman

Contract Manager

Jake Fagan

Senior Product Designer

Vlad Dabija

Technical Fellow

Maggie Ng

Vice President

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Nadia Savin

Senior Analyst

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Chip Murray

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Adam Holiber

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Sharat Reddy

Chief of Staff to Founder & CEO

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Anton Orlich

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Mai Huong Tran


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Chaoyang District
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735, Yeongdong-daero
Seoul 06072, Korea
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227 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
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Bannerghatta Road
Karnataka, 560076, India


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