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David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Business Bio  LinkedIn Profile

I was once asked, what do you want to do for a living.” Perhaps they were expecting to hear a more defined career, such as engineer or teacher, but my only response was, solve problems.” At the time, solving problems was not precisely a job someone studied for, but it did focus my attention to ask questions and challenge the status quo in all subjects that I applied myself to.  

With a slightly ambiguous career direction, I began to tackle challenges found in distance learning education, socio-economic barriers to internet access and improving software for online learning (all pre-YouTube!) at The Evergreen State College.  There I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and later applied these solutions with the Digital Bridge Technology Academy.
As part of the dotcom boom (and bust), I journeyed through a few non-starters as a developer and later as a project manager, working on problems in advertising and media.  Finding a unique opportunity in banking (Washington Mutual/JPMorgan Chase), I began working on a broader set of legal and risk challenges that required a blending of technology, program management and business strategy to solve.
After 20 years’ experience solving challenges across many industry sectors, within start-ups and Fortune 500 firms, I’ve gained a great appreciation for the complexity of innovation, the desire for simple solutions, and the mythology of quick fixes. Along the journey, I picked up an MBA, Project Management certification and training in six sigma, lean start-up and design thinking.

As the Head of Xinova’s Innovation Services Group, I have the great privilege of working with teams of brilliant people, dedicated to tackling some of the world’s most difficult challenges.  Together, we partner with clients, innovators, developers, entrepreneurs and others to solve problems through innovation and collaboration.  Turns out there is a career for problem solvers!


Our Team

Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

Alyssa Moore

Senior Marketing Manager

Rob Dhat

VP of Innovation Partnerships

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & Asia

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Programs

Joshua Montgomery

Software Engineer

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Jessica Roberto

Technical Program Manager

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Ramakrishnan Vaidyanathan

Director, Innovation Programs

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Mai Huong Tran


Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Sharat Reddy

General Manager, Marketing & North America Sales

Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

John Kim

IT Manager

Chal Davidson


Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Kyle Dowling

Director of Innovation Partnerships

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

BK Lee

President Korea

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Brian Yen


Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Network & Technology

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Maggie Ng

Chief of Staff to CEO

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Soleil Brisbane

Marketing Specialist

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Programs

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Al DeNooyer

Innovation Business Development Representative

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Kelly Romano

Managing Director | Innovation Programs

Sherri Richman

Innovation Business Development Representative

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Paul Levins


Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Travis Murdock

Vice President of Innovation Partnerships

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Rahul Das

Vice President

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Bo Garcia

Director of Innovation Partnerships

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Jordan Bundy

Manager, Software Engineer

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Connect with Xinova

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.
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