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David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

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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

Mark Buchthal

Software Engineer

Isaac Pek

Innovation Development Manager

Andy Tolton

Public Relations and Marketing Manager

Cassandra Schwartz

Product Marketing Manager

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Kelly Romano

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Chris Buntel

Vice President | Singapore

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & SEA

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Grace Kang

Accounts Payable Specialist

Maynard Kang

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Jordan Bundy

Software Engineer

Rapha Goyran

Software Engineer

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Ernst Stöttinger

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Matthew Holloway

Vice President of Products

Olivia Armstrong

Project Manager

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Travis Murdock

Vice President of Marketing

Evelyn Miles

Office Manager

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Maggie Ng

Vice President

Anton Orlich

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Sally Flaxman

Contract Manager

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

Ken Poppe

Managing Director | Innovation Development and Banking

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

Kevin Crommelin

Product Manager

Rahul Das

Vice President

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Wyatt Antoine

Information Technology Intern

Christopher Ruehs

Software Engineer

Daniel Edenhofer

Software Engineer

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Jacob Harvey

Accounting Manager

Leesa Murphy

Payroll & Benefits Analyst

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Sharat Reddy

Chief of Staff to Founder & CEO

Soleil Brisbane

Employer Branding Specialist

Connor Timmerman

Senior Analyst | Network Platform

Shiloh Stuart

Software Engineer

Darrel Rhea

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Dana Lindquist

Data Scientist

Mai Huong Tran


Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Jon Gleasman

Senior Product Designer

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Ryan Canfield

Software Engineer

Liron Porat

Innovation Program Director

Vivek Ramakrishnan

Managing Director

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Emma DeMaris

Marketing Intern

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Vlad Dabija

Technical Fellow

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Cate Yochum

Software Engineer

Joshua Montgomery

Software Engineer

Jake Cannon

Senior Technical Support Engineer

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Nadia Savin

Senior Analyst

Yang-Won Jung

Senior Director | Innovation Services Group

Ramakrishnan Vaidyanathan

Director | Innovation Banking and Development

Chal Davidson

Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Andre Lee

President | Innovation Development & Banking

Alyssa Moore, MBA

Senior Marketing Manager

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Jussi Westergren

Senior Advisor

Gerald Toh

APAC IT Manager

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Chip Murray

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Duncan Mowatt

Senior Product Designer

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Emmanuel Gomez

Principal Engineer

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Jake Fagan

Senior Product Designer

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Network & Technology

BK Lee

President Korea

Brian Yen


John Kim

IT Manager

Arra Ardona

Sr. Product Manager

Matthew Ritchie

Senior Product Designer

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Adam Holiber

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Andrew McLain

Product Manager

Molly Kent

Software Engineer

Christian Czernich

Innovation Banking and Development

Paul Payne

Architect | Network Platform

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

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