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Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

I began inventing worlds and pulping them into words when I was eight. My first story chronicled great feats of bravery at an interstellar skateboarding contest on planet Blarglebreck. Later, I would publish a novel unifying my experiences in multiple real worlds–from investigative journalism to medical research—while drawing from a range of life experiences and intellectual obsessions. If you think this sounds strangely, philosophically parallel to technological invention, then I’d agree. Both are fueled by the inventive spirit’s drive to create something new; both are structured by a creative process; both connect a range of experiences with a pool of knowledge; and both are (often) best done collaboratively, with the help and support of a community.
Growing up with a Sci-Fi novelist for a mother and a mad scientist allergist for a father, I was always fascinated by the way, as Arthur C. Clark wrote: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Innovation overflows with great stories begging to be told; and even as a science communicator by trade, I have always been a story teller at heart. My own story veered into science as a research assistant at Harvard Medical School, and then back into writing with a Master’s in Science Journalism from Boston University. I was an assistant editor at the Harvard Health Newsletters; then I won a couple community journalism awards at the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror. Naturally, I wound up in Finland as a part-time SciFi novelist and the Content and Communications Lead for ambient sleep technology company, Beddit, which ultimately became the first Finnish product company acquired by Apple. Along the journey I’ve developed a profound appreciation for innovation and the problem solving process that makes the magic happen. I’m honored to help articulate the Xinova brand and tell the stories of our incredible inventor community.
I like loud music while running, good books while traveling, and bad TV when relaxing–as long as popcorn is served. As a kid I enjoyed applying science towards making loud exothermic reactions.

Our Team

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Programs

Brian Yen


Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Network & Technology

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Maggie Ng

Chief of Staff to CEO

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Ramakrishnan Vaidyanathan

Director, Innovation Programs

Sharat Reddy

General Manager, Marketing & North America Sales

Kelly Romano

Managing Director | Innovation Programs

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

Paul Levins


Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & Asia

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

BK Lee

President Korea

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Chal Davidson


Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Bo Garcia

Director of Innovation Partnerships

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Kyle Dowling

Director of Innovation Partnerships

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Joshua Montgomery

Software Engineer

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Soleil Brisbane

Marketing Specialist

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Jessica Roberto

Technical Program Manager

John Kim

IT Manager

Al DeNooyer

Innovation Business Development Representative

Jordan Bundy

Manager, Software Engineer

Mai Huong Tran


Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Alyssa Moore

Senior Marketing Manager

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Rob Dhat

VP of Innovation Partnerships

Rahul Das

Vice President

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Travis Murdock

Vice President of Innovation Partnerships

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Programs

Sherri Richman

Innovation Business Development Representative

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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.
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