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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

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Brian Yen

Consultant

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Sharat Reddy

General Manager, Marketing & North America Sales

Olivia Armstrong

Project Manager

Maynard Kang

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Andrew McLain

Product Manager

Jessica Roberto

Technical Program Manager

Dana Lindquist

Data Scientist

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Soleil Brisbane

Employer Branding Specialist

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Maggie Ng

Chief of Staff to CEO

John Kim

IT Manager

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Emmanuel Gomez

Principal Engineer

Jordan Bundy

Manager, Software Engineer

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Andy Tolton

Public Relations and Marketing Manager

Shiloh Stuart

Software Engineer

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Wyatt Antoine

Information Technology Intern

Yang-Won Jung

Senior Director | Innovation Services Group

Rob Dhat

Account Executive

Rapha Goyran

Software Engineer

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

Molly Kent

Software Engineer

Bo Garcia

Account Executive

Matthew Ritchie

Senior Product Designer

Mark Buchthal

Software Engineer

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Travis Murdock

Vice President of Marketing

Duncan Mowatt

Senior Product Designer

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Darrel Rhea

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Emma DeMaris

Marketing Intern

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Paul Payne

Architect | Network Platform

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

Leesa Murphy

Payroll & Benefits Analyst

Ken Poppe

Managing Director, Revenue & Program Management

Chal Davidson

Director, Revenue & Program Management

Kevin Crommelin

Product Manager

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Andre Lee

President | Innovation Development & Banking

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Chip Murray

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Kelly Romano

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Jacob Harvey

Accounting Manager

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Christopher Ruehs

Software Engineer

Daniel Edenhofer

Software Engineer

Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Ryan Canfield

Software Engineer

Cate Yochum

Software Engineer

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Liron Porat

Innovation Program Director

Alyssa Moore, MBA

Senior Marketing Manager

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Jussi Westergren

Senior Advisor

Adam Holiber

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Connor Timmerman

Senior Analyst | Network Platform

Jake Fagan

Senior Product Designer

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Cassandra Schwartz

Product Marketing Manager

Katerina Baranyuk

Recruiter

Jon Gleasman

Senior Product Designer

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & Asia

Ernst Stöttinger

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Grace Kang

Accounts Payable Specialist

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

Mai Huong Tran

Consultant

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Services

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Network & Technology

Rahul Das

Vice President

BK Lee

President Korea

Joshua Montgomery

Software Engineer

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Nadia Savin

Business Intelligence Analyst

Jake Cannon

Senior Technical Support Engineer

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

USA

Xinova
311 ½ Occidental Ave S
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98104
USA
+1 (206) 800-2678

Japan

Xinova Japan GK
Yaesu Mitsui Building 6F
2-7-2 Yaesu, Chuo-ku
Tokyo 104-0028 Japan
+81-3-6478-6120
xinova.jp

China

Xinova Innovation (Beijing) Consultancy Co. Ltd.
Room 2494, Level 24, Tower 3
China Central Place
77 Jianguo Road
Chaoyang District
Beijing, 100025 China

Singapore

Xinova Asia Pte Ltd.
150 Beach Road
#08-06/08 Gateway West
189720 Singapore
+65 6408 5080

Korea

Xinova Korea
10th floor, Golfzone Tower
735, Yeongdong-daero
Gangnam-gu
Seoul 06072, Korea
+82 2 6952 8840
xinova.co.kr

Australia

Xinova Australasia Pty Ltd.
Level 6, 8 West Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060
Australia
+61 2 8093 4850

India

Xinova India
Suite No 208, 2nd Floor
Survey No 414
PSR Complex
Govinda Reddy (GR) Layout
Bannerghatta Road
Karnataka, 560076, India

Finland

Xinova Finland
Erottajankatu 5 A 4
FI-00130 Helsinki
Finland

Affiliate offices in Tel Aviv & Vienna