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Ernst Stöttinger

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

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Ernst translates technologies and ideas into commercial products for global markets. As a former global MNC executive and founder of an award-winning premier industrial design and engineering consultancy, Ernst brings decades of experience in technology R&D, product development and commercialization. He is deeply skilled in global sourcing, manufacturing, supply chains and marketing.

Ernst enjoys challenging the thinking behind the applications of technologies and is always looking for how products can reach their full potential to delight users and satisfy markets. Like other Xinova Innovation Banking players, he excels at leveraging his extensive network and orchestrating teams to achieve breakthroughs in both technology and business. His firm, Essentiel, uses a unique combination of technical and engineering prowess, user-centered design, and product development capabilities to create innovative products and services for a roster of leading global clients.

While Vice President of R&D at AKG Acoustics and Harman International, he played a decisive role in reshaping the company’s telecom and automotive businesses and leveraged Harman’s global engineering and marketing platforms. He also turned the AKG subsidiary into the wireless technology leader of the Pro Audio Business. As leader of the Acoustic Development Group, he developed AKG into the worldwide leader for automotive hands-free microphones and created the best micro speaker platform in the world.

By combining his global corporate systems rigor with his entrepreneurial passion for solving technical design challenges in an agile agency environment, Ernst is a master of designing elegant solutions to real-world business problems.

Our Team

Paul Payne

Architect | Network Platform

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Bo Garcia

Account Executive

Emma DeMaris

Marketing Intern

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Dana Lindquist

Data Scientist

Jake Cannon

Senior Technical Support Engineer

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Andy Tolton

Public Relations and Marketing Manager

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Chal Davidson

Director, Revenue & Program Management

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Andre Lee

President | Innovation Development & Banking

Rob Dhat

Account Executive

Joshua Montgomery

Software Engineer

Christopher Ruehs

Software Engineer

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & Asia

Maynard Kang

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Liron Porat

Innovation Program Director

Andrew McLain

Product Manager

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

BK Lee

President Korea

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Rahul Das

Vice President

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Matthew Ritchie

Senior Product Designer

Jacob Harvey

Accounting Manager

Jordan Bundy

Manager, Software Engineer

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Mark Buchthal

Software Engineer

Leesa Murphy

Payroll & Benefits Analyst

Kevin Crommelin

Product Manager

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Maggie Ng

Chief of Staff to CEO

Travis Murdock

Vice President of Marketing

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Chip Murray

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Duncan Mowatt

Senior Product Designer

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Soleil Brisbane

Employer Branding Specialist

Jussi Westergren

Senior Advisor

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

Darrel Rhea

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Wyatt Antoine

Information Technology Intern

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Cassandra Schwartz

Product Marketing Manager

Ryan Canfield

Software Engineer

Emmanuel Gomez

Principal Engineer

Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Kelly Romano

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Adam Holiber

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Rapha Goyran

Software Engineer

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

Daniel Edenhofer

Software Engineer

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Network & Technology

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Connor Timmerman

Senior Analyst | Network Platform

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Jake Fagan

Senior Product Designer

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Yang-Won Jung

Senior Director | Innovation Services Group

Sharat Reddy

General Manager, Marketing & North America Sales

Shiloh Stuart

Software Engineer

Grace Kang

Accounts Payable Specialist

Mai Huong Tran


John Kim

IT Manager

Brian Yen


Olivia Armstrong

Project Manager

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Services

Katerina Baranyuk


Ken Poppe

Managing Director, Revenue & Program Management

Cate Yochum

Software Engineer

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Nadia Savin

Business Intelligence Analyst

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Jessica Roberto

Technical Program Manager

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Molly Kent

Software Engineer

Ernst Stöttinger

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Alyssa Moore, MBA

Senior Marketing Manager

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Jon Gleasman

Senior Product Designer

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Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98104
+1 (206) 800-2678


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Yaesu Mitsui Building 6F
2-7-2 Yaesu, Chuo-ku
Tokyo 104-0028 Japan


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Room 2494, Level 24, Tower 3
China Central Place
77 Jianguo Road
Chaoyang District
Beijing, 100025 China


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150 Beach Road
#08-06/08 Gateway West
189720 Singapore
+65 6408 5080


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10th floor, Golfzone Tower
735, Yeongdong-daero
Seoul 06072, Korea
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Level 6, 8 West Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060
+61 2 8093 4850


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


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FI-00130 Helsinki

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