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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

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Chal Davidson

Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Cassandra Schwartz

Product Marketing Manager

Jon Gleasman

Senior Product Designer

Dana Lindquist

Data Scientist

Yang-Won Jung

Senior Director | Innovation Services Group

Rapha Goyran

Software Engineer

Ryan Canfield

Software Engineer

Maynard Kang

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Emma DeMaris

Marketing Intern

Adam Holiber

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & SEA

Matthew Holloway

Vice President of Products

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Brian Yen


Kelly Romano

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Mark Buchthal

Software Engineer

John Kim

IT Manager

Christopher Ruehs

Software Engineer

Andy Tolton

Public Relations and Marketing Manager

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Network & Technology

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Vivek Ramakrishnan

Managing Director

Rahul Das

Vice President

Joshua Montgomery

Software Engineer

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

BK Lee

President Korea

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

Ernst Stöttinger

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Jordan Bundy

Software Engineer

Connor Timmerman

Senior Analyst | Network Platform

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Kevin Crommelin

Product Manager

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Soleil Brisbane

Employer Branding Specialist

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Vlad Dabija

Technical Fellow

Cate Yochum

Software Engineer

Christian Czernich

Innovation Banking and Development

Maggie Ng

Vice President

Isaac Pek

Innovation Development Manager

Travis Murdock

Vice President of Marketing

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Jacob Harvey

Accounting Manager

Nadia Savin

Senior Analyst

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Grace Kang

Accounts Payable Specialist

Paul Payne

Architect | Network Platform

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

Chris Buntel

Vice President | Singapore

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Andre Lee

President | Innovation Development & Banking

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Mai Huong Tran


Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Arra Ardona

Sr. Product Manager

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Leesa Murphy

Payroll & Benefits Analyst

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

Matthew Ritchie

Senior Product Designer

Jussi Westergren

Senior Advisor

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Anton Orlich

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Gerald Toh

APAC IT Manager

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Wyatt Antoine

Information Technology Intern

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Duncan Mowatt

Senior Product Designer

Shiloh Stuart

Software Engineer

Jake Fagan

Senior Product Designer

Chip Murray

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Evelyn Miles

Office Manager

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Andrew McLain

Product Manager

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Ken Poppe

Managing Director | Innovation Development and Banking

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Jake Cannon

Senior Technical Support Engineer

Olivia Armstrong

Project Manager

Molly Kent

Software Engineer

Darrel Rhea

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Sally Flaxman

Contract Manager

Alyssa Moore, MBA

Senior Marketing Manager

Emmanuel Gomez

Principal Engineer

Ramakrishnan Vaidyanathan

Director | Innovation Banking and Development

Daniel Edenhofer

Software Engineer

Liron Porat

Innovation Program Director

Sharat Reddy

Chief of Staff to Founder & CEO

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