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Introducing SousZen

See how Xinova partners with PepsiCo and Innit to launch the new Seattle restaurant tech startup, SousZen, that aims to digitize ‘back of house’.

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Innovation Opportunities

Seeking innovative solutions for:

Jason Huemer

Chief Operating Officer

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Prior to joining Xinova, Jason was the President of, a blockchain and cryptocurrency startup built with pioneering technology developed by former Bell Labs scientists. Previously, he was the Founder and Managing Partner of Matau Capital, an alternative investment focused consulting firm which has undertaken projects in specialty finance, alternative credit, quantitative strategies and private equity.

Jason has worked as an alternative investments professional since the mid-1990s. From 2009 to 2014, he was the President of Visium Asset Management, which grew from a $1 billion healthcare focused hedge fund to a $7 billion+ multi-strategy, multi-product platform under his leadership. Prior to Visium, he was CEO of Atlas Capital Management, Managing Director of SAC Capital Management and COO of that firm’s Sigma Capital division, President and Founder of Synthesis Funds (now part of the 3G organization) and COO of York Capital Management.

Earlier in his career, Jason worked in the private equity industry as a portfolio manager at Mitchell Hutchins and Alliance Capital and as a banker at Bankers Trust and ING Barings. He began his career as a financial journalist and for several years wrote the monthly “Hedge Row” column in the Financial Times. Jason has an AB in Philosophy and Economics from Columbia University, where he graduated cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and an MBA in Finance from New York University.

Our Team

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Yong Sung Kim

Chairman APAC

Jason Huemer

Chief Operating Officer

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Sridhar Divakaruni

Vice President of Business Development

Ernst Stottinger

Partner | Innovation Programs

Rob Dhat

Vice President of Innovation Partnerships

Al DeNooyer

Innovation Business Development Representative

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Innovation Services

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation & Commercialization Development Director

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Masanobu Katoh

President of Xinova Japan

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Paul Levins


Ernst Stottinger

Partner | Innovation Programs

Mai Huong Tran


Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

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Our Worldwide Locations


PO Box #30873
Seattle, WA 98113


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


Xinova Korea
10th floor, Golfzone Tower
735, Yeongdong-daero
Seoul 06072, Korea
+82 2 6952 8840


Xinova Finland
Erottajankatu 5 A 4
FI-00130 Helsinki

Affiliate offices in Tel Aviv & Vienna