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Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Business Bio 
 
Growing up in post-war western Finland, I was fascinated by the gleaming new industrial machinery dotting the rural farmland. It promised a new tomorrow that the whole country seemed to be rushing towards, my humble and oft-moving family included. The constants in my life, then as now, were a love for tennis, birds—and math. 
 
Numbers opened much broader horizons. They revealed truths hidden behind all manner of fallacy. No matter how seemingly impenetrable a problem was, clear numbers let me grasp the  situation and advance the right solution.
 
My penchant for math led to a passion for problem solving that significantly influenced my time at Nokia, including 14 years as CEO. Nokia was essentially my university for the advancement of innovation. I pushed a concerted effort to multiply R&D efforts in business units, while growing the Nokia Research Center into a communications technology powerhouse. Developing a world class patent portfolio was pivotal, especially after Nokia lost a major patent battle against then-key-competitor, Motorola.
 
My commitment to innovation has continued following my departure from Nokia. I served nine years as Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell, an innovation leader with a solid patent portfolio in the oil and gas industry, which is known for strengths other than innovation.
 
Today, my main interest lies with my Executive Chairman role with Xinova. Connecting large-scale industrial problems to a community of problem solvers is deeply gratifying. I also hold Board commitments and investments in numerous industrial companies and tech start-ups, respectively. 
 
Once I’ve devoted appropriate attention to our eight grandchildren–a terrific source of joy– I still remain a keen ornithologist and avid tennis player.

Our Team

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Rahul Das

Vice President

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Travis Murdock

Vice President of Marketing

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Kevin Crommelin

Product Manager

Isaac Pek

Innovation Development Manager

Chip Murray

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

John Kim

IT Manager

Matthew Holloway

Vice President of Products

Joshua Montgomery

Software Engineer

Dana Lindquist

Data Scientist

Jordan Bundy

Software Engineer

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Nadia Savin

Senior Analyst

Adam Holiber

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Shiloh Stuart

Software Engineer

Jon Gleasman

Senior Product Designer

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Andrew McLain

Product Manager

Liron Porat

Innovation Program Director

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Andre Lee

President | Innovation Development & Banking

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

Ken Poppe

Managing Director | Innovation Development and Banking

Darrel Rhea

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Network & Technology

Wyatt Antoine

Information Technology Intern

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Chris Buntel

Vice President | Singapore

Andy Tolton

Public Relations and Marketing Manager

Arra Ardona

Sr. Product Manager

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Mark Buchthal

Software Engineer

Cate Yochum

Software Engineer

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Christopher Ruehs

Software Engineer

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Rapha Goyran

Software Engineer

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Christian Czernich

Innovation Banking and Development

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Mai Huong Tran

Consultant

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Maggie Ng

Vice President

Leesa Murphy

Payroll & Benefits Analyst

Jussi Westergren

Senior Advisor

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Connor Timmerman

Senior Analyst | Network Platform

Soleil Brisbane

Employer Branding Specialist

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Jacob Harvey

Accounting Manager

Brian Yen

Consultant

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Yang-Won Jung

Senior Director | Innovation Services Group

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & SEA

Jake Fagan

Senior Product Designer

Paul Payne

Architect | Network Platform

Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Duncan Mowatt

Senior Product Designer

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Olivia Armstrong

Project Manager

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Emma DeMaris

Marketing Intern

Sally Flaxman

Contract Manager

Chal Davidson

Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Grace Kang

Accounts Payable Specialist

Evelyn Miles

Office Manager

Ryan Canfield

Software Engineer

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Cassandra Schwartz

Product Marketing Manager

Vlad Dabija

Technical Fellow

Kelly Romano

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Vivek Ramakrishnan

Managing Director

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Ramakrishnan Vaidyanathan

Director | Innovation Banking and Development

BK Lee

President Korea

Matthew Ritchie

Senior Product Designer

Jake Cannon

Senior Technical Support Engineer

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Daniel Edenhofer

Software Engineer

Emmanuel Gomez

Principal Engineer

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Ernst Stöttinger

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Alyssa Moore, MBA

Senior Marketing Manager

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Sharat Reddy

Chief of Staff to Founder & CEO

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Molly Kent

Software Engineer

Gerald Toh

APAC IT Manager

Anton Orlich

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Maynard Kang

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Our Full List of Services

Talent

The network of experts and visionaries that get results.

Technology

The tools and tactics that drive transformative solutions.

Capital

The tools and tactics that drive transformative solutions.

Demand

The experience to build a market for innovative ideas.

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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.
Suite 1, Level 18
227 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000 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