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Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

As the oldest brother from a large close family, there were a lot of expectations centered around my educational and professional career results. My family wanted me to serve as a role model for my youngest relatives. I still can remember my younger brothers giving me a hard time because they thought my “crazy ideas” would never be real. Thanks to other incredibly smart people around the world, some of their “crazy ideas” did become true which showed me I was not alone in thinking this way. All these innovators were persistent with their ideas which inspired me to never give up and achieve my goals too.

After graduating from undergraduate college, I had the opportunity to work in the Finance Department of the Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) headquarters. Although finance was not my area of expertise (I majored in Industrial Engineering) I saw it as an opportunity to innovate and develop new solutions. I recall how, having been only 3 months with P&G, I taught myself how to write HTML code and developed a webpage for the Treasury department that served as a model for our global offices. I ended up spending eleven years with P&G working in various roles, facing multiple challenges and responsibilities where I had to make individual and group decisions. One of the most recent challenges was the financial analysis for P&G’s multimillion distribution network where more than 6,000 alternatives had to be evaluated from a statistical and financial standpoint to identify the best solution.

The tech revolution of the Pacific Northwest combined with the desire to experience life amongst the natural beauty of the Emerald City brought me to Seattle. After completing my MBA with the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, I had the opportunity to join the Xinova Team. Xinova is where I find a passion for the way innovation and creativity come together to transform incredible ideas into reality. I love coming to work to help make a difference for our clients, our society, and our world!

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Jake Cannon

Senior Technical Support Engineer

Grace Kang

Accounts Payable Specialist

Mai Huong Tran


Jussi Westergren

Senior Advisor

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Daniel Edenhofer

Software Engineer

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Andy Tolton

Public Relations and Marketing Manager

Travis Murdock

Vice President of Marketing

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Emma DeMaris

Marketing Intern

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Duncan Mowatt

Senior Product Designer

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Ernst Stöttinger

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Kelly Romano

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Rahul Das

Vice President

Jon Gleasman

Senior Product Designer

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Soleil Brisbane

Employer Branding Specialist

Cate Yochum

Software Engineer

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Ken Poppe

Managing Director | Innovation Development and Banking

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Andrew McLain

Product Manager

Anton Orlich

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Connor Timmerman

Senior Analyst | Network Platform

Nadia Savin

Senior Analyst

Jacob Harvey

Accounting Manager

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

BK Lee

President Korea

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

Maggie Ng

Vice President

Joshua Montgomery

Software Engineer

Arra Ardona

Sr. Product Manager

Christian Czernich

Innovation Banking and Development

Sharat Reddy

Chief of Staff to Founder & CEO

Rapha Goyran

Software Engineer

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

John Kim

IT Manager

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Matthew Ritchie

Senior Product Designer

Liron Porat

Innovation Program Director

Andre Lee

President | Innovation Development & Banking

Alyssa Moore, MBA

Senior Marketing Manager

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Darrel Rhea

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Vivek Ramakrishnan

Managing Director

Christopher Ruehs

Software Engineer

Emmanuel Gomez

Principal Engineer

Ramakrishnan Vaidyanathan

Director | Innovation Banking and Development

Yang-Won Jung

Senior Director | Innovation Services Group

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & SEA

Mark Buchthal

Software Engineer

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Jordan Bundy

Software Engineer

Matthew Holloway

Vice President of Products

Dana Lindquist

Data Scientist

Gerald Toh

APAC IT Manager

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Chip Murray

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Adam Holiber

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Chris Buntel

Vice President | Singapore

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Ryan Canfield

Software Engineer

Maynard Kang

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Paul Payne

Architect | Network Platform

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Vlad Dabija

Technical Fellow

Isaac Pek

Innovation Development Manager

Jake Fagan

Senior Product Designer

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Wyatt Antoine

Information Technology Intern

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Brian Yen


Evelyn Miles

Office Manager

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Olivia Armstrong

Project Manager

Shiloh Stuart

Software Engineer

Chal Davidson

Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Network & Technology

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Leesa Murphy

Payroll & Benefits Analyst

Sally Flaxman

Contract Manager

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Molly Kent

Software Engineer

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Cassandra Schwartz

Product Marketing Manager

Kevin Crommelin

Product Manager

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