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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!

Our Team

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

Rob Dhat

VP of Innovation Partnerships

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Chal Davidson

Director

Alyssa Moore

Senior Marketing Manager

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Programs

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Al DeNooyer

Innovation Business Development Representative

John Kim

IT Manager

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Jessica Roberto

Technical Program Manager

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

Maggie Ng

Chief of Staff to CEO

Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Kyle Dowling

Director of Innovation Partnerships

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Network & Technology

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Sharat Reddy

General Manager, Marketing & North America Sales

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Programs

Paul Levins

Co-Founder

Joshua Montgomery

Software Engineer

Sherri Richman

Innovation Business Development Representative

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Travis Murdock

Vice President of Innovation Partnerships

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Soleil Brisbane

Marketing Specialist

Kelly Romano

Managing Director | Innovation Programs

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & Asia

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Mai Huong Tran

Consultant

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

Ramakrishnan Vaidyanathan

Director, Innovation Programs

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Brian Yen

Consultant

Bo Garcia

Director of Innovation Partnerships

BK Lee

President Korea

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Rahul Das

Vice President

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Jordan Bundy

Manager, Software Engineer

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We are always seeking new problems to solve, as well as innovators and entrepreneurs to help us solve them. Let’s work together to create the future.

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.
331 North Bridge Road
#22-01, Odeon Towers
Singapore 188720
+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.
223 Liverpool St
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
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