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Kelly Romano

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Global Operations Virtuoso

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Kelly doesn’t just empathize with the needs of senior leaders driving innovation in multinational organizations, she mastered this role in a Fortune 50 technology company for decades. She is a font of practical wisdom for how to get the right things done.

Kelly recently retired from United Technologies Corporation (UTC) after nearly 32 years running several large global businesses driving operational strategies, advanced product development, innovation, M&A, organizational change and growth.  UTC is a $107 billion market cap industrial providing advanced technology products and services to the aerospace and building industries.  Kelly was President, Intelligent Building Technologies for the United Technologies Building & Industrial Systems business, responsible for developing and implementing strategies across the commercial business to create customer preference for UTC commercial products, systems and services around the world.  She also served as UTC Corporate Vice President, Business Development and launched a new innovation business leveraging UTC’s vast portfolio of aerospace and commercial technologies into adjacent and alternative industries and segments.  She was President, Global Security Products at UTC Fire and Security, and President, Building Systems and Services at Carrier Corporation,  Today she applies her worldly perspective and vast global network to acquisition strategies, venture design, private equity investments, due diligence, and advising executive management on growth strategies.  She is Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of Potter Electric (a Gryphon Investors portfolio company that is in the sprinkler monitoring and fire systems industry) and a board member of Dorman Products – a publicly traded automotive aftermarket parts distribution company with a $2.7 billion market cap.

Our Team

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

BK Lee

President Korea

Darrel Rhea

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Daniel Edenhofer

Software Engineer

Shiloh Stuart

Software Engineer

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Chip Murray

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Grace Kang

Accounts Payable Specialist

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Liron Porat

Innovation Program Director

Jon Gleasman

Senior Product Designer

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Paul Payne

Architect | Network Platform

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Yang-Won Jung

Senior Director | Innovation Services Group

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Maggie Ng

Chief of Staff to CEO

Alyssa Moore, MBA

Senior Marketing Manager

Cassandra Schwartz

Product Marketing Manager

Connor Timmerman

Senior Analyst | Network Platform

Leesa Murphy

Payroll & Benefits Analyst

Bo Garcia

Account Executive

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Travis Murdock

Vice President of Marketing

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

Kevin Crommelin

Product Manager

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Rahul Das

Vice President

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Matthew Ritchie

Senior Product Designer

Rob Dhat

Account Executive

Jake Fagan

Senior Product Designer

Joshua Montgomery

Software Engineer

Ernst Stöttinger

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Sharat Reddy

General Manager, Marketing & North America Sales

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Chal Davidson

Director, Revenue & Program Management

Andy Tolton

Public Relations and Marketing Manager

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Mai Huong Tran


Cate Yochum

Software Engineer

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Network & Technology

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Maynard Kang

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Duncan Mowatt

Senior Product Designer

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Mark Buchthal

Software Engineer

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & Asia

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Ryan Canfield

Software Engineer

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Emmanuel Gomez

Principal Engineer

Molly Kent

Software Engineer

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Services

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Wyatt Antoine

Information Technology Intern

Soleil Brisbane

Employer Branding Specialist

Christopher Ruehs

Software Engineer

Nadia Savin

Business Intelligence Analyst

Olivia Armstrong

Project Manager

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Katerina Baranyuk


Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Jessica Roberto

Technical Program Manager

Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

Adam Holiber

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Kelly Romano

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

John Kim

IT Manager

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Rapha Goyran

Software Engineer

Andre Lee

President | Innovation Development & Banking

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Jordan Bundy

Manager, Software Engineer

Brian Yen


Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Dana Lindquist

Data Scientist

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Emma DeMaris

Marketing Intern

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Jussi Westergren

Senior Advisor

Jacob Harvey

Accounting Manager

Ken Poppe

Managing Director, Revenue & Program Management

Jake Cannon

Senior Technical Support Engineer

Andrew McLain

Product Manager

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

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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


311 ½ Occidental Ave S
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98104
+1 (206) 800-2678


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


Xinova Innovation (Beijing) Consultancy Co. Ltd.
Room 2494, Level 24, Tower 3
China Central Place
77 Jianguo Road
Chaoyang District
Beijing, 100025 China


Xinova Asia Pte Ltd.
150 Beach Road
#08-06/08 Gateway West
189720 Singapore
+65 6408 5080


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


Xinova Australasia Pty Ltd.
Level 6, 8 West Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060
+61 2 8093 4850


Xinova India
Suite No 208, 2nd Floor
Survey No 414
PSR Complex
Govinda Reddy (GR) Layout
Bannerghatta Road
Karnataka, 560076, India


Xinova Finland
Erottajankatu 5 A 4
FI-00130 Helsinki

Affiliate offices in Tel Aviv & Vienna