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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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Kelly Romano

Managing Director | Innovation Programs

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

Jordan Bundy

Manager, Software Engineer

Al DeNooyer

Innovation Business Development Representative

Jessica Roberto

Technical Program Manager

Kelly Romano

Managing Director | Innovation Programs

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Ernst Stöttinger

Partner | Innovation Programs

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

BK Lee

President Korea

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

Mai Huong Tran


Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Sherri Richman

Innovation Business Development Representative

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

John Kim

IT Manager

Alyssa Moore

Director of Marketing

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Sharat Reddy

General Manager, Marketing & North America Sales

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Programs

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Kyle Dowling

Director of Innovation Partnerships

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

Chal Davidson


Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Ramakrishnan Vaidyanathan

Director, Innovation Programs

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Maggie Ng

Chief of Staff to CEO

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Programs

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Brian Yen


Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & Asia

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Innovation Services

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Head of Strategic Partnerships Xinova & CEO Arcnet

Paul Levins


Madeline Song

Managing Director

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Soleil Brisbane

Marketing Specialist

Rob Dhat

Vice President of Innovation Partnerships

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

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