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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

Jake Cannon

Senior Technical Support Engineer

Darrel Rhea

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & SEA

Connor Timmerman

Senior Analyst | Network Platform

Alyssa Moore, MBA

Senior Marketing Manager

Jake Fagan

Senior Product Designer

Chip Murray

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Christopher Ruehs

Software Engineer

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Wyatt Antoine

Information Technology Intern

Cassandra Schwartz

Product Marketing Manager

BK Lee

President Korea

Cate Yochum

Software Engineer

Anton Orlich

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

Matthew Ritchie

Senior Product Designer

Adam Holiber

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Mai Huong Tran


Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Rahul Das

Vice President

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Andrew McLain

Product Manager

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Molly Kent

Software Engineer

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Sharat Reddy

Chief of Staff to Founder & CEO

Kevin Crommelin

Product Manager

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

Matthew Holloway

Vice President of Products

Nadia Savin

Senior Analyst

Arra Ardona

Sr. Product Manager

Ryan Canfield

Software Engineer

Andy Tolton

Public Relations and Marketing Manager

Christian Czernich

Innovation Banking and Development

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Ramakrishnan Vaidyanathan

Director | Innovation Banking and Development

Leesa Murphy

Payroll & Benefits Analyst

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Sally Flaxman

Contract Manager

Yang-Won Jung

Senior Director | Innovation Services Group

Ernst Stöttinger

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Travis Murdock

Vice President of Marketing

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Network & Technology

Evelyn Miles

Office Manager

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Andre Lee

President | Innovation Development & Banking

Mark Buchthal

Software Engineer

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Paul Payne

Architect | Network Platform

Ken Poppe

Managing Director | Innovation Development and Banking

Kelly Romano

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Maggie Ng

Vice President

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Vlad Dabija

Technical Fellow

Daniel Edenhofer

Software Engineer

Jordan Bundy

Software Engineer

Rapha Goyran

Software Engineer

Chal Davidson

Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Grace Kang

Accounts Payable Specialist

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Emma DeMaris

Marketing Intern

Liron Porat

Innovation Program Director

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Olivia Armstrong

Project Manager

Vivek Ramakrishnan

Managing Director

Dana Lindquist

Data Scientist

Brian Yen


Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Soleil Brisbane

Employer Branding Specialist

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Jacob Harvey

Accounting Manager

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Isaac Pek

Innovation Development Manager

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Joshua Montgomery

Software Engineer

Gerald Toh

APAC IT Manager

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

Maynard Kang

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

John Kim

IT Manager

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Duncan Mowatt

Senior Product Designer

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Shiloh Stuart

Software Engineer

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Emmanuel Gomez

Principal Engineer

Jussi Westergren

Senior Advisor

Chris Buntel

Vice President | Singapore

Jon Gleasman

Senior Product Designer

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