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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

Alyssa Moore

Senior Marketing Manager

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

Joshua Montgomery

Software Engineer

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

Sherri Richman

Innovation Business Development Representative

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & Asia

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

Kyle Dowling

Director of Innovation Partnerships

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

John Kim

IT Manager

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Bo Garcia

Director of Innovation Partnerships

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Kelly Romano

Managing Director | Innovation Programs

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Mai Huong Tran


Maggie Ng

Chief of Staff to CEO

Chal Davidson


Al DeNooyer

Innovation Business Development Representative

Ramakrishnan Vaidyanathan

Director, Innovation Programs

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Rahul Das

Vice President

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Travis Murdock

Vice President of Innovation Partnerships

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Paul Levins


Brian Yen


Madeline Song

Managing Director

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Network & Technology

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Programs

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Programs

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Soleil Brisbane

Marketing Specialist

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Sharat Reddy

General Manager, Marketing & North America Sales

Jessica Roberto

Technical Program Manager

Jordan Bundy

Manager, Software Engineer

Rob Dhat

VP of Innovation Partnerships

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

BK Lee

President Korea

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

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Tokyo 104-0028 Japan


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China Central Place
77 Jianguo Road
Chaoyang District
Beijing, 100025 China


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735, Yeongdong-daero
Seoul 06072, Korea
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223 Liverpool St
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
+61 2 8093 4850


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PSR Complex
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Bannerghatta Road
Karnataka, 560076, India


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FI-00130 Helsinki

Affiliate offices in Tel Aviv & Vienna