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Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

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‘Speed!’ – I loved shouting that out to the film crew and cast, then moments later seeing our hours, days, or weeks of team work magically come together as tangible product, all while being right in the middle of the action as a production sound engineer. Trained as an economist and having worked for banks, stock brokers, and cable television companies, a standard career route was always an option. But, when given a chance to work in Hollywood on major film and TV shows, I knew I could learn it and had to take it. It was too exciting, atypical, unknown, and creative to turn down for the safe route. That pattern has served me well throughout my diverse career, and indeed brings me happily to Xinova today.

After a few years of film adventures, I changed gears, earned an MBA and started on what I thought might be a safe route working on management process redesign for United Technologies Corp. Film crew work had ingrained in me the nonstop, on-the-fly, creative problem-solving mentality steeped in geeky technology details that I love. In my new corporate life, I found endless interesting problems to solve, usually with new technologies, that weren’t the safe route, but were irresistible. This started with applying the video and sound tech I had learned in the film industry, but in new ways and led to repeatedly driving and proving value from technology development and creating new applications. In time, this led me to management roles at Intel, Microsoft and as the founder and CEO of several venture-backed and bootstrapped tech startups.

Now with Xinova, the chance to work with brilliant colleagues setting up systems and solving hard business problems that often need tech innovation is once again irresistible. When not filling my brain with deep and diverse new technologies and business methods to help clients productively innovate, I’m usually in the mountains. You can find me riding motorcycles, running, skiing, or most recently learning to operate 12-ton snow cat groomer machines down steep and deep Tahoe slopes, often in white out conditions. It’s all fun.

Our Team

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Rahul Das

Vice President

Vlad Dabija

Technical Fellow

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Ernst Stöttinger

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Adam Holiber

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Chris Buntel

Vice President | Singapore

Maynard Kang

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Cassandra Schwartz

Product Marketing Manager

Ramakrishnan Vaidyanathan

Director | Innovation Banking and Development

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Mark Buchthal

Software Engineer

Molly Kent

Software Engineer

Andre Lee

President | Innovation Development & Banking

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

Jon Gleasman

Senior Product Designer

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Jake Cannon

Senior Technical Support Engineer

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Paul Payne

Architect | Network Platform

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Christian Czernich

Innovation Banking and Development

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Shiloh Stuart

Software Engineer

Chip Murray

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

Matthew Holloway

Vice President of Products

Liron Porat

Innovation Program Director

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Ken Poppe

Managing Director | Innovation Development and Banking

Alyssa Moore, MBA

Senior Marketing Manager

Dana Lindquist

Data Scientist

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Leesa Murphy

Payroll & Benefits Analyst

Ryan Canfield

Software Engineer

Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Gerald Toh

APAC IT Manager

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Arra Ardona

Sr. Product Manager

Joshua Montgomery

Software Engineer

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Christopher Ruehs

Software Engineer

Sharat Reddy

Chief of Staff to Founder & CEO

Kelly Romano

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Kevin Crommelin

Product Manager

Evelyn Miles

Office Manager

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Matthew Ritchie

Senior Product Designer

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Chal Davidson

Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Grace Kang

Accounts Payable Specialist

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Wyatt Antoine

Information Technology Intern

Connor Timmerman

Senior Analyst | Network Platform

Emma DeMaris

Marketing Intern

Maggie Ng

Vice President

Anton Orlich

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Yang-Won Jung

Senior Director | Innovation Services Group

Vivek Ramakrishnan

Managing Director

Cate Yochum

Software Engineer

Jussi Westergren

Senior Advisor

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Jacob Harvey

Accounting Manager

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Jake Fagan

Senior Product Designer

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Sally Flaxman

Contract Manager

Soleil Brisbane

Employer Branding Specialist

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Mai Huong Tran


Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

BK Lee

President Korea

Emmanuel Gomez

Principal Engineer

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Andrew McLain

Product Manager

John Kim

IT Manager

Nadia Savin

Senior Analyst

Olivia Armstrong

Project Manager

Travis Murdock

Vice President of Marketing

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Darrel Rhea

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Jordan Bundy

Software Engineer

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Rapha Goyran

Software Engineer

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Daniel Edenhofer

Software Engineer

Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

Isaac Pek

Innovation Development Manager

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & SEA

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Andy Tolton

Public Relations and Marketing Manager

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Duncan Mowatt

Senior Product Designer

Brian Yen


Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Network & Technology

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Chaoyang District
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735, Yeongdong-daero
Seoul 06072, Korea
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227 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
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PSR Complex
Govinda Reddy (GR) Layout
Bannerghatta Road
Karnataka, 560076, India


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FI-00130 Helsinki

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