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Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Business Bio  LinkedIn Profile

‘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

Yang-Won Jung

Senior Director | Innovation Services Group

Ken Poppe

Managing Director, Revenue & Program Management

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Duncan Mowatt

Senior Product Designer

Dana Lindquist

Data Scientist

Ernst Stöttinger

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Rapha Goyran

Software Engineer

Andre Lee

President | Innovation Development & Banking

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Olivia Armstrong

Project Manager

Chal Davidson

Director, Revenue & Program Management

Rahul Das

Vice President

Alyssa Moore, MBA

Senior Marketing Manager

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

Jordan Bundy

Manager, Software Engineer

Darrel Rhea

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Matthew Ritchie

Senior Product Designer

Rob Dhat

Account Executive

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Sharat Reddy

General Manager, Marketing & North America Sales

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Molly Kent

Software Engineer

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Chip Murray

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Daniel Edenhofer

Software Engineer

Shiloh Stuart

Software Engineer

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

Andrew McLain

Product Manager

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Maggie Ng

Chief of Staff to CEO

Andy Tolton

Public Relations and Marketing Manager

BK Lee

President Korea

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Paul Payne

Architect | Network Platform

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Jessica Roberto

Technical Program Manager

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Services

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Grace Kang

Accounts Payable Specialist

Mai Huong Tran


Kevin Crommelin

Product Manager

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Cate Yochum

Software Engineer

Joshua Montgomery

Software Engineer

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & Asia

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

Liron Porat

Innovation Program Director

Jake Cannon

Senior Technical Support Engineer

Emma DeMaris

Marketing Intern

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Christopher Ruehs

Software Engineer

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

Cassandra Schwartz

Product Marketing Manager

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Soleil Brisbane

Employer Branding Specialist

Jake Fagan

Senior Product Designer

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Ryan Canfield

Software Engineer

Travis Murdock

Vice President of Marketing

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Adam Holiber

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Bo Garcia

Account Executive

Connor Timmerman

Senior Analyst | Network Platform

Maynard Kang

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Jon Gleasman

Senior Product Designer

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Kelly Romano

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Emmanuel Gomez

Principal Engineer

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Network & Technology

Wyatt Antoine

Information Technology Intern

John Kim

IT Manager

Brian Yen


Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Mark Buchthal

Software Engineer

Nadia Savin

Business Intelligence Analyst

Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Jacob Harvey

Accounting Manager

Katerina Baranyuk


Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Leesa Murphy

Payroll & Benefits Analyst

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Jussi Westergren

Senior Advisor

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Connect with Xinova

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