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Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Business Bio  LinkedIn Profile

Over my many years of working within multi-national corporations I’ve met some amazing people.  Like most professionals within technology driven companies they are very bright, innovative, and passionate.  However, their hard work often never gets commercialized.  Why? 

I personally struggled with this problem for many years (or should I say over many ‘projects’?).  So, after two decades as an engineer I took that big step, turned in my calculator and moved to the world of business.  There I made two very insightful observations.

First, there are many reasons for failed projects ranging from ‘wrong technology for the market’ to ‘project execution mistakes’, but in almost every case, I discovered many ‘good’ innovations got lost or abandoned.  Corporations spend billions each year on R&D, but only a fraction of their spending result in new Products or Services that make it into the market.  Having both a technical and business background I started working within large and small companies to extract those valuable innovations and combine them with ‘right’ business practices to create successful monetization strategies.  This approach reduces the risk of project execution (as much of the R&D is already completed) as well as aligns an innovation to a specific market ‘need’ (if there is no market ‘need’, then don’t waste your time).

My second observation is that smaller companies are innovating much faster than larger companies.  With the easy access to information, ability to tap into global talent pools, and access to a variety of funding sources, small and medium size companies are now becoming the innovation ‘incubators’ for many industries.  This is not saying that large companies have stopped innovating.  They are!  It’s just that smaller companies are nimbler and can therefore succeed (or fail) faster.  Having personally advised small companies from the concept stage, through prototyping, to product commercialization, and ultimately acquisition, I know that TTM (Time To Market, or Time To Money!) is extremely important to every business. 

Prior to joining Xinova, I created and directed Intel Capital’s Technology Licensing Group, a business that monetized technology assets in markets such as healthcare, transportation, cloud services, communications, and manufacturing.  I’ve also held senior management positions within Intel’s ‘Internet of Things’ and ‘Design Automation’ Groups; as well as ran manufacturing/operations early in my career at AMD.

I’m an investor, adviser, entrepreneur, and board member for companies focused on Internet Security, Advanced Manufacturing, Analytics, Services, Compliance, Entertainment and Advertising.

Our Team

Wyatt Antoine

Information Technology Intern

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Services

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Chip Murray

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Yang-Won Jung

Senior Director | Innovation Services Group

Paul Payne

Architect | Network Platform

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

Rapha Goyran

Software Engineer

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Darrel Rhea

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Emmanuel Gomez

Principal Engineer

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Alyssa Moore, MBA

Senior Marketing Manager

Matthew Ritchie

Senior Product Designer

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Travis Murdock

Vice President of Marketing

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

Ernst Stöttinger

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Ryan Canfield

Software Engineer

Liron Porat

Innovation Program Director

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Adam Holiber

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Jake Cannon

Senior Technical Support Engineer

Cassandra Schwartz

Product Marketing Manager

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

John Kim

IT Manager

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

Brian Yen


Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

BK Lee

President Korea

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Christopher Ruehs

Software Engineer

Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Molly Kent

Software Engineer

Shiloh Stuart

Software Engineer

Ken Poppe

Managing Director, Revenue & Program Management

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Cate Yochum

Software Engineer

Grace Kang

Accounts Payable Specialist

Maggie Ng

Chief of Staff to CEO

Chal Davidson

Director, Revenue & Program Management

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Jordan Bundy

Manager, Software Engineer

Jon Gleasman

Senior Product Designer

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Maynard Kang

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Jessica Roberto

Technical Program Manager

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Rob Dhat

Account Executive

Leesa Murphy

Payroll & Benefits Analyst

Duncan Mowatt

Senior Product Designer

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Andre Lee

President | Innovation Development & Banking

Sharat Reddy

General Manager, Marketing & North America Sales

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & Asia

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Emma DeMaris

Marketing Intern

Mai Huong Tran


Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

Rahul Das

Vice President

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

Connor Timmerman

Senior Analyst | Network Platform

Bo Garcia

Account Executive

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Joshua Montgomery

Software Engineer

Andy Tolton

Public Relations and Marketing Manager

Jacob Harvey

Accounting Manager

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Network & Technology

Jussi Westergren

Senior Advisor

Jake Fagan

Senior Product Designer

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Andrew McLain

Product Manager

Nadia Savin

Business Intelligence Analyst

Olivia Armstrong

Project Manager

Mark Buchthal

Software Engineer

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Katerina Baranyuk


Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Kevin Crommelin

Product Manager

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Dana Lindquist

Data Scientist

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Soleil Brisbane

Employer Branding Specialist

Daniel Edenhofer

Software Engineer

Kelly Romano

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

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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


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Erottajankatu 5 A 4
FI-00130 Helsinki

Affiliate offices in Tel Aviv & Vienna