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Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Business Bio  LinkedIn Profile

Something about the skies and oceans moves me. Always has. From my childhood, I would look up at passing airplanes and wonder if my pilot father was the one leaving contrails across the vast blue canvas.  Years later, curiosities led me to explore another great unknown, and soon found myself scuba diving every weekend to enjoy the marine ecosystem.  Those early experiences moved me to want to learn more about how the world works, and formed my early educational aspirations towards mechanical engineering.

An opportunity to move to Japan came with a shift in technical focus. This time, mobile wireless technologies caught my attention and placed me directly in the nucleus of where 3G services were being pioneered. The majority of citizens were experiencing the internet for the first time, not through clunky desktops but through tiny handheld wonders.  New technologies were being developed by large corporations, only to struggle over how to modernize their business models to align with the products they were developing. Enterprises with seemingly endless budgets still seemed to be failing. It became clear that independent and isolated R&D methods were no longer part of a workable model.  Products and services required more openness and stronger commercialization paths to prosper, else they become destined for failure.
It is exciting knowing that Xinova helps tackle these difficult issues head on.  Organizations of all sizes reach out to our inventor network to solve those hard problems.  But it doesn’t stop at invention and patenting. Our varied staff hold vast experiences to successfully navigate pitfalls while bringing ideas off the napkin and to reality.  I immensely enjoy working with people, whether innovators, clients, or staff, who question the status quo, extend their learning, and invite imagination.
My early passions continue to this day. The many opportunities to travel during my youth now extended to my two young boys.  Similarly, my diving has transitioned from consumer to educator, as I now spend my summer weekends instructing others.  Spare time usually involves basketball, camping, and skiing, and craft beers.

Our Team

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Network & Technology

Kyle Dowling

Director of Innovation Partnerships

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Bo Garcia

Director of Innovation Partnerships

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

John Kim

IT Manager

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Sharat Reddy

General Manager, Marketing & North America Sales

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Programs

Soleil Brisbane

Marketing Specialist

Rob Dhat

VP of Innovation Partnerships

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Jordan Bundy

Manager, Software Engineer

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Alyssa Moore

Senior Marketing Manager

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Programs

Ramakrishnan Vaidyanathan

Director, Innovation Programs

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Rahul Das

Vice President

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

BK Lee

President Korea

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Jessica Roberto

Technical Program Manager

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & Asia

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Travis Murdock

Vice President of Innovation Partnerships

Al DeNooyer

Innovation Business Development Representative

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Kelly Romano

Managing Director | Innovation Programs

Sherri Richman

Innovation Business Development Representative

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Paul Levins


Joshua Montgomery

Software Engineer

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Brian Yen


Mai Huong Tran


Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Chal Davidson


Maggie Ng

Chief of Staff to CEO

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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.
331 North Bridge Road
#22-01, Odeon Towers
Singapore 188720
+65 6408 5080


Xinova Korea
10th floor, Golfzone Tower
735, Yeongdong-daero
Seoul 06072, Korea
+82 2 6952 8840


Xinova Australasia Pty Ltd.
223 Liverpool St
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
+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