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Introducing SousZen

See how Xinova partners with PepsiCo and Innit to launch the new Seattle restaurant tech startup, SousZen, that aims to digitize ‘back of house’.

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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

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

John Kim

IT Manager

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & Asia

Jessica Roberto

Technical Program Manager

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Kyle Dowling

Director of Innovation Partnerships

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Sharat Reddy

General Manager, Marketing & North America Sales

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

BK Lee

President Korea

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Alyssa Moore

Director of Marketing

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Chal Davidson


Al DeNooyer

Innovation Business Development Representative

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Head of Strategic Partnerships Xinova & CEO Arcnet

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Brian Yen


Ramakrishnan Vaidyanathan

Director, Innovation Programs

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Soleil Brisbane

Marketing Specialist

Paul Levins


Rob Dhat

Vice President of Innovation Partnerships

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Ernst Stöttinger

Partner | Innovation Programs

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Sherri Richman

Innovation Business Development Representative

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Innovation Services

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

Jordan Bundy

Manager, Software Engineer

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Mai Huong Tran


Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Maggie Ng

Chief of Staff to CEO

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Kelly Romano

Managing Director | Innovation Programs

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Programs

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Programs

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