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Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Network & Technology

Business Bio  LinkedIn Profile

I’ve loved science and learning for as long as I can remember.  I like to turn over rocks to see what’s underneath.  I like it when one question leads to 10 more.  The process of peeling away layers to get to some new understanding has always been deeply satisfying.  I studied physics as an undergrad because it seemed to be all about identifying patterns and giving form to chaos.

 
At some point I realized there are countless questions, countless problems to solve, but finite time.  I realized the importance of problem selection and paying attention when opportunities present themselves.  In graduate school at the University of Washington I found inspiration and support in a community of entrepreneurial engineering students and slowly developed the confidence (foolishness?) to co-found a medical tech startup.  Building something new with my team was incredibly rewarding and a flood of learning.  Looking back, I did not expect one of the most important lessons I would learn would be: a clear story is as important as good technology. 
 
I am inspired by Xinova’s vision of connecting problem solvers with valuable, unsolved problems and energized by the personal connections we make with our innovators and our customers.  I love working with a team of passionate, smart people to build a new engine for innovation.    
 
After growing up in the desert, I also love the Pacific Northwest where we have mountains and water and everything is green. I enjoy spending time with my family, music, reading, cooking (and eating), travelling, and skiing.

Our Team

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Maggie Ng

Chief of Staff to CEO

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Jordan Bundy

Manager, Software Engineer

BK Lee

President Korea

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Soleil Brisbane

Marketing Specialist

Sharat Reddy

General Manager, Marketing & North America Sales

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Kyle Dowling

Director of Innovation Partnerships

Bo Garcia

Director of Innovation Partnerships

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Alyssa Moore

Senior Marketing Manager

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Programs

Travis Murdock

Vice President of Innovation Partnerships

Rob Dhat

VP of Innovation Partnerships

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

Ramakrishnan Vaidyanathan

Director, Innovation Programs

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & Asia

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Jessica Roberto

Technical Program Manager

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Mai Huong Tran

Consultant

Rahul Das

Vice President

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

John Kim

IT Manager

Al DeNooyer

Innovation Business Development Representative

Joshua Montgomery

Software Engineer

Kelly Romano

Managing Director | Innovation Programs

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Brian Yen

Consultant

Sherri Richman

Innovation Business Development Representative

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Network & Technology

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Chal Davidson

Director

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Programs

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Paul Levins

Co-Founder

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

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

USA

Xinova
311 ½ Occidental Ave S
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98104
USA
+1 (206) 800-2678

Japan

Xinova Japan GK
Yaesu Mitsui Building 6F
2-7-2 Yaesu, Chuo-ku
Tokyo 104-0028 Japan
+81-3-6478-6120
xinova.jp

China

Xinova Innovation (Beijing) Consultancy Co. Ltd.
Room 2494, Level 24, Tower 3
China Central Place
77 Jianguo Road
Chaoyang District
Beijing, 100025 China

Singapore

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

Korea

Xinova Korea
10th floor, Golfzone Tower
735, Yeongdong-daero
Gangnam-gu
Seoul 06072, Korea
+82 2 6952 8840
xinova.co.kr

Australia

Xinova Australasia Pty Ltd.
223 Liverpool St
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
Australia
+61 2 8093 4850

India

Xinova India
Suite No 208, 2nd Floor
Survey No 414
PSR Complex
Govinda Reddy (GR) Layout
Bannerghatta Road
Karnataka, 560076, India

Finland

Xinova Finland
Erottajankatu 5 A 4
FI-00130 Helsinki
Finland

Affiliate offices in Tel Aviv & Vienna