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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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Innovation Opportunities

Seeking innovative solutions for:

  • Biopolymer BreakdownXinova is interested in learning what hurdles exist to the creation of a circular economy of scale for the use of biopolymers for food packaging applications.
  • Breathe EasyXinova is seeking an expert to identify the current challenges and opportunities for developing new, low-cost, small form-factor air filtration devices for metropolitan areas
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Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Innovation Services

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

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Kelly Romano

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Yong Sung Kim

Chairman APAC

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Programs

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

David Kraft

Head of Innovation Services

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Head of Strategic Partnerships Xinova & CEO Arcnet

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Ernst Stöttinger

Partner | Innovation Programs

Chal Davidson

Director

Sharat Reddy

General Manager, Marketing & North America Sales

Rob Dhat

Vice President of Innovation Partnerships

Kyle Dowling

Director of Innovation Partnerships

Al DeNooyer

Innovation Business Development Representative

Sherri Richman

Innovation Business Development Representative

Alyssa Moore

Director of Marketing

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Innovation Services

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Jessica Roberto

Technical Program Manager

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Programs

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Jordan Bundy

Manager, Software Engineer

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Paul Levins

Co-Founder

Maggie Ng

Chief of Staff to CEO

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Mai Huong Tran

Consultant

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Jose Chacon

Director Finance & Accounting

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

John Kim

IT Manager

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

BK Lee

President Korea

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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.

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USA

Xinova
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Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98104
USA
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Japan

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2-7-2 Yaesu, Chuo-ku
Tokyo 104-0028 Japan
+81-3-6478-6120
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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

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

Korea

Xinova Korea
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735, Yeongdong-daero
Gangnam-gu
Seoul 06072, Korea
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Australia

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223 Liverpool St
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
Australia
+61 2 8093 4850

India

Xinova India
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Survey No 414
PSR Complex
Govinda Reddy (GR) Layout
Bannerghatta Road
Karnataka, 560076, India

Finland

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FI-00130 Helsinki
Finland

Affiliate offices in Tel Aviv & Vienna