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Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

I grew up in one of the Japanese cities notorious for air pollution. From my home up on a mountain, I could see the smoking chimneys from the large chemical complex based near the seaside. I remember wondering how I could participate in the industry and how I might support the emerging Japanese economy by innovating technologies and materials. I even wrote my graduation essay for my elementary school on this. Twelve years passed by, and by the time I became a chemical engineer, the Japanese economy lost its momentum. So, I dedicated myself as a sales engineer for a Japanese boiler manufacturing company and then as a technical service/application development engineer at a U.S. based company using ion exchange resins and reverse osmosis membranes for water treatment. This company supported customers worldwide, mainly in semiconductor and nuclear industries, by providing technical solutions and products. Through this work, I realized that technically innovative approaches were crucial to overcoming the stagnant economy in Japan.
After working in this career path for ten years, I decided to pursue a Ph.D. in chemical engineering for gas separation by membrane and adsorbents. It was challenging and a risk for me to lose the stable and expected career life, but it was also a chance for personal innovation and a time for me to acquire more technical and cultural experiences. I think it is common to think in terms of risk management for the development tasks of technology, product development and business. I believe innovation requires logical and well-prepared planning implemented with periodical reviews, but the most important element is passion. The opportunity to acquire state-of-the-art R&D knowledge and experience on polymer science was meaningful for my life, further fueling my passion.
I returned to the water treatment industry for a German chemical company after completing my Ph.D., and continued to work in commercial organizations, including a global marketing assignment in Germany, for eight years. This reinforced my technical experience and accelerated the technically innovative approaches I was taking. Now, I am excited to join the team at Xinova to focus on “innovation.” I look forward to collaborating with our clients on their coming innovations!


Our Team

Paul Levins


Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Soleil Brisbane

Marketing Specialist

Jordan Bundy

Manager, Software Engineer

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Sharat Reddy

General Manager, Marketing & North America Sales

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Programs

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Rob Dhat

Vice President of Innovation Partnerships

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Sherri Richman

Innovation Business Development Representative

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & Asia

Ramakrishnan Vaidyanathan

Director, Innovation Programs

Al DeNooyer

Innovation Business Development Representative

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Jessica Roberto

Technical Program Manager

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

John Kim

IT Manager

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Alyssa Moore

Director of Marketing

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Mai Huong Tran


Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Head of Strategic Partnerships Xinova & CEO Arcnet

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Programs

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Maggie Ng

Chief of Staff to CEO

Kyle Dowling

Director of Innovation Partnerships

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Innovation Services

Kelly Romano

Managing Director | Innovation Programs

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Brian Yen


Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

BK Lee

President Korea

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Chal Davidson


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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