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Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

I am a rare combination of scientist, speaker, and presentation coach, with a head for marketing and sales. Part scientist, part strategic thinker, working with me is like having a marketing director working in a science lab. However, starting out I didn’t know what I wanted to do, and my various positions, hobbies, and passions reflect that. Although one thing has never changed, I have taken every opportunity to learn more and solve problems others could not.

I was originally on a path to go to medical school, but I quickly realized that I couldn’t stand the sight of blood after doing volunteer work at a hospital. At the same time, I got a job in a medical research lab during my time at the University of Michigan and fell in love with science. This led me to earn a PhD in biophysical chemistry at Iowa State University. A reviewer of one of my papers stated that my work was “…well reached…” and that “…it should open up a new field of study in biophysics.” I thoroughly enjoyed my academic experience, but, shortly into my postdoctoral fellowship in ultrafast lasers at the University of Pennsylvania, I realized that I was done with academia and went into R&D for Colgate Palmolive making toothpaste for a living.

Every stage in my life has led me to new and exciting opportunities.  As a scientist, I have published and presented on diverse technical topics such as clinical dentistry, cancer diagnostics, and quantum mechanical modeling of aerospace materials. As a speaker, coach, and marketer, I know how to tell you about science, can show you how to do it better than you have ever done before, and help you close that sale. My interests and curiosity have led me to jobs making toothpaste and testing toothbrushes for Sonicare, selling technical software to the aerospace industry, and becoming the marketing department for Weyerhaeuser’s cellulose fiber business. This unusual mix has led me to Xinova where I use my many years of experience in developing and marketing innovation to lead our partnership with PepsiCo.

When I am not translating complex data for large companies or busy overseeing the PepsiCo partnership, I like to restore old woodworking tools and build and restore guitars. I’ve built a couple of guitars so far and fixed up or hot rodded several others.

Our Team

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Jordan Bundy

Manager, Software Engineer

Mai Huong Tran


David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Duncan Mowatt

Senior Product Designer

Liron Porat

Innovation Program Director

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Leesa Murphy

Payroll & Benefits Analyst

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Maynard Kang

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Ernst Stöttinger

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Emmanuel Gomez

Principal Engineer

Jake Fagan

Senior Product Designer

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Mark Buchthal

Software Engineer

Grace Kang

Accounts Payable Specialist

Matthew Ritchie

Senior Product Designer

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Chal Davidson

Director, Revenue & Program Management

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

Soleil Brisbane

Employer Branding Specialist

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

Adam Holiber

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & Asia

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Sharat Reddy

General Manager, Marketing & North America Sales

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Brian Yen


Kelly Romano

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Alyssa Moore, MBA

Senior Marketing Manager

Olivia Armstrong

Project Manager

Dana Lindquist

Data Scientist

Wyatt Antoine

Information Technology Intern

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Molly Kent

Software Engineer

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Network & Technology

Cassandra Schwartz

Product Marketing Manager

Ken Poppe

Managing Director, Revenue & Program Management

Daniel Edenhofer

Software Engineer

Jessica Roberto

Technical Program Manager

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Rob Dhat

Account Executive

Bo Garcia

Account Executive

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Andrew McLain

Product Manager

John Kim

IT Manager

Joshua Montgomery

Software Engineer

Jacob Harvey

Accounting Manager

Ryan Canfield

Software Engineer

BK Lee

President Korea

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Yang-Won Jung

Senior Director | Innovation Services Group

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

Darrel Rhea

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Katerina Baranyuk


Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Andy Tolton

Public Relations and Marketing Manager

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Nadia Savin

Business Intelligence Analyst

Maggie Ng

Chief of Staff to CEO

Rapha Goyran

Software Engineer

Shiloh Stuart

Software Engineer

Jon Gleasman

Senior Product Designer

Paul Payne

Architect | Network Platform

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Connor Timmerman

Senior Analyst | Network Platform

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Andre Lee

President | Innovation Development & Banking

Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

Kevin Crommelin

Product Manager

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Christopher Ruehs

Software Engineer

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Travis Murdock

Vice President of Marketing

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

Jake Cannon

Senior Technical Support Engineer

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Services

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Emma DeMaris

Marketing Intern

Jussi Westergren

Senior Advisor

Chip Murray

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Cate Yochum

Software Engineer

Rahul Das

Vice President

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

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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.
150 Beach Road
#08-06/08 Gateway West
189720 Singapore
+65 6408 5080


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


Xinova Australasia Pty Ltd.
Level 6, 8 West Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060
+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