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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

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Connor Timmerman

Senior Analyst | Network Platform

Olivia Armstrong

Project Manager

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

Vivek Ramakrishnan

Managing Director

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Shiloh Stuart

Software Engineer

John Kim

IT Manager

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Sharat Reddy

Chief of Staff to Founder & CEO

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Dana Lindquist

Data Scientist

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Liron Porat

Innovation Program Director

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Ryan Canfield

Software Engineer

Brian Yen


Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Emma DeMaris

Marketing Intern

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Leesa Murphy

Payroll & Benefits Analyst

Mark Buchthal

Software Engineer

Cassandra Schwartz

Product Marketing Manager

Christopher Ruehs

Software Engineer

Daniel Edenhofer

Software Engineer

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Molly Kent

Software Engineer

Jake Fagan

Senior Product Designer

Chal Davidson

Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Matthew Ritchie

Senior Product Designer

Jordan Bundy

Software Engineer

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Emmanuel Gomez

Principal Engineer

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

Andre Lee

President | Innovation Development & Banking

Alyssa Moore, MBA

Senior Marketing Manager

Joshua Montgomery

Software Engineer

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Network & Technology

Yang-Won Jung

Senior Director | Innovation Services Group

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Matthew Holloway

Vice President of Products

Gerald Toh

APAC IT Manager

BK Lee

President Korea

Wyatt Antoine

Information Technology Intern

Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Grace Kang

Accounts Payable Specialist

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

Chris Buntel

Vice President | Singapore

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Travis Murdock

Vice President of Marketing

Chip Murray

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Rahul Das

Vice President

Jon Gleasman

Senior Product Designer

Adam Holiber

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Jacob Harvey

Accounting Manager

Soleil Brisbane

Employer Branding Specialist

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Evelyn Miles

Office Manager

Arra Ardona

Sr. Product Manager

Isaac Pek

Innovation Development Manager

Nadia Savin

Senior Analyst

Jussi Westergren

Senior Advisor

Maynard Kang

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Vlad Dabija

Technical Fellow

Jake Cannon

Senior Technical Support Engineer

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Rapha Goyran

Software Engineer

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Andy Tolton

Public Relations and Marketing Manager

Cate Yochum

Software Engineer

Kelly Romano

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Ken Poppe

Managing Director | Innovation Development and Banking

Darrel Rhea

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Sally Flaxman

Contract Manager

Ramakrishnan Vaidyanathan

Director | Innovation Banking and Development

Maggie Ng

Vice President

Paul Payne

Architect | Network Platform

Ernst Stöttinger

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Duncan Mowatt

Senior Product Designer

Andrew McLain

Product Manager

Kevin Crommelin

Product Manager

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Mai Huong Tran


Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Christian Czernich

Innovation Banking and Development

Anton Orlich

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & SEA

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Seattle, WA 98104
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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


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


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


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Suite 1, Level 18
227 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
+61 2 8093 4850


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


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FI-00130 Helsinki

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