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Nicole Underwood

HR Director

The world fascinates me – so many places, cultures, foods, experiences and, most importantly, people.  Where they came from, what they have experienced, where they are going and how they can use their knowledge, experience and skills to make a daily impact.  While many people come to Xinova to build and solve problems, I am the first to admit I am neither an innovator nor an inventor.  However, I have a passion for people, connecting people, helping people scale, creating a culture where people can thrive and be their very best.  This is what Xinova is striving for every day and I am excited to partner and build for our future.  When given the resources and culture to improve, our employees develop skills to take into the world and connect with amazing people who solve problems every day. 

At three years of age I told my mother that I would work in one of those big buildings downtown one day. At four I dressed up as a “business woman” for Halloween.  At 16, in my advanced business study program, I realized I would never be able to spend all day doing “business stuff.”  I knew the world where I belonged existed; but it existed beyond the strict confines of accounting, finance, marketing and economics.  I quickly realized the human dimension of business was what truly fascinated me in the business world. After all, what is a business without its people?  This led me to achieve a double degree in Business Studies and Human Resources, closely followed by an M.B.A with a dual emphasis in Human Resources and Organizational Development.  While the people component is key, it is critical to understand that to be an effective HR leader it is as important to understand the business as it is to understand the people in the business. 

My journey has taken me through several Fortune 500 organizations and one very successful private consulting organization.  I had the opportunity to make an impact at a smaller level, on different pieces of the people puzzle, for the business and its employees.  Xinova has given me the opportunity to partner with our leaders to create an amazing place for our employees to work and our innovators to create. 

When not building a people-focused culture, you will find me at soccer, football, and baseball games with my two boys.  My husband and I have a passion for travel and helping our boys explore the world.  Since moving to the Pacific Northwest, we have become avid hikers and are always on the hunt for a new adventure

Our Team

Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

Soleil Brisbane

Employer Branding Specialist

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Jake Cannon

Senior Technical Support Engineer

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

John Kim

IT Manager

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Jake Fagan

Senior Product Designer

Mai Huong Tran


Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Daniel Edenhofer

Software Engineer

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Rob Dhat

Account Executive

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Andre Lee

President | Innovation Development & Banking

Ernst Stöttinger

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Katerina Baranyuk


Yang-Won Jung

Senior Director | Innovation Services Group

Chip Murray

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Andy Tolton

Public Relations and Marketing Manager

Grace Kang

Accounts Payable Specialist

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Ken Poppe

Managing Director, Revenue & Program Management

Bo Garcia

Account Executive

Matthew Ritchie

Senior Product Designer

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Jussi Westergren

Senior Advisor

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Olivia Armstrong

Project Manager

Nadia Savin

Business Intelligence Analyst

Maggie Ng

Chief of Staff to CEO

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Alyssa Moore, MBA

Senior Marketing Manager

Cassandra Schwartz

Product Marketing Manager

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Paul Payne

Architect | Network Platform

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Sharat Reddy

General Manager, Marketing & North America Sales

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & Asia

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Adam Holiber

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Molly Kent

Software Engineer

Rapha Goyran

Software Engineer

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Network & Technology

Mark Buchthal

Software Engineer

Chal Davidson

Director, Revenue & Program Management

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Jon Gleasman

Senior Product Designer

Christopher Ruehs

Software Engineer

Connor Timmerman

Senior Analyst | Network Platform

Shiloh Stuart

Software Engineer

Kelly Romano

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Travis Murdock

Vice President of Marketing

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

Jordan Bundy

Manager, Software Engineer

Leesa Murphy

Payroll & Benefits Analyst

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Emmanuel Gomez

Principal Engineer

Joshua Montgomery

Software Engineer

Duncan Mowatt

Senior Product Designer

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

Kevin Crommelin

Product Manager

Jacob Harvey

Accounting Manager

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Jessica Roberto

Technical Program Manager

Maynard Kang

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Services

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Dana Lindquist

Data Scientist

BK Lee

President Korea

Liron Porat

Innovation Program Director

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Ryan Canfield

Software Engineer

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Rahul Das

Vice President

Emma DeMaris

Marketing Intern

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Cate Yochum

Software Engineer

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Wyatt Antoine

Information Technology Intern

Darrel Rhea

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Andrew McLain

Product Manager

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

Brian Yen


Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

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


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