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Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

My fascination with What’s Next got me into a lot of trouble as a student in economics. I built predictive models that led me into the unknown, a place shunned by my corner of academia. “Who do you think you are?” demanded several important professors. Looking backward at What Happened was the right way to approach economics, and I was doing it all wrong. But the unknown called to me, and I kept generating future-focused data. My work eventually found its way to like-minded academics, who thought my pursuit of What’s Next was not blasphemous but exemplary, as validated by my invitation to work first at ETLA, the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy, and then at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. I haven’t looked back since.

My student experience taught me a valuable lesson: doing new things can be really hard. Dangerous, even. But it’s also necessary for accomplishing something valuable and important. My life’s work has thus been helping organizations envision the future and its potential disruptions, and to accept that innovation is worth the price and the risk.

I’ve spent my career developing tools that help others do new things in new ways. At Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, I headed the unit for lead markets, forecasting market disruptions and encouraging companies to enter emerging ecosystems. We matched buyers’ needs and sellers’ methods by creating programs that enabled innovators to develop new solutions, or new applications for old solutions. Utilizing a diverse array of skills, contexts and disciplines, we deployed DARPA-style playbooks that helped partners venture into the unknown and a future that could be achieved via actionable steps. I continued this approach with Fira Group, a major player in the construction industry where I’ve been working after Tekes.

I believe in systemic innovation driving market disruptions. My dissertation consisted of five essays composing a theoretical spectrum of international trade, macroeconomics, finance, knowledge management and economic forecast simulations. Revealing the truth, I found, requires a systemic view, which is achieved by stepping on toes while exploring multiple knowledge domains.  We experts tend to have tunnel vision, but my perspective permanently broadened when I was tasked with valuating a biotechnology venture that provided company information so dense and opaque as to be indecipherable. Rapidly forming an interdisciplinary team, we unraveled the venture’s strands one domain at a time, and accomplished in two days what would have taken half a year for me to do alone.

Our Team

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Al DeNooyer

Innovation Business Development Representative

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Jessica Roberto

Technical Program Manager

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

BK Lee

President Korea

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Maggie Ng

Chief of Staff to CEO

John Kim

IT Manager

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Soleil Brisbane

Marketing Specialist

Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Kyle Dowling

Director of Innovation Partnerships

Alyssa Moore

Senior Marketing Manager

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Bo Garcia

Director of Innovation Partnerships

Chal Davidson

Director

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Ramakrishnan Vaidyanathan

Director, Innovation Programs

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Sherri Richman

Innovation Business Development Representative

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Programs

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Network & Technology

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Programs

Joshua Montgomery

Software Engineer

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Rahul Das

Vice President

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Paul Levins

Co-Founder

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & Asia

Brian Yen

Consultant

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Mai Huong Tran

Consultant

Travis Murdock

Vice President of Innovation Partnerships

Kelly Romano

Managing Director | Innovation Programs

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Jordan Bundy

Manager, Software Engineer

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Rob Dhat

VP of Innovation Partnerships

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Sharat Reddy

General Manager, Marketing & North America Sales

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

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Our Worldwide Locations

USA

Xinova
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Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98104
USA
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Japan

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Tokyo 104-0028 Japan
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China

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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

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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

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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