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Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

Business Bio  LinkedIn Profile

I’m a materials science nerd who discovered how communication skills could broaden my personal and professional horizons with the power of fluency in interdisciplinary vocabularies. First, upon reading Only the Paranoid Survive” and examining Andy Grove’s background, I realized that for deeply technical subjects, one needs to be conversant in the deeply technical. But the inflection point came in graduate school via the UW’s Technology Entrepreneurship Certificate program, where I learned communication requires a common vocabulary. So I took this opportunity to learn the vocabulary of innovation and entrepreneurship and, when time allowed, to do research in solid state physics and scaling functions between 2D and 3D magnetism. 

My PhD research was in a field known as spintronics, combining semiconductors and magnetic materials. But the value-add of my grad school experience involved activities like participating in the Venture Capital Investment Competition, running the Science and Engineering Business Association, and the aforementioned MBA coursework a mental recess, if you will. Call it a manifestation of the impostor syndrome, but would you believe I was the president of my college’s largest party” club? In reality, it was a business where at 20 I was managing a half million-dollar annual budget for ski trips (oh yes, we had to raise that money, too).  This group was entrepreneurship at its core, and the experience was invaluable in leading a group of semi-volunteers on a mission but also in learning to speak across many disciplines.  In spite of all the fun we had, I’m proud that our peer group have grown to lead successful startups, pharmaceutical co-ops, and even an innovation studio for one of California’s largest health care providers.

These formative experiences made clear that the best place for me to add value was in enabling others to create that the business side of technology was a fascinating opportunity I could attack.  Enter Xinova. To paraphrase Richard Feynman, I don’t know everything, but I know everything is interesting.” There’s no better way for me to explain my life at Xinova, where I am working to solve the problem of growing our capability to scale revenue without a concomitant increase of expense.  We leverage a brilliant network of innovators, and my goal is to reduce our fixed costs, shifting the right components to something that is variable, leveraging the incredible skill and knowledge of our network.  This means we can ultimately deliver more to our customers, pay more to our innovators, and efficiently execute on many facets of innovation.  We are building an advanced platform for innovation to enable collaboration, risk sharing, investing, and trusted smart contracting that will allow a researcher in Switzerland to ideate with a designer in Toronto on a project originated by a customer in Japan for a market in Australia, with an investor from Singapore that furthers the interests of all parties involved. 

A close friend phrased his optimism as if you do a job you love, you never work a day in your life” and I have spent the past eight years in this organization loving this job.  The people, the cultures, the creativity, and the raw opportunity that is represented by the technical challenges we seek to solve both for our customers and for our own operations makes it hard to consider ever doing work” when I could be doing this.  Everything here is interesting, and everything here is solvable.

Our Team

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Cate Yochum

Software Engineer

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Ernst Stöttinger

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & Asia

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Shiloh Stuart

Software Engineer

Jussi Westergren

Senior Advisor

Chal Davidson

Director, Revenue & Program Management

Emmanuel Gomez

Principal Engineer

Cassandra Schwartz

Product Marketing Manager

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

Nadia Savin

Business Intelligence Analyst

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Rapha Goyran

Software Engineer

Alyssa Moore, MBA

Senior Marketing Manager

Wyatt Antoine

Information Technology Intern

Jake Cannon

Senior Technical Support Engineer

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Network & Technology

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Services

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

John Kim

IT Manager

Daniel Edenhofer

Software Engineer

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Darrel Rhea

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Sharat Reddy

General Manager, Marketing & North America Sales

Duncan Mowatt

Senior Product Designer

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Rahul Das

Vice President

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Brian Yen

Consultant

Travis Murdock

Vice President of Marketing

Jacob Harvey

Accounting Manager

Grace Kang

Accounts Payable Specialist

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

Connor Timmerman

Senior Analyst | Network Platform

Chip Murray

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Kevin Crommelin

Product Manager

Maynard Kang

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Jessica Roberto

Technical Program Manager

Jordan Bundy

Manager, Software Engineer

Maggie Ng

Chief of Staff to CEO

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Ken Poppe

Managing Director, Revenue & Program Management

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Emma DeMaris

Marketing Intern

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Soleil Brisbane

Employer Branding Specialist

Bo Garcia

Account Executive

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

BK Lee

President Korea

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

Mark Buchthal

Software Engineer

Yang-Won Jung

Senior Director | Innovation Services Group

Liron Porat

Innovation Program Director

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Dana Lindquist

Data Scientist

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Matthew Ritchie

Senior Product Designer

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Olivia Armstrong

Project Manager

Andy Tolton

Public Relations and Marketing Manager

Rob Dhat

Account Executive

Andrew McLain

Product Manager

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Ryan Canfield

Software Engineer

Adam Holiber

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Joshua Montgomery

Software Engineer

Christopher Ruehs

Software Engineer

Mai Huong Tran

Consultant

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Jake Fagan

Senior Product Designer

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Molly Kent

Software Engineer

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

Jon Gleasman

Senior Product Designer

Kelly Romano

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

Andre Lee

President | Innovation Development & Banking

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Katerina Baranyuk

Recruiter

Leesa Murphy

Payroll & Benefits Analyst

Paul Payne

Architect | Network Platform

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

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

USA

Xinova
311 ½ Occidental Ave S
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98104
USA
+1 (206) 800-2678

Japan

Xinova Japan GK
Yaesu Mitsui Building 6F
2-7-2 Yaesu, Chuo-ku
Tokyo 104-0028 Japan
+81-3-6478-6120
xinova.jp

China

Xinova Innovation (Beijing) Consultancy Co. Ltd.
Room 2494, Level 24, Tower 3
China Central Place
77 Jianguo Road
Chaoyang District
Beijing, 100025 China

Singapore

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

Korea

Xinova Korea
10th floor, Golfzone Tower
735, Yeongdong-daero
Gangnam-gu
Seoul 06072, Korea
+82 2 6952 8840
xinova.co.kr

Australia

Xinova Australasia Pty Ltd.
Level 6, 8 West Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060
Australia
+61 2 8093 4850

India

Xinova India
Suite No 208, 2nd Floor
Survey No 414
PSR Complex
Govinda Reddy (GR) Layout
Bannerghatta Road
Karnataka, 560076, India

Finland

Xinova Finland
Erottajankatu 5 A 4
FI-00130 Helsinki
Finland

Affiliate offices in Tel Aviv & Vienna