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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

Sally Flaxman

Contract Manager

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Evelyn Miles

Office Manager

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Molly Kent

Software Engineer

Jon Gleasman

Senior Product Designer

Duncan Mowatt

Senior Product Designer

Ernst Stöttinger

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Maggie Ng

Vice President

Travis Murdock

Vice President of Marketing

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Network & Technology

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Chip Murray

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Emmanuel Gomez

Principal Engineer

Andy Tolton

Public Relations and Marketing Manager

Kelly Romano

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Soleil Brisbane

Employer Branding Specialist

Maynard Kang

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Leesa Murphy

Payroll & Benefits Analyst

Brian Yen


Jussi Westergren

Senior Advisor

Jake Cannon

Senior Technical Support Engineer

Kevin Crommelin

Product Manager

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & SEA

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Christopher Ruehs

Software Engineer

Andrew McLain

Product Manager

Paul Payne

Architect | Network Platform

Olivia Armstrong

Project Manager

Anton Orlich

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Cate Yochum

Software Engineer

Wyatt Antoine

Information Technology Intern

Nadia Savin

Senior Analyst

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Connor Timmerman

Senior Analyst | Network Platform

Ramakrishnan Vaidyanathan

Director | Innovation Banking and Development

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Matthew Ritchie

Senior Product Designer

Chris Buntel

Vice President | Singapore

Isaac Pek

Innovation Development Manager

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Sharat Reddy

Chief of Staff to Founder & CEO

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Ryan Canfield

Software Engineer

Arra Ardona

Sr. Product Manager

Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

Cassandra Schwartz

Product Marketing Manager

Grace Kang

Accounts Payable Specialist

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Yang-Won Jung

Senior Director | Innovation Services Group

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Daniel Edenhofer

Software Engineer

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Jacob Harvey

Accounting Manager

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Chal Davidson

Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Shiloh Stuart

Software Engineer

BK Lee

President Korea

Vivek Ramakrishnan

Managing Director

Adam Holiber

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Dana Lindquist

Data Scientist

Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

Jake Fagan

Senior Product Designer

Alyssa Moore, MBA

Senior Marketing Manager

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Gerald Toh

APAC IT Manager

Emma DeMaris

Marketing Intern

Mai Huong Tran


Matthew Holloway

Vice President of Products

Andre Lee

President | Innovation Development & Banking

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Mark Buchthal

Software Engineer

Joshua Montgomery

Software Engineer

Ken Poppe

Managing Director | Innovation Development and Banking

Jordan Bundy

Software Engineer

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Rahul Das

Vice President

Vlad Dabija

Technical Fellow

Darrel Rhea

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Liron Porat

Innovation Program Director

John Kim

IT Manager

Rapha Goyran

Software Engineer

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Christian Czernich

Innovation Banking and Development

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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.
Suite 1, Level 18
227 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
+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