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Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Business Bio  LinkedIn Profile

I grew up as technology around me boomed. I was playing with Legos when the Internet first arrived at my home. The usual battles over the telephone as a teenager were instead replaced with instant messaging systems and online communities, where I could easily interact with the world. As I began college and had more commitments, I got a smartphone, where I could organize my academic and social life so easily. Instead of going to medical school, I decided to become a bioengineer, because I wanted to innovate in biomedicine. I had become used to changes, to always making things better, because that’s how the world changed for my generation. So, I wanted to be a part of that.

While pursuing my PhD in bioengineering, I also explored entrepreneurship and technology commercialization. Working at University of Washington showed me that I preferred to not just innovate, but help get exciting technologies out there. This realization brought me to Xinova. I work with inventors daily, and help identify solutions which can become exciting new technologies. It’s so rewarding and humbling to work with innovators all over the world who are always working on the cutting edge.
Outside life as a Xinovian, I love to enjoy the great Seattle outdoors, whether it’s skiing in the winter or running in the summer. I also enjoy salsa, west coast swing, and ballroom dancing, and would love to one day be in a musical.

Our Team

Maggie Ng

Chief of Staff to CEO

BK Lee

President Korea

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Bo Garcia

Director of Innovation Partnerships

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

Ramakrishnan Vaidyanathan

Director, Innovation Programs

Kyle Dowling

Director of Innovation Partnerships

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

John Kim

IT Manager

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Kelly Romano

Managing Director | Innovation Programs

Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Rob Dhat

VP of Innovation Partnerships

Rahul Das

Vice President

Paul Levins


Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Al DeNooyer

Innovation Business Development Representative

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

Sherri Richman

Innovation Business Development Representative

Jordan Bundy

Manager, Software Engineer

Brian Yen


Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Sharat Reddy

General Manager, Marketing & North America Sales

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Programs

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & Asia

Mai Huong Tran


Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Jessica Roberto

Technical Program Manager

Alyssa Moore

Senior Marketing Manager

Travis Murdock

Vice President of Innovation Partnerships

Soleil Brisbane

Marketing Specialist

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Chal Davidson


Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Programs

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Network & Technology

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Joshua Montgomery

Software Engineer

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.
331 North Bridge Road
#22-01, Odeon Towers
Singapore 188720
+65 6408 5080


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


Xinova Australasia Pty Ltd.
223 Liverpool St
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
+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