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Travis Murdock

Vice President of Innovation Partnerships

Business Bio   LinkedIn Profile 
 
 In 7th grade, I encountered a problem that needed solving My friends’ skateboards were being stolen. In response, I invented a lock for skateboards. I sketched the plans and with help from my dad, we built a prototype in our garage. After some testing, we it took to a local skate shop to get feedback and made refinements. I loved the feeling of bringing to life something that I had just imagined in my mind. Ever since, I had the bug to be a creator and entrepreneur. At work, I still love the feeling of coming up with something in the morning and seeing it come together by the end of the day. That has inspired me to help launch and work with several startups some of which grew to be big and others that didn’t. Success or fail, the process of innovation excites me and drives me forward.
 
As a result, I identify with the excitement in the creation stories of the Xinova innovators and the impact their ideas have on our clients’ business. In those stories, I’ve seen that invention can happen in any part of an organization, even marketing. In that spirit, we strive to rapidly explore, ideate, test and iterate with the goal of shipping quickly so we can learn and improve. My favorite part of marketing is working with entrepreneurs to help build their brand and tell their story.
I’ve lived mostly on the west coast in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. I currently reside in sunny Seattle with my wife and two children and my free time is spent visiting national parks, mountain biking, skiing and mastering the art of iPhone photography.

Our Team

Joshua Montgomery

Software Engineer

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Brian Yen

Consultant

Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

Sara Telfer

Senior Product Designer

Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Nicole Underwood

HR Director

Kyle Dowling

Director of Innovation Partnerships

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Yongsung Kim

Chairman Korea & Asia

Rob Dhat

VP of Innovation Partnerships

Paul Levins

Co-Founder

Ken Pawlak

Managing Director

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Imran Sajjad

Staff Accountant

Matt Ferguson, PhD

Vice President of Network & Technology

Jimin “Eva” Kim

Office Administrator

Mai Huong Tran

Consultant

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Graeme Weston

Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Soleil Brisbane

Marketing Specialist

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Mark Klopp

Business Development Consultant

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Michelle Axelrod

Office Manager

Jordan Bundy

Manager, Software Engineer

Sherri Richman

Innovation Business Development Representative

Maggie Ng

Chief of Staff to CEO

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

Masanobu Katoh

President | Xinova Japan

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Rahul Das

Vice President

Yi Lan Chen

Research Coordinator

BK Lee

President Korea

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Madeline Song

Managing Director

John Kim

IT Manager

Jorma Ollila

Executive Chairman

Alyssa Moore

Senior Marketing Manager

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Programs

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Travis Murdock

Vice President of Innovation Partnerships

Kelly Romano

Managing Director | Innovation Programs

Stacey Ravetta

General Counsel

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Raine Hermans

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Patrick Ennis

Chief Technology Officer

Chal Davidson

Director

Ramakrishnan Vaidyanathan

Director, Innovation Programs

Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Ted Leung

Vice President of Engineering

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Sharat Reddy

General Manager, Marketing & North America Sales

Jessica Roberto

Technical Program Manager

Al DeNooyer

Innovation Business Development Representative

Jose Chacon

Finance Manager

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Programs

Bo Garcia

Director of Innovation Partnerships

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Edward Jung

Founder & CEO

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Programs

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

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.
331 North Bridge Road
#22-01, Odeon Towers
Singapore 188720
+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.
223 Liverpool St
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
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