Brad Roberts - PhD

Head of Global Platform @ Xinova

As Global Head of Xinova's Network Platform, Brad Roberts is responsible for managing Xinova's market network platform and oversees engineering, product and business intelligence teams. The platform is used by Xinova's worldwide network of inventors, innovators, financiers and entrepreneurs, and is developed and managed by these teams to support both internal and external customers and partnerships. In addition, he was the driving force behind Xinova's expansion in Israel.
 
In addition to his day-to-day responsibilities, Brad is the co-founder of Xinova's Joint Venture Arcnet—an online capital marketplace that allows investors to find and directly invest in innovation projects and alternative assets on one platform.
 
Currently a member of the Engineering Advisory Board at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), Brad has a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Washington (UW). During his doctorate he studied the synthesis and characterization of transition-metal-doped-oxide semiconductors for use in spin-based electronics. While at UW, Brad also completed a Technology Entrepreneurship Certificate at the Foster School of Business and earned a Washington Research Foundation Capital Gates Foundation Fellowship in Technology Commercialization. As President of the UW Science and Engineering Business Association, he facilitated programs to introduce technical students to the world of entrepreneurship and venture capital.

Brad and his wife were married while on a school-building trek in Nepal, and have since helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for additional schools and infrastructure repairs in earthquake-damaged Nepali villages.