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Murano/Founder and CEO
Before Phase II, he was CEO of Inter.net that is leading worldwide internet
technology company . After compiling an over 30-year track record in high
technology companies. He joined several startup operations from leading-edge
U.S. companies entering the Japanese market: Dataquest, Sun Microsystems,
System Software Associates, Sequent Computer, Cabletron Systems, NeXT Computer, AVID
Japan, Webridge Japan and Inter.net (GMO Managed Hosting), serving in each
as director, president, founder, or cofounder. Currently invest and help
for newly borne company as incubator and advisor.
He was known for creating and executing unique marketing strategies for
these companies that were very successful. His career started at Takachiho-Koeki
and Texas Instruments as an engineer, and later moved over to sales and
marketing, and then CEO position. He is vice chairman of the Computer Salon,
advisory of Academy Capital Investments, a member of the high tech study
group, sponsored by MITI and OSSAJ (as social activities), and author of
"Right Sizing Revolution".
Recently He is paying attention to E-Publishing market which is emerging
market in Japan. In order to enter this market at early stage, he bring
PressPad, in Poland, to Japanese market, and recently started preparation
of KitCheck, USA.
holds a bachelor of engineering degree from Musashi Institute
of Technology and a MSEE from the University of Colorado.
||2017 KitCheck Japan office
2014 Owner of PressPad Japan
2008 President CEO, GMO Managed Hosting K.K
President CEO, Inter.net KK (Merge to GMO)
President and founder, Webridge Japan K.K.
President, Avid Japan K.K
President, Next Computer K.K.
President and founder, Cabletron Systems K.K.
President of Sequent Computer Japan
1990 Sales Director & Cofounder, System Software Associates K.K.
1987 Country Marketing Manager & Co-Funder, Sun Microsystems K.K.
1984 Research Manager & Co-founder, Dataquest Japan
Engineering Manager, Texas Instruments Japan
over 25 years of IT and Network industry experience in consulting
and business operations. His areas of expertise include market
research, sales, market intelligence, business planning, business
development, market development, and training. He has held
executive positions at leading multinational companies and
3 years, he also has been working as a venture consultant
for Doll Capital Management, a leading Silicon Valley based
venture capital. As a consultant, Kenji has been helping companies
with new product market feasibility studies, sales strategy
development, customer satisfaction analysis, channel partner
analysis, support program development, and security vulnerabilities
assessment. As a venture consultant, he has been providing
hands on operation of business development for start up companies
in Japan which USVC invested in.
been proactively involved with introduction of channel partners,
technology transfer, market assessment, business feasibility
analysis, operation partner evaluation, closing partnership
contracts. The area of technological coverage included were
encryption, network security, network video solution, network
appliance, WAN optimization solution, and IPPBX. His work
experience covers: Manpower Japan for biz dev, Dataquest Japan
for IT consultant, Apple Japan for MI and biz dev manager,
IDC Japan and Redsiren Japan for president, and also IT and
from Aoyama Gakuin Univ. for BS of Industrial Engineering
and Management, University of Missouri for BA of Business
Administration and MBA.
Phase II Consulting General Partner
IT consultant, USVC Japan Entry Consultant
Redsiren Japan President
Independent IT consultant
IDC Japan President
Apple Computer Japan MI and biz dev. Manager
Dataquest Japan Sr. Industry Analyst
Manpower Japan New Business Development Manager
for technical evaluation and testing for any high technology
products governed by Phase II
over 25 years of extensive technological experience in information
and networking fields, and has brought leading edge of technology
over Japanese market, implemented and integrated technology
into Japanese market. He had successful deployment of the
1st smart and efficient systems in market at several companies.
to joining Phase II Consulting, he had a privately managed
IT consulting firm, and technical representative of advanced
RFID solutions at ODIN Technologies. He also worked for Avid
technology as Technical Director and CTO positions, FORE Systems,
Cabletron Systems, PepsiCo, Sun Microsystems and AIG in Japan.
a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration Engineering
and a Master of Science degree from Keio University.
Partner and CTO, Phase II Consulting Ltd.
CEO, Smartnetworks (Privately Managed IT Consulting
Technical Director and CTO, Avid Japan K.K.
1997 Senior Systems Engineer, FORE Systems Japan Inc
Technical Support Manager, Cabletron Systems K.K.
1992 Technical Service Manager, PepsiCo, Inc., Japan
1988 MIS Supervisor and R&D Manager, Sun Microsystems K.K.
MIS Engineer, AIU Insurance Co. Ltd. (AIG) Japan
his career in Semiconductor and ICT industry in terms of hardware
and software market for more than 30 years. He has started
his career with Mitsubishi Precision Co., Ltd as a computer
circuit design engineer, where he has engaged in flight simulator
projects and satellite module project. The Mitsubishi spirit
he has learned there became a basic of his business attitude
from since then.
Mitsubishi Precision Co., Ltd, he experienced executive positions
such as management, marketing and sales in US based company's
Japanese subsidiary such as Texas Instruments, Intel, Daisy
Systems, Data Quest, RadiSys Corppration and QLogic Corporation
as well as Japanese company such as Software Design Corporation,
GDL corporation, Servants International Corporation and U-VIX
contribution to the industry was he joined Korean software
company, SysOne Co., Ltd in Seoul. He is very professional
on not only Semiconductor and ICT industry but also he knows
starting the business from the scratch.
a bachelor degree of Electrical Engineering from Hosei University,
Partner , Phase II Consulting Ltd.
Representative, Japan Office, SysOne Co., Ltd
2010 International Manager, U-VIX Corporation
Country Manager, Japan, QLogic Corporation
2004 Sales Director, Servants International Corporation
2001 CEO & President, Mirai Corporation
Country Manager, Japan, RadiSys Corporation
1991 CEO & President, GDL Corporation
Director, Strategic and Planning, Software Design Corporation
1987 Marketing Manager, Dataquest Japan Co., Ltd
Sales Director, Daisy Systems Japan Ltd.
Regional Sales Manager, Intel Japan Co., Ltd.
System Engineer, Texas Instruments Asia Ltd.
Electronic Design Engineer, Mitsubishi Precision Co.,
Sr.Partner/ USA Representative
has been involved with international business management for
over 30 years. He spent 20 years with Citibank/Citicorp in
various management positions in Asia, Europe and the U.S.
David was Citicorp's CEO in Sweden, Ireland and Singapore;
reestablished their World Corporation Banking Group in 10
Asian countries (based in Hong Kong), headed their National
Banking Division in the U.S., created their Structured Finance
Division (Syndicated Loans, Junk Bonds, Buy-outs, Takeovers,
etc.) and created their Global Investment business.
the level of Executive Vice President in 1995, David left
Citicorp to become an artist and engage in early-stage Internet
investing. He co-founded Inter.net in 2000 with presence in
15 countries on 4 continents. He has been CEO of Inter.net
Global since its creation.
David also was
an early investor and served for some years on the board of
Odin Technologies, one of the leading players in the rapidly
emerging RFID market.
from Colorado College and has a graduate degree from the M.I.T.
Sloan School of Management.
Sr.Partner/USA Representative, Phase II Consulting
Business Partner, Phase II Consulting
2008 CEO ReadSun Holding
Co-founder/CEO Inter.net Global
Executive Vice President, Citicorp
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