Vice President, Business Development & Strategy - Animation & Acquisitions, VIZ Media
May 2016 - Present | San Francisco, CA
Brought in to drive innovation and transformation through business development and strategy at leading manga, anime, and global entertainment company VIZ Media.
CEO & Founder, Henshin
August 2014 - Present | Burbank, CA
Founded film and TV development studio Henshin originally as an entertainment consultancy and investment firm, now focused exclusively on creating worlds with the heart of anime and tokusatsu at their cores.
North American CEO & Global CSO, Viewster
June 2015 - May 2016 | Los Angeles, CA
Joined streaming company Viewster full time to lead global expansion efforts by driving and implementing monetization innovation.
Corporate Advisor, Viewster
April 2014 - May 2015 | Tokyo, Japan
Worked with the C-suite to help transform streaming platform Viewster and grow it into a global company with anime and other content genres.
Vice President, Business Development, Network Strategy Office, BANDAI NAMCO Games
February 2011 - March 2014 | Tokyo, Japan
Joined Japanese video game giant BANDAI NAMCO Games (now BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment) in the Office of the President and assigned to Network Vision Project to be a change agent for the company (and parent company, BANDAI NAMCO Holdings) on digital strategy.
Vice President, Licensing, Crunchyroll
March 2008 - January 2011 | Tokyo, Japan
Brought in as OTT anime streaming platform Crunchyroll's first business development-related hire to help transform the company into a world class anime destination.
Licensing Specialist, Capcom
September 2005 - November 2007 | Los Angeles, CA
Revamped Japanese video game publisher Capcom’s licensing program from the ground up, overseeing all creative approvals liaising with the Osaka headquarters as well as all deal making on online, music, and publishing licensing partnerships.
Santa Clara University
B.A., Chemistry, Class of 2003
Producers Guild of America
New Media Council