Tom has more than 20 years of experience within IT industry. He built his career with Hitachi Solutions, Ltd. where he started as an Engineer, built his career in Sales and most recently in Business Development.
Prior to joining TransLink, he was Head of New Business Development Center and lead business creation and ecosystem development activities in areas of Construction Tech and Smart Building.
Tom has also worked in Silicon Valley for almost 5 years where, as Director of Business Development and Alliances, he concluded partnership deals with 20+ startups, in areas of HR Tech, AI, IoT, Cyber Security, and supported startups scale business in Japan by working with Business Units within Hitachi Solutions, Ltd.
He also launched 2 online collaboration products as an intrapreneur and has experience in ideation, team building and understands the challenges of achieving product market fit.
With his deep understanding of both startup culture and corporate culture, he aims to share his experience to support investment and portfolio companies interact with local customers and partners. He is currently based in Japan.
Tom earned a B.A. in Economics from Keio University. He enjoys playing soccer with his son, going to hot springs with his family and finding new favorite restaurants, as a foodie.