obsessed with product and marketing

  • Founded a Japanese resume app and grew it to #1 in space. Acquired by Indeed’s Japan product team.
  • Worked at the world’s top companies: Indeed, Google, Groupon, and UBS.
  • 15 years in Japan resulting in fluent Japanese (JLPT N1) and permanent residency.
  • Passionate about DeFi and crypto.
  • Helping SMBs and startups with marketing lessons via GrowthLesson.com.

More about me

places

  • LinkedIn is where we can “connect.”
  • 500px is where I post my best photos.
  • Growth Lesson is where share marketing and product guides.

watching

reading

listening

drinking

building

  • a charity donation app in react native and firebase

photos

I love photography and while I won’t claim to be amazing these are some of my favorites.

View of Mt. Fuji from the Chiba beach on New Year's Eve. My family and I sat on the beach to send off the year 2020.
View of Mt. Fuji from the Chiba beach on New Year’s Eve. My family and I sat on the beach to send off the year 2020.
At one of the oldest ryokans in Japan with my wife.
At one of the oldest ryokans in Japan with my wife.
New Years Day "hatsumode" at the local shrine.
New Years Day “hatsumode” at the local shrine.
80megapixel shot of a full moon at 600mm.
A rapidly changing Shibuya under construction in 2019.
A rapidly changing Shibuya under construction in 2019.
Shot of fresh green tea at a bamboo forest shrine in Kamakura.
I call this one "digital douchebag." Inspired by influencers and digital nomads alike, I grabbed a coconut, my laptop and hopped into the hammock outside my villa. In 2017 I decided to hike to the top of the active volcano Mt Yassur in Vanuatu with a few friends. I was between jobs and had a few offers I was mulling over. A big choice of leaving Japan for a startup in Berlin or stay in Japan to work at a big tech company with a fair amount of freedom.
I call this one “digital douchebag.” Inspired by influencers and digital nomads alike, I grabbed a coconut, my laptop and hopped into the hammock outside my villa. In 2017 I decided to hike to the top of the active volcano Mt Yassur in Vanuatu with a few friends. I was between jobs and had a few offers I was mulling over. A big choice of leaving Japan for a startup in Berlin or stay in Japan to work at a big tech company with a fair amount of freedom.