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Monday, June 13, 2011

First addition to the team: Yutaka, Chief Everything Officer

From: Des Plaines, IL
I'm the guy with the educational vision and the tech know-how.

But I kind of hate dealing with a lot of the nitty-gritty business details. But this project will get nowhere without someone solid working the biz side.

Enter Yutaka.

He is a UC Berkeley graduate and has an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and over 15 years of experience with a strong focus on software--everything from modeling client data/organizations to sales to business development. He's already doing an amazing job investigating and planning and projecting everything that needs to be done to keep us on target.

Oh yeah, and he's my brother-in-law.

Yutaka posing with my sister and their daughter. Photo by Kenny Nakai.

I love the title I've given Yutaka: Chief Everything Officer. But he tells me that in reality I would be the CEO (the traditional Chief Executive Officer role) and he would be more like the COO.  In these early stages we're playing things a bit loosely but obviously everything will be formalized and solidified in the coming weeks.

Watch this space for blog posts from Yutaka!