San Francisco, USA
After working at Bain and Company, Hitoshi moved to Apple in 1992 as Director of Marketing and Communications in Japan. In 2000, he founded and received investments for Generic Media in Silicon Valley which successfully exited. His next venture was First Compass Group that connected Silicon Valley startups with partners in Japan. He became Chairman of Evernote Japan in 2010, arranging large investments and partnerships with Docomo and Nikkei. He was the first leader of SVJEN, a network for Silicon Valley Japanese entrepreneurs. He served as an advisor for business programs sponsored by the Japanese government. Hitoshi graduated from Tokyo University and received his MBA from IMD in Switzerland.