I have been an avid user and fan of Beatport for almost 10 years. In fact, I even assisted and advised on options surrounding the closure of Beatport’s branch office in Japan (Beatport was my client).
Outside of my full time job, I developed 3 brands during my three years in Tokyo- all related to music, nightlife, merchandising, and marketing. While I love Tokyo dearly, I believe an opportunity with Beatport will help me align with what I care most about in this world: music.
Brands I’ve built related to the music industry and nightlife:
Tokyo Night Owl (www.tokyonightowl.com)
My experience ranges from setting up multinational corporations in Tokyo to being one of the founding members of a Japanese start up (EarPeace). I have seen the full spectrum of business development, marketing, and market expansion during my days in Japan. I am now looking to extend my experience to the USA and beyond. And while the days were spent with assisting companies expand, my nights were spent with self-study of digital marketing, music production, web development, editorial writing, and branding.
Beatport is a company that hits the crossroads of everything I care about: market entry/expansion, music, branding, and marketing.
Software Skills: WordPress and PHP development, Google Adwords, Marketo, SugarCRM, Sharepoint, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, GIMP, Open Office, Microsoft Office/Outlook, Audacity, Fruity Loops, and Logic Pro X
- digital marketing
- engagement management
- event management
- market entry
- seo copywriting
- sound design
Georgia State University
- 2007-2009 Economics, Bachelor of Science (BS)
Japan Lead Sales Representative
I am one of a team of 3 individuals (2 Japanese and myself) and my role is the Japan Sales Representative of EarPeace International. I arrange meetings for branding partnerships with clients such as Red Bull, Fuji Rock Festival, and block.fm.
While in the context of a company, much of my work is freelance is the sense that I utilize my own network of graphic designers and translators to deliver quality pitches to those in the music industry.
Direct point of contact for multinational corporations entering and expanding in the Japanese market. My work specialized in entity set up, advisory on back office outsourcing, and ensuring compliance with legal and tax issues specific to Japan.
Diverse array of clients including: App Annie, Bain Capital, Beatport, Gogo, Shutterstock, and Winton Capital (to name but a few)
Event organizer of the monthly company event (100 + people).
Systems used: Sharepoint, SugarCRM, Marketo, Microsoft Excel