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Yoshihisa Aono Representative Director & President

Yoshihisa Aono

Representative Director & President

I started studying programming when I was fourteen. Although I went on to major in information systems at university, I faced some setbacks in turning my studies into a career and ended up working for a major company instead. Since founding Cybozu, I’ve been focusing on product marketing, as well as creating a flat organization in which people can be themselves. My dream is to get more involved in the operational aspects of cloud computing.

Hideki Fudatsuji Executive Officer System Consulting Division

Hideki Fudatsuji

Executive Officer
System Consulting Division

I’m a geek. Obviously I love Japanese anime, but I also enjoy tinkering with gadgets and electronic devices. At Cybozu I started by setting up the sales engineering team, then moved on to become a product manager, and eventually joined the development team. Now I’m in charge of sales engineering and engineering marketing. I strongly believe in the importance of challenging oneself and adapting to change.

Tadamasa Hayashi Executive Officer Corporate Affairs Division

Tadamasa Hayashi

Executive Officer
Corporate Affairs Division

I joined Cybozu in 2013, after working at a bank, a recruitment agency, and as a university professor. Thanks to my personal experience with various work cultures and industries, I became in charge of a wide range of planning tasks at Cybozu, from budget management to the launch of new businesses. I’m always excited to see the scope and pace at which the business environment around me is changing. Also, every summer, one of the activities I look forward to the most is getting together with colleagues and organizing a parfait-eating event at a fruit parlor near our headquarters.

Tamotsu Hayashida Executive Officer Business Marketing Division

Tamotsu Hayashida

Executive Officer
Business Marketing Division

I have management experience from several departments, including sales, back office, and marketing. I’ve noticed first hand that when the organization changes, so does its culture. Wherever I go, my goal has always been to create an environment in which individuals can perform to the best of their abilities. And here in the Business Marketing Division, where members always have bright new ideas, I never get bored! (^-^;

Ryuta Nakamura Executive Officer Seedling Nurture Lab

Ryuta Nakamura

Executive Officer
Seedling Nurture Lab

Since I was a child, I never liked having to compete with others on the same playing field. I was always better at running off and working to create my own playing field. At Cybozu, I run the "Seedling Nurture Lab," where teams get together to find and nurture small seedlings of social change, in the hope of bringing forth a better future. A future in which, I hope, we will all have a little more space to be our true selves.

Yumika Nakane Executive Officer Human Resources Division

Yumika Nakane

Executive Officer
Human Resources Division

After graduating from law school, I joined a large energy company. From there I found my way to Cybozu, where I established the legal department. Now, in order to achieve our corporate mission of building a society brimming with teamwork, I’ve been striving to build a platform for people and organizations. I find motivation in my daily life from my interest in sports, as well as finding things in common with diverse people, and seeing them lead a life rich in personal development and teamwork.

Kazutoshi Kiyota Executive Officer Partner Sales

Kazutoshi Kiyota

Executive Officer
Partner Sales

I was born in Asago City, Hyogo prefecture, where the ruins of Takeda Castle sit. Between 2002 and 2011, I worked as a systems engineer, after which I began a daily grind as a sales representative, striving to create business with our partners. What I love the most in my work is seeing our customers, partners, and Cybozu members all come together and take part in highly engaging and fertile conversations on Kintone.

Keito Kuriyama Executive Officer Sales Division and Business Strategy Office

Keito Kuriyama

Executive Officer
Sales Division and Business Strategy Office

I grew up with a soccer ball at my feet, in a picturesque town in the southern part of Osaka. In 2003, after working at a securities company, I joined Cybozu. I’ve mainly worked in the field of sales, including public sales, and as sales manager for the Osaka area. Now, I’m the head of the Sales Division and the Business Strategy Office. These days, I’ve been working day and night to raise Kintone to the status of a globally recognized brand.

Shinnosuke Saito Executive Officer Information Technology Division

Shinnosuke Saito

Executive Officer
Information Technology Division

I joined Cybozu in 2011, after working for several companies as an IP network engineer and consultant. I have been engaged in operating our cloud infrastructure since the release of cybozu.com. In my current position, I work to ensure the stable operation of all our IT systems, external and internal.

Teppei Sato Executive Officer Development Division

Teppei Sato

Executive Officer
Development Division

I studied mathematical optimization at the Dept. of Industrial Engineering and Management of the Tokyo Institute of Technology before joining Cybozu in 2007. I’m immersed in the development of Kintone and Garoon, as well as in the exploration of new technologies. I also regularly contribute to open-source software development and the developer community. I noticed that to produce the greatest possible software, you need the greatest possible team, so in 2016 I became head of the Development Division. My life has been following a daily pattern of trial and error ever since. Oh, and I love beer and curry.

Noriko Sekine Executive Officer Customer Service Division

Noriko Sekine

Executive Officer
Customer Service Division

I’m originally from Yokohama, and I started my career in software development and product planning before joining Cybozu back in 2001. At first I worked in product planning and marketing, before my current position in the Customer Service Division. I can’t help but love watching customers use our service and turn into Cybozu fans! My motto is to approach difficult communication with fun and delicatesse.

Ikki Tamada Executive Officer Area Sales

Ikki Tamada

Executive Officer
Area Sales

I was born in Tatsuno city, Hyogo prefecture, home of the famous Japanese children’s song “Red Dragonfly.” After returning to Osaka from Cybozu’s head office in Tokyo, I got to experience the growth of what was originally a meagre base. While taking my time to appreciate the scenery that is my hometown where I spent my childhood, I want to extend Cybozu’s services nationwide in the hopes of making Japan an even better place for everyone.

Osamu Yamada General Manager Organization Strategy Office

Osamu Yamada

General Manager
Organization Strategy Office

I’m the former VP of Cybozu, turned general manager of the Organization Strategy Office. I’m originally from Osaka, and joined Cybozu after working at a bank. I helped establish our finance, human resources, and legal departments, as well as develop our HR framework of “100 people, 100 workstyles.” After serving as the president of Kintone Corp., our US affiliate, I am now in charge of company-wide organizational strategy. I’ve spearheaded several organizational reforms, and published books on light-handed management and new ways of working in a company.

ymmt Chief Architect

ymmt

Chief Architect

I began at Cybozu by helping to create Garoon, a groupware solution aimed at making large organizations more productive and efficient. Then, I spearheaded the development of cybozu.com and the establishment of our Information Technology Division. As an architect, I’m very particular when it comes to crafting nice things, and since an organization is also a thing that needs crafting, I’ve been making a foray into management. To remain active and up-to-date as an engineer, I still make a daily effort to unlearn my preconceptions and stay mentally fresh.

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