Director of Business Development
Aki Ohashi is PARC's Director of Business Development responsible for developing and managing client relationships in the Japanese market. He is involved in all aspects of setting up projects with our Japanese partners: from the initial introductory meeting and defining of project deliverables and resources, to contracting and IP term definition. Aki works with all of PARC’s corporate clients in Japan including Fujitsu, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., and NEC Corporation, as well as our Japanese university partners and governmental organizations.
Prior to joining PARC, Aki was a Partner with the Venture Capital Investment Division of ngi group, inc. (formerly Netage, Inc.) in Japan, where he led investments in, and served on the boards of, Internet-related startups in both the U.S. and Japan. Before ngi group, he served as the COO of Tilefile, KK, a Netage-funded Internet startup in Japan. At Tilefile, Aki worked on structuring the intellectual property agreements with a sister company in Australia, as well as helping fundraise, manage software development, and execute business and market entry strategies. Aki has also has served in management and IT consulting roles at L.E.K. Consulting and Cognizant Technology Solutions, respectively, where he led client engagements for major corporations in both the U.S. and Japan. He began his career in technology at Mediaplex, Inc. (acquired by ValueClick, Inc.), an Internet advertising technology company in Silicon Valley.
Aki earned his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. While Aki was born and raised in the United States, he has spent 4 years living and working in Japan and communicates with clients in both English and Japanese.
米国生まれ米国育ち。米国にて、インターネット広告技術の会社 Mediaplex, Inc.(2001年10月ValueClick, Inc.より買収) やＩＴコンサルティング会社 Cognizant Technology Solutions, Inc.など、情報技術に関する業界で５年以上の実務に従事。
2005年来日し、L.E.K. Consultingの日本支社で、経営戦略コンサルタント。2006年動画共有SNS運営会社、(株) タイルファイルにて取締役。2007年株式会社ngi groupにて投資事業本部パートナー。2009年米PARCにてビジネスデベロップメント日本担当。
テキサス大学建築学部及び建築工学部卒。カーネギーメロン大学院経営学修士課程 (MBA) 卒。
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