Close the Gap of Expectation
Many overseas technology companies are struggling with Japanese companies' slow decision, excessive discretion, linguistic gaps, and understanding of the “honest and esteem” culture, giving priority to other Asian regions over Japan.
Ambitious Works is in a unique position operated by experts who are familiar with the gaps in IT business operations and business cultures existing in Japan and overseas.
We take the first step together to close the gap and lead overseas technology companies to succeed in Japan.
Enterprise SaaS and Software, Hardware, in particular
Cyber Security | CSIRT/SOC | Threat Intelligence | Network | Cloud | Unified Communication
Startups to Early stage
Team Management | Channel/High-Touch Sales | Business Development | Lead Gen/Demand Gen Marketing | Sales Engineering | Technical Support
Your Principal Consultant
For more than a decade, Shinmen has led Japan country sales and operations at cyber security firms, most recently focusing on startups to land and set up the foundation in Japan.
Before assuming sales leadership roles, he spent more than ten years held product marketing and sales engineering positions in the global leading edge technology firms.
Company and Roles
At AmbitiousWorks (2013-)
Bitglass/CASB: Country Manager
LifeSize/Video Comm: Country Manager
Damballa&CoreSecurity/AI Threat Intel: Country Manager
VenusTech/UTM: Business Dev
AlgoSec /Network Sec Policy Mgt: Business Dev
BlueCat/IPAM: Business Dev
SMX/Email Security: Country Manager
Prior to AmbitiousWorks
Fortinet/UTM: Country Manager, APJ S&S Director
Nokia/Mobility & Network Security: Country Manager
TopLayer Networks/Network Sec: Sales Engineer
Lucent Technology&Avaya/Network Infrastructure: Product Manager
Allied Telesis/Network Infrastructure: Sales Engineer
NEC/IT Firm: Sales Engineer
Globis University: MBA
Hokkaido Tech: BE
Waseda University: Sports Business MBA Essential (Non-degree)