SAN FRANCISCO, NEW YORK and TOKYO, Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Krux (www.krux.com), the global technology leader in cloud-based data management, has opened its first company office in Tokyo and has appointed veteran advertising executive Masahiro Kano as its first country manager in Japan.
Mr. Kano will help establish Krux's presence in Japan including building a local staff, leading the company's business development and contributing to growing its marketing efforts throughout the region.
Japan marks the third Krux location to open in the Asia-Pacific region this year. In June 2014, Krux opened a company office in Australia, led by established media executive and country manager Jo Gaines. The following month, Krux opened its first international R&D center in Sydney led by Seth Yates, vice president of technology. In April 2014, Krux announced the opening of its Singapore office and the appointment of Stu Spiteri as managing director, Asia-Pacific.
"Our new Tokyo office, led by Masahiro Kano, will help Japanese marketers to harness the power of big data to support their business growth," said Tom Chavez, co-founder and CEO, Krux. "Mr. Kano has tremendous experience in the digital marketing and enterprise sales industries. Under his leadership, we expect our Tokyo operation to grow rapidly."
Prior to joining Krux, Mr. Kano served as CEO of TubeMogul Japan where he established the growing opportunity for video advertising in Japan. Previously, he served as CEO of NetRatings, now Nielsen, for more than 11 years. In this role, Mr. Kano established the importance of online audience measurement throughout Japan.
Mr. Kano has also held senior positions for the Japanese branch of several American companies including serving as president of McAfee Japan, sales director of Novell Japan and general manager of WordPerfect Japan. Early in his career, Mr. Kano served for more than 13 years as the general manager of SOFTBANK's network service division.
Krux (www.krux.com) is a cloud-based data management company that helps businesses and people interact more productively through smarter, faster, safer flow of people data. With Krux, marketers and publishers (Kellogg's, Warner Brothers, Ticketmaster/Live Nation, Turner, Meredith, Axel Springer, News Corp, CCI/Dentsu, Washington Post, NBC) are improving revenue and engagement through the delivery of personalized brand experiences. With Krux, companies can unify data from multiple sources (web, mobile, CRM, registrations, subscriptions) and activate it across any channel in real-time. Today, Krux reaches two billion browsers and devices worldwide, serves over 20 billion page views and processes more than 1.5 billion CRM records per month. Since its founding in 2010, Krux has woven data governance into every part of its offering and operated a conflict-free business model, which is why companies trust Krux to protect their data and connect it safely with trusted partners. Krux is a venture-backed company (Accel Partners, IDG Ventures, Sapphire Ventures) headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, London, Sydney, Singapore and Tokyo.