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International Businessman | Marketing Samurai | Pro-Actor | Sister Cities Advocate | Street Dancer | Quirky Miracle
Bakersfield, California Area | Marketing and Advertising
Summary

International Businessman, Marketing Samurai, Pro-Actor, Sister Cities Advocate, Japanese Pop & Traditional Culture Aficionado, Street Dancer, Quirky Miracle

With the world becoming a more interconnected place thanks ever advancing technology, globalization has taken hold and has increased the need for global citizens and managers. I’m an individual with a passion for international culture, business, and education. I want to spread culture and education through best practices in business, using what I’ve learned from marketing to help others with similar passions.

I’ve been involved with Sister Cities at a local, regional, and national level to spread international culture to others, to encourage a global perspective. I host my own Japanese study group every Monday to encourage language study in the community. I also take part in a chapter of Kiwanis, a service organization for helping kids.

I maintain several company websites, implementing Search Engine Optimization and manage social media. I can help with market analysis and lead generation strategy to increase lead generation effort.

Skill Set:

• Lead Generation Programs (Lead Gen) to build the Sales Funnel
• Traditional Marketing Techniques
• Social Media Strategist
• Email Marketing Platforms & Landing Pages
• Media Marketing Strategy
• Focus on Conversion Rate
• Sales Collateral Development
• Event Planning – Tradeshows, Conferences, Lunch & Learns
• Content Development
• IT, Game, and Entertainment Industry Knowledge
• Intercultural Relations

Experience
Founder and President (2013 – Present)
Let’s Study Japanese

I founded “Let’s Study Japanese” because I was looking for a resource to study Japanese, to find a place and group to study with in my area. No such thing existed. I figured many others were in the same situation as myself, so I decided to create “Let’s Study Japanese” to help myself and others. I want this to be a place where we can easily share and distribute the materials for studying Japanese freely and for free. I also want people to know if there are places where they can study near them, so they can make the choice whether to study there or create their own group.

Marketing Director (2012 – Present)
Global CTI Group

In charge of all different aspects of marketing within the company. I develop the marketing plans for each quarter that includes a wide mix of marketing activities, such as lead generation, events, website, PR/social media, collateral, and database management.

Lead Generation – Development and administration of Global CTI’s internal lead generation engine that feeds the sales funnel and helps increase sales opportunities. From Email, Direct Mail, Landing Pages, Segmented and Targeted Lists, and more, I put together these various components into campaigns to drive traffic to Webinars, Events, and Downloads. The campaigns are designed with the goal to nurture contacts through the buying cycle, which begins at Awareness, and then proceeds through Consideration, Preference, and once the sale is complete, Loyalty.

Website Management – I make sure the wordpress-based site is up-to-date through management of its plugins and widgets, writing and posting of blog posts, adding events to the calendar, and encouraging turnover through SEO.

Event Logistics – Have managed the logistics for numerous events and managed the attendance drive efforts. From IT panel lunch & learns, to social events at baseball games, horse races, and museums, as well as setting up and manning booths at conferences such as CETPA, CISOA, and MISAC.

PR/Social Media – Social media is updated two to three times a week. Encourage community involvement among staff. I handle internal and external communication efforts, such as our leads and referrals program, our quarterly newsletters, press releases, and important updates for customers. Many of these items are focused on branding efforts and encouraging a positive company culture.

Collateral – I also manage the creation of collateral. Collateral educates about who we are and our clients in both print and video. Have created white papers, ebooks, and product and client data sheets, postcards, event videos, and graphics.

Performer (2009 – Present)
Street Performer

I’ve danced in the streets or for events in various cities ranging from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Bakersfield in California, as well as Tokyo, Kyoto, Wakayama, and Okinawa in Japan. Dancing ranged from memorized routines, freestyle, and weapon dancing.

Often includes interesting and unique outfits worn during performances.

Actor (2001 – 2008)
Professional Actor

Was a Professional Actor for a number of years in the greater Los Angeles area.
Experience includes National Commercials, Feature Films, and Television.

Member of SAG-AFTRA.
Member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Volunteer Experiences
Member of the Board of Directors
Bakersfield Sister City Project Corporation

Member of the Board of Directors
Southern California Sister Cities

Member, Youth Committee, Membership Committee, Young Professionals Taskforce
Sister Cities International

Private Tutor
English Tutoring

Skills & Expertise

Tutoring, Japanese culture, Acting, Public Speaking, Japanese, Editing, Event Planning, Project Management, Social Media Marketing, Leadership, MC, Intercultural Communication, Weapon Dancing, Dance Freestyle, Video Games, Computers, Mac OS X, Windows, Microsoft Office, Academic Writing, Creative Writing, English grammar, Teaching, Student Affairs, ESL, Teaching English as a Second Language, Marketing, WordPress, Sales, SEO, Social Media, Newsletters, Lead Generation, Online Marketing, Email Marketing, CRM, Marketing Communications, Marketing Strategy, Branding & Identity, Market Research, Management, Strategy, Strategic Planning, Social Networking, Research, Nonprofits

Languages
  • English
  • Japanese
Education
Anaheim University (2014 – 2016)
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), International Business

Pursuing MBA in International Business while working full time.

Anaheim University is a pioneering online institution of higher learning founded in 1996 with its administrative offices located in Anaheim, California. The University, through its state-of-the-art online face-to-face learning environment, provides opportunities for students around the globe to interact with the most renowned experts in their fields allowing them to both further their knowledge and advance their professional skills in a user-friendly and interactive environment.

California State University-Bakersfield (2008 – 2012)
Bachelor’s Degree, Business/Managerial Economics, Marketing
Activities and societies: Beta Gamma Sigma, Alpha Chi, President of Japan And Beyond (Club), President of International Student Club, Founding Member of Campus Gamers (Club), Street Performer

Graduated top of my class with highest honors in Marketing and Business Economics. During my time at Cal State Bakersfield, I applied for and was accepted into the California State University International Programs for Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, which is an extremely competitive program. I was also inducted into the Alpha Chi Honor Society, and Beta Gamma Sigma, an International Business Honor Society.

I was very involved on campus as well. I was president of two clubs, the Japanese Club and the International Club, and was a founding member of a Gamer Club which focused on community service. I led, planned, and ran multiple events on campus, several with 300 to 500 attendees.

Waseda University (2010 – 2011)
SILS SP3, Study Abroad Program
Activities and societies: PADDY English Conversation Club, WIC (Waseda International Club), Niji no Kai, Waseda University, Street Performer

Study Abroad, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan (2010 – 2011 School Year)
Extensive study in both Japanese language and business. Was immersed in the culture living with a host family.

Awarded JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization) Scholarship

First student from Cal State University, Bakersfield to get into the California State University International Programs (CSUIP) for the Japan program.

Taft College (2005 – 2008)
Associate’s degree, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Activities and societies: Phi Theta Kappa, Highest Achievement Award for Transfer Curricula, Valedictorian, Graduation Speech

During my time at Taft, I was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. I graduated top of my class and was Valedictorian, I gave the graduation speech. I was also awarded the Highest Achievement Award for Transfer Curricula.