IKUO HAGINO
IKUO HAGINO
Ceo
Tokyo
Founder and CEO of Marketing Applications Inc. (MApps), Mr. Hagino is a graduate of Kyushu Institute of Design with a Masters in Human Engineering. MApps acquired dataSpring in 2015 in a stock swap. In November 2016, Ikuo became the CEO of dataSpring. With over 10 years of executive and industry experience in market research, Ikuo’s main areas of focus are product development, innovation, client relationship management, and implementation of dataSpring’ sales & marketing strategy.
Rie Nagai
Rie Nagai
SVP, Global Business Development
London
Joined RPA in 2009 after starting her career at VG. Rie helped establish the US Office and was quickly promoted from Senior Account Manager to VP of US Sales. In 2014, she was assigned as SVP of Global Business Development. Her primary role is to help dataSpring manage our Sales Team successfully. A graduate of Keio University.
John Crum
JOHN CRUM
SVP, TALENT & BRAND MANAGEMENT
Tokyo
Has 25 years of worldwide success building successful brands and designing people-centered HR systems. John worked in Japan for 5 years and speaks conversational Japanese. He has managed HR projects for some of Japan’s largest companies such as Toyota and Uniqlo. John's driving purpose is to build a people-centered work culture that is aligned with dataSpring's external brand.
Jeff Gerken
John Crum
REGIONAL VP, NORTH AMERICA
Los Angeles
Joined RPA in 2013. Jeff has over 10 years of sales and MR experience; most recently serving as a Director at Federated Sample. Prior to that, he worked with Symphony, SSI, and insight express. At dataSpring, Jeff brings a keen desire to build lasting client relationships. He studied in Japan and speaks conversational Japanese.
Saehee Kim
SAEHEE KIM
GENERAL MANAGER, KOREA
Seoul
Joined RPA in 2010. Saehee has 10+ years of experience in both Japan and Korea IT industries, planning and managing online promotion campaigns. Some notable projects include Samsung Card (Korea), Nissan (Japan), and Chrysler (Japan). Saehee is also responsible for managing dataSpring Korea sales and panel development.
Xiaoyi Chai
XIAOYI "CHARLES" CHAI
GENERAL MANAGER, CHINA
Shanghai
A graduate of Tsinghua University, Xiaoyi worked as an engineer for 8 years before joining VG China in 2014 as Project Manager, later as Product Manager. He helped develop a system to support the company's products. At dataSpring, Xiaoyi is the General Manager in the China office. His goal is to build a great Team that will build great products.
Jin Chiba
JIN CHIBA
VP, FINANCE / GM, PHILIPPINES
Manila
An accounting expert, Jin has 20 years of experience in the field of Corporate and Financial Planning, Restructuring, and Business Development. He has helped a number of companies in the US and Japan succeed, including Plenty USA, Cynasia Solutions, and Chaya Macrobiotics. He also established his own culinary consulting company in 2013. Jin's mission in dataSpring is to streamline its finance and further develop its Operations Team in Manila.