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Shinohara will be based in Tokyo and his main responsibility will be to expand on current business development efforts in Japan.
Over the last few months, Dropmyemail has been seeking partnerships (reseller, white labeled solution provider or co-branded email backup solution provider) around the world. In Japan, discussion with notable firms has come to a critical point where it is necessary to dedicate manpower in Tokyo.
“Tokyo will be the launch pad for us to target large distribution networks with strategic relationships in Japan”, says John Fearon, CEO and Founder of Dropmyemail, after setting up Tokyo as the 3rd sales office after Mumbai and Dallas. “Yutaka understands Japanese corporate business culture and Internet security, he is a perfect fit for our business.”
The new addition to the team will bring considerable benefit to Dropmyemail’
“I saw Dropmyemail at DemoAsia ’12 where I was impressed by the simplicity and elegance of the solution for a huge problem. I saw the massive potential of backing up data such as emails, websites, databases and much more in Japan,” says Shinohara.
Shinohara’s interest in Dropmyemail is not purely business. Having worked in multinational corporations like TrendMicro and VeriSign, he also has a passion for entrepreneurship - creating two startups in the last two years. Prior to joining the team, Shinohara managed a social communication platform product startup, EverConnect, as a founder and CEO.
With this addition in Japan, Dropmyemail’
Dropmyemail hopes to add further sales offices in the near future to take on the email backup demands of the Greater China Area and Europe, Middle East and Africa.
“Dropmyemail has never been just a one-country startup,” says Fearon. “Our aim is to back up the Internet. We have a global vision to setup long term partnerships with major players which requires local representation.”
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