Krux Opens First Company Office In Tokyo

Krux, the global technology leader in cloud-based data management, appoints Masahiro Kano as Japan Country Manager

SAN FRANCISCO, NEW YORK and TOKYO, Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Krux (, 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.