CORPORATE STRATEGIST & INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE Driving force behind the creation and implementation of corporate strategies to identify market opportunities within Asia Pacific, and ensuring the successful execution of global strategies into the region. Alliance Development – Strategic Market Positioning – Global Alignment Principal player in the identification of emerging market opportunities, initiating innovative concepts and leading commercial negotiations to establish alliances and secure new revenue opportunities. Driving the origination, development and implementation of multi-million dollar investments, alliance and sales channel contracts with leading telecommunications carriers, systems integrators and IT solution providers in Japan and throughout the Asia Pacific region. Decisive team leader with the ability to think laterally and exercise independent judgment to provide hands-on leadership to global teams from Asia Pacific, US and Europe to develop and execute specific strategic initiatives and business development. ◆ Corporate Strategy ◆ Business Development ◆ Emerging Markets ◆ Alliance & Partnership ◆ Contract Negotiation ◆ Global Infrastructure ◆ Market Positioning ◆ International Business ◆ Planning & Implementation

Work History

Work History
Mar 2009 - Present

Board Member representing Verizon Business at Cybertrust Japan

Cybertrust Japan Co., Ltd
Board Member representing Verizon Business A leading provider in Japan of security related services, risk management; SSLserver certificates, PKI based solutions and Information security risk management.
Jan 2007 - Present

Asia Pacific Strategy Director

Verizon Business
- Design, Negotiation and Implementation of Strategic Alliance level Partnerships within Asia Pacific. - Corporate Strategy development and implementation or a per country basis, and Business Development leadership for Asia Pacific. - Regional strategic investment/acquisition opportunity identification, development, commercial negotiation, execution and management. - Further increasing Verizon Business’s share of Major Multi-National Corporations Telecom Spend, and overall customer satisfaction ratings within the Asia Pacific Region. - Asia Pacific liaison point for Global Strategic Initiatives.
May 2006 - Dec 2006

Head of Product Marketing Asia

Verizon Business
Note: MCI was acquired by Verizon in January 2006. - Spearheaded the creation and strategic positioning of an Asia wide product marketing team to support global standardization initiatives by sub-region, and provide local sales support for major MNC opportunities. - Delivered 18 new solution enhancements in China, Japan, India and Singapore within three months. - Implemented highly successful team and staff performance management tools including KRA’s, weekly team reviews, and monthly sub regional sales management feedback sessions for overall company improvements including maintaining projects timelines and completing projects under budget.
Mar 2002 - May 2006

Head of Marketing

MCI Japan (MCI was acquired by Verizon in January 2006)
Note: MCI was acquired by Verizon in January 2006. - Implemented marketing and product strategies that enabled EBITDA improvement and strategically positioned the business for future development within a more clearly defined international market. - Provided leadership during Ch. 11 proceedings, and played a leading role in Verizon/MCI merger
Nov 2000 - Mar 2002

Product Development Manager

MCI Japan (MCI was acquired by Verizon in January 2006)
Note: MCI was acquired by Verizon in January 2006. - Managed cross-functional team to launch local products including Managed Hosting Solutions (Digex), Data Center Services, Internet access solutions, local network interconnections, and Voice services. - Established best practice product development methodology for Japan.
Aug 1999 - Nov 2000

Product Development Manager, EMEA

MCIWorldcom (MCIWorldcom became MCI, and was subsequently acquired by Verizon in January 2006)
Note: MCI was acquired by Verizon in January 2006. - Secured budget and led cross-functional teams in roll out of ATM/FRASI products across Europe; recognized with an EMEA Commendation for this effort. - Restructured the troubled implementation of product launch for the entire Austria business; succeeded in launching all services on time and under budget.
Mar 1999 - Aug 1999

Product Marketing Manager

Chase Research UK
- Identifying new business opportunities, performing market analysis, creating new marketing strategies and managing their success. - Preparation of Chase Research’s largest ever-successful bid.
Nov 1995 - Dec 1998

Product Manager - New Zealand and Australia

Advantage Group Limited
An NZSE listed leading supplier of e-commerce and transaction processing solutions in New Zealand and Australia (renamed Provenco Group Limited in 2003 – - Achievements included: Repositioned WAN product for Telecommunication transaction switches that led to a 200%+ over-achievement of Product Sales target.
Dec 1994 - Nov 1995

Systems Engineer

Insight Data
Data Network design and implementation
May 1990 - Dec 1994

Team Leader – Information Systems/Security

NZISS - New Zealand Government Department
Internal Information Systems management and security.


2006 - 2010


University of London