Michael Takamoto, Marketing Chief
...Michael Takamoto leads the Marketing effort for Open IT Works and is also a co-founder.Takamoto
has over 20 years of experience with a wide range of software companies and various sales and marketing positions.Prior to Open IT Works, he served as Senior Director of Marketing for Open Country, where his leadership and promotional campaigns helped win the LinuxWorld "Best Systems Management Solution, 2006."While employed at Oracle, he was the product manager for the Oracle Application Server, where he brought to market an early implementation of Enterprise Java Beans.He was also Product Line Manager for the Sun Microsystems Business Unit within Oracle.
The fledgling Sun platform grew to number one in sales revenue and Oracle's
primary development platform.He also held positions at numerous start-ups including Frame Technology, Manage.com, NtechRA, Highland Digital, and EduEngines.Takamoto was recently elected and currently serves on the Governance Council of the San Carlos Charter Learning Center, the first Charter School in California.He holds a BA from Santa Clara University and is currently attending the Silicon Valley Executive Business Program from University of California, Santa Cruz.