Bryan has more than 20 years of experience living and working in Japan, where his international business and teaching experience has helped several Japanese companies including CyberAgent America, gumi, and KLab to balance their expansion goals in the U.S. and Europe with the concerns of the local markets. Clients consistently report how valuable they find Bryan’s insights and expertise in understanding Japanese culture, business practices, communication nuance, and relationship-building both inside and outside of work.
Bryan, who is fluent in Japanese, is often sought out for his candor and direct approach to solving problems. He understands how to get to the heart of an issue, and to work with all stakeholders to develop an actionable plan with clear milestones and objectives. His main areas of focus are management and leadership styles, sales and marketing, and business operations. He often partners with international companies looking to enter the U.S. market, notably from Japan and Germany. He helps companies create and preserve company culture, as well as adapt to the local work environment.
In addition to his work with Japan Intercultural Consulting, Bryan works extensively with early stage startups in the San Francisco Bay Area, helping them bring products to market and start generating revenue. He has a proven track record of getting startups from launch to above $5 million in annual recurring revenue. Bryan also excels at helping clients reduce churn and improve customer retention, in both B2B and B2C environments. By sitting with clients and learning about their issues, he builds consensus across teams with different goals and in different geographies to push for meaningful improvements to products and services.
Bryan has a dual B.A. in International Relations and Japanese Language and Culture from University of the Pacific and attended Kwansei Gakuin University in Hyogo, Japan for a Japanese language immersion program. Bryan serves as the Executive Chair for the Japan Society of Northern California’s Young Professionals Group. He is also a certified coach.