Area of Expertise:
Joseph is conversant in all aspects of domestic and international business development, new product development (NPD), foreign trade negotiation, import & export, U.S. Customs brokerage & clearance, environmental lab testing compliance, omnichannel sales & distribution, business feasibility strategic planning, executive coaching, cultural intelligence (CQ), USPTO filing and renewal and tradeshow management. Joseph is a native Japanese speaker with a deep understanding of Far East Asian cultural customs and idiosyncrasies. Additionally, he has worked in several overseas markets including Japan, China, Singapore, Korea, Italy, London, and Denmark.
Joseph holds thirty years of diverse business development experience with small, mid and major Asian, U.S. and EU companies. As Senior Vice President of Global Business Development for a Tokyo-based multinational corporation, Joseph led his team and traveled the world in search of the next ‘biggest and best’ consumer products/services for the Japanese consumer marketplace. Additionally, Joseph established a business consulting firm in Portland, Oregon assisting small to midsize Japanese, U.S. and EU companies seeking to gain a foothold in each of their respective markets. Joseph also founded a brand called MysticMaid®, the first microfiber cleaning products to be imported into the U.S. Market and creating a distribution and sales network of 13 national sales rep. agencies servicing over 1,600 U.S. specialty retail stores in every state within the United States. Joseph has appeared on the QVC TV shopping network twice and has been a guest speaker at Portland State University MBA program on entrepreneurship.
How I Add Value to your Business:
- Omni-Channel Sales & Distribution
- Government Contracts (GSA)
- Import & Export / U.S. Customs Compliance / Freight Facilitation
- International Sales & Distribution
- Environmental Testing & Compliance
- Business Feasibility / Strategic Planning
- Executive Coaching
- Cultural Intelligence (CQ)
Words of Wisdom:
Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
– Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching