Appirio Names GM For Japan Office

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Appirio moved its corporate headquarters to Indianapolis last year. Appirio moved its corporate headquarters to Indianapolis last year.
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One of the state's high-profile technology companies has named a general manager for its Japan office. Indianapolis-based Appirio has named Takashi Watanabe GM and vice president of Appirio Japan.

Watanabe comes to Appirio after most recently serving as director of sales for Kenshoo Japan. The company says Watanabe will be responsible for managing new business opportunities and expanding strategic partnerships in Japan. 

Appirio has also named Ellen Humphrey senior vice president of human resources. Humphrey will work in the company's U.S. office and joins the company after serving as VP of global talent and HR operations at ExactTarget. 

"There's no doubt these industry heavy-hitters are a huge asset to our team," said Chris Barbin, CEO of Appirio. "We have aggressive goals for 2016 and beyond, and both Ellen and Watanabe will be key players in exceeding our own expectations."

The cloud services company opened its first Indianapolis office in 2012 and moved its corporate headquarters to Indy last year. Appirio is partnered with major worldwide brands including Coca-Cola, eBay, Facebook and Sony Playstation.

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