Our mission

HULFT’s mission is to help organizations find, secure, transform, and move the information that matters. A division of Saison Information Systems, we combine 25 years of customer success in data logistics, the precision and flexibility of Japanese engineering, with the speed and adaptability of a startup.

Our commitment to customers

Our belief is that data should work for you, our customers. We align the best strategic and technical resources to solve the most complex data logistics problems, and accelerate data infrastructure not just today but well into the future. That’s why more than 10,000 customers in 43 countries continue to trust us to provide the backbone of their enterprise data architecture.

The HULFT Executive Team

Takashi Watanuki

Takashi Watanuki

CEO, HULFT

Takashi Watanuki

CEO, HULFT

A global business operations leader, Takashi spent the last three decades with Mitsui & Co. Ltd., one of largest trading conglomerates in Japan, that specializes in the investments of metals and minerals, energy, chemical, food, machinery, media, healthcare, and IT..

Takashi has focused his career on helping organizations build new markets, compete globally, and deliver customer success. During his tenure at Mitsui, Takashi led a series of successful mergers and acquisitions, built a portfolio of investment startups within U.S. and Israel, and established new call centers and data centers within APAC.

As CEO, Takashi works closely with the Japan, U.S. and EMEA teams to ensure that HULFT is well positioned for continued growth across key markets.

Masa Maruyama

Masa Maruyama

President and COO

Masa Maruyama

President and COO

Operationally focused, Masa oversees HULFT, Inc.’s global corporate development, strategic and technical alliances, and associated go-to-market programs. With a strong emphasis on business development, Masa is passionate about creating solutions that solve customer pain points. Prior to joining HULFT, Masa led business development and incubation for global cybersecurity leader Trend Micro. He began his career running sales teams for global telecommunications giant Softbank (formerly Cable and Wireless IDC).

Masa earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Keio University prior to earning his Master of Business Administration from the Kenichi Ohmae Graduate School of Business.

 

Adam Erickson

Adam Erickson

Vice President of Sales

Adam Erickson

Vice President of Sales

As vice president of sales, Adam is responsible for developing the overall strategic sales plan that promotes growth and customer satisfaction. Adam has been building successful commercialization and go-to-market strategies for nearly 30 years for companies such as NextgenID, Bit Stew Systems (acquired by GE Digital), and Device Authority. He brings in-depth industry experience in manufacturing, supply chain logistics, government, and utilities.

Rin Nagaike

Rin Nagaike

Chief Technology Officer

Rin Nagaike

Chief Technology Officer

Rin has nearly 20 of experience creating complex products from inception to successful market delivery. Holding several patents, Rin’s focus has been on designing systems that support the future of messaging, network and security, IoT, and mobile communications. As CTO, Rin oversees the architecture and design of HULFT’s security, communication and monitoring models. Prior to joining HULFT, Rin held senior management roles at Nokia and KDDI Corporation. During his tenure at KDDI, he spearheaded and led the development team toward a successful launch of the Firefox OS smartphone to the Japanese market.

Rin earned a Master of Science in Aeronautics from the Imperial College of London prior to earning his second Master of Science in Computational Fluid Dynamics Osaka University Graduate School of Engineering Science.

Keith Sheridan

Keith Sheridan

Chief Solutions Architect

Keith Sheridan

Chief Solutions Architect

Keith has spent over 25 years in software development and operations. His experience spans both large enterprises and small companies, and he has led engineering teams at Eastman Kodak and Johnson & Johnson Clinical Products. Before HULFT, he was CTO of NextgenID, a provider of identity assurance solutions.

As Chief Solutions Architect at HULFT, Keith works closely with HULFT customers in both the pre-sales and post-sales phases to develop and deliver solutions that meet customer needs.

Keith has a degree in computer engineering, and throughout his career, he has served as the development manager for multiple teams implementing and supporting production systems. In these roles, he drove efforts to bring process improvements to the teams, mentored junior developers, and was a senior technical lead on many projects.

Global Offices

U.S. Headquarters

1820 Gateway Drive, Suite 120
San Mateo, CA
info@hulftinc.com
(855) 815-1518

Shanghai

3B/D, No.1068 Tianshan West Road
+86-21-6239-9201
Mk@hulftchina.com

Singapore

7 Temasek Boulevard, #32-51, Suntec Tower 1, Singapore 038987
+65-6678-6566
SalesSupport_ASEAN@hulft.com

Detroit

412 S. Washington Ave., Suite 100
Royal Oak, Michigan 48067

Tokyo

Saison Information Systems Co., Ltd.
HULFT Business Unit
19F Akasaka Intercity AIR
+81-3-6370-2000
info@hulftinc.com

London

Saison Information Systems Co., Ltd.
6th Floor, First Central 200
2 Lakeside Drive
info_emea@hulft.com

Global Partners

Americas

Sunrise Logistics Solutions (America), Ltd.
21061 S. Western Ave. Suite 300, Torrance, CA 90501, USA
Tel. +1-310-787-3460
hulft@sunrise-lsa.com

India

Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic Pvt. Ltd.
E-44/2, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase-2, New Delhi 110 020, India
Tel. +91-11-4925-0700 / +91-11-49250723

United Kingdom

Newton Information Technology Ltd.
1 Olympic Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0NP
Tel. +44-20-8782-1920
www.newtonit.com
sales@newtonit.com

Influential Software Services Ltd.
28th floor, 30 St Mary Axe (aka The Gherkin),
London EC3A 8BF
Tel. +44-845-643-0592
www.influentialsoftware.com
contact@influentialsoftware.com

South Korea

LG Hitachi Ltd.
121-721 LG Mapo Building 8F, 275 Kongduk-Dong,
Mapo-Gu, Seoul, South Korea
Tel. +82-70-8290-4500
lgh-hulft@lghitachi.co.kr

TETRA Communications Inc.
Taekwang Building 4F, 789-7, Yeoksam-Dong,
KangNam-ku, Seoul, South Korea
Tel. +82-2-3287-4570

Global Technology and Strategic Partners

 

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