Management Team

Management Team

Yoichiro (Pina) Hirano

Infoteria America : Board member

Infoteria Corporation : Group CEO

Pina demonstrated an inclination to be a little different from the very beginning. Even though he was accepted in a well known university, he chose to drop out of college because he saw huge opportunity for making an impact by developing innovative software products. American company Lotus saw potential in Pina where he found home to do what he really wanted to do. This is where Pina started collaborating with Yoshiyuki which ultimately led to the successful IPO of Infoteria on Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Yoshiyuki Kitahara

Infoteria America : Board member

Infoteria Corporation : Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

Yoshiyuki is known for coming up with innovative ideas which are expressed through software. After working for several American and Japanese companies, he teamed up with Pina to start Infoteria Corporation to transform sleepy Enterprise Application Integration market in Japan into a case study of a Japanese company using innovation to become the dominant player. He is also the force behind the product Handbook, which is now being released in American market.
Yoshiyuki was in charge of mission critical system in Japanese Digital Equipment Corp. (now HP Japan). He worked at Canon for NeXT Operating System Japanese Localization Project in Canon Inc. This is where he presented the project to Steve Jobs and was famously beaten up by Steve Jobs. This taught him a long lasting lesson of keeping software ever simpler to use. He also led some of the Business application development in Lotus Development from 1991 till 1998 years. In 1998, he established Infoteria Corporation along with Pina. He graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University.