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Michi Jinno
Chief Executive Officer

Serving as Gotcha Media's CEO, Michi has profound experience in leading strategy and marketing programs in multinational environments in Asia, Europe and the Americas - particularly in Japan, United States and United Kingdom.

He brings more than 32 years of experience in international media and telecommunications and has a long record in the management of multinational corporations. Michi has broad expertise in marketing, strategic planning and broadcasting rights management.

In addition to his role at Gotcha Media, Michi is President of Tele Planning International, a sports marketing and advertising company headquartered in Tokyo. Tele Planning International was responsible for the introduction of major sporting events in Japan, including the Masters Golf Tournament.

Like many boys at his age, Michi likes grown-up toys that make loud noise or gadgets running on AA batteries.
Yoji Okada
Chief Operations Officer

With more than 30 years of experience in the ICT industry, Yoji serves as Gotcha Media's COO and is responsible for the entire operations of the company. 

Prior to joining Gotcha Media, Yoji served as Commercial Director and Head of Operations at British Telecom in Japan, overseeing all operations. He made a significant contribution in re-establishing the sales organisation of the company and re-building the firm relationship with various business partners, government, press and shareholders. 

He spent five years with Comverse, an American-Israeli company, where he served as Director of Sales and contributed to the company's rapid sales growth by providing various messaging solutions to major telecom operators in Japan, including NTT's emergency messaging board used to distribute nationwide disaster warnings.

Before Comverse, he had been with BT Japan as GM Sales for seven years working closely with many sales teams in overseas to implement a global business development strategy. Earlier in his career, he spent 14 years with Fujitsu in the banking system sales division.    
Bastian Gerhard
Chief Technology Officer

As the CTO, Bastian is both a technology evangelist and visionary who plays a key role in Gotcha Media's business strategy. He oversees all engineering, works closely with the business development team and looks after strategic partners in overseas.

He has close to 15 years of professional experience in the information technology industry in which he has held a variety of engineering and senior management positions with innovative ICT and R&D companies including Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, inventor of the MP3 file format and largest organization for applied research in Europe.

Prior to joining Gotcha Media, Bastian was Product Manager at Ashley Associates, one of Japan's largest ICT consultancy companies, where he was responsible for the development and launch of an enterprise content management platform. He also advised large European mobile carriers on Japanese mobile technologies and data services.

Bastian earned a B.A. (Honours) degree from Middlesex University, and an M.S. degree in Information Systems Management from the University of Liverpool.
Vadim Zendejas
Lead Engineer

Vadim Zendejas is a system engineer specialized in information security. He has been working for Japanese ICT companies as an analyst and systems architect in the field of IPTV and video content delivery.

Before joining Gotcha Media, Vadim worked as a system engineer in Mexico where he designed and developed enterprise-level software applications for domestic enterprises.

He studied at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and received an B.S. degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the Institute of Technology of Monterrey as well as a M.S. degree in Information Security from the University of Tokyo.

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Gotcha Media K.K.

Izumikan Kioicho 3F
4-3 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 102-0094, Japan

Phone:+81 3 3261 3204
Fax:+81 3 3261 3202