Founder and CEO of Valueinnova LLC, an Agile Project Management mentoring, coaching, consulting and training company based in Silicon Valley, and with of Offices in 4 countries. With 25 years of solid experience, he is the creator of Lean Value Innovation; a Senior consultant for the Agile Project Management practice of the Cutter Consortium in Boston Massachusetts; and teacher of Value Innovation at the University of California at Berkeley extension. Masa has provided lean-agile services to customers from Fortune100 to Startups in 12 countries in diverse industries such as Financial, Software development, IT, Airline, Telecommunications, Health, Online services, and Education. An active member of the Lean and Agile communities has given key notes and presentations at numerous conferences worldwide. He has diverse credentials on Lean, Agile, Kanban, Scum, and Innovation Games.
Masa is currently writing a book on Lean Value Innovation and co-authoring a book on Agile PMBOK
Previously, Masa was founding group member of the Lean Kanban University and one of its first accredited Kanban coaches/trainers (His company, Valueinnova LLC, was a founding Charter Member of LKU). He was an associate of David J. Anderson, the creator of the Kanban Method. Masa was founding team member at four successful startups in Silicon Valley and at three of them created High Caliber Quality Assurance organizations that pioneered techniques, some of them still at the cutting edge these days. He did R&D at Apple Inc. in Cupertino California, USA, and at Justsystems Corp in Tokushima, Japan.
Masa lives in Silicon Valley, California, USA and travels continually around the world to work with customers, provide training, and give keynotes and presentations.