Yext, Inc. (NYSE: YEXT), the Search Experience Cloud company, today announced Norihiro Shimogaki as President and COO of Yext Japan, effective February 1, 2020. Shimogaki brings more than three decades of experience at the world's leading technology companies to Yext, where he will lead the company's strategy in Japan in partnership with President and CEO of Yext Japan, Eiji Uda.
Howard Lerman, Founder & CEO of Yext, said, "下垣氏をYextに迎えられたことを大変嬉しく思います。多くの日本企業が Search Experience Cloud によって、あらゆるデジタルサービス上で正確な情報を顧客に届けられるようになるため、Yextの成長にはアマゾンウェブ サービス ジャパン株式会社、日本オラクル株式会社、日本アイ・ビー・エム株式会社のような世界のハイテク企業での豊富な経験を有する下垣氏のリーダーシップがYextの成長には不可欠です。"
"Norihiro Shimogaki is one of the most accomplished and respected technology leaders in Japan, and has had a tremendous impact at some of the world's most iconic companies," said Eiji Uda, Chairman and CEO of Yext Japan. "I am pleased to welcome him to the leadership of Yext Japan and look forward to working with him to accelerate our strong momentum."
"Around the world, Yext is leading brands into the future of search with the power of brand-verified answers," said Norihiro Shimogaki. "I'm so honored to join Yext and build on the already overwhelming demand for Yext's technology in Japan."
Shimogaki joins Yext from Amazon Web Services, where he spent the last two years as Director of Enterprise Sales, accelerating client business transformation with cloud technology. Prior to his role at Amazon, he served as Senior Operating Officer and Group Vice President for six years at Oracle and as Director of Information Management and Business Analytics for 24 years at IBM.