Board Director &
CEO of Blue Planet-works, Inc. (Parent Company)
Mr. Nakata is the former Board Director, CFO and Head of Corporate Strategy of Yoshimoto Kogyo, Ltd, Japan’s largest talent agency and most prolific producer of television content. In his position at Yoshimoto, Mr. Nakata engineered a $560 Million take-private of the 100 year old company in November of 2009.
He also played a leading role in establishing new businesses for Yoshimoto Kogyo using new media and platforms, including Fandango, Inc., casTY, and Bellrock Media. In regards to Bellrock Media, Inc., he served as founder and CEO.
Prior to Yoshimoto Kogyo, he was with The Long Term Credit Bank of Japan, in charge of M&A operations for the entertainment industry.
Most recently, Mr. Nakata has served as the Chairman of the Board of KeepTree, Inc. since 2011. In his role as Chairman of KeepTree he has guided the company to success in both operations and financing, including leading Series A financing rounds from major companies, including Dentsu, Inc. and Faith, Inc., among others.
Mr. Nakata is a CPA and holds an MBA from Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management.