Masaaki Nakanishi – President and CEO
Masaaki Nakanishi is the President and Chief Executive Officer of TELEHOUSE America and KDDI America. In this role, he oversees all USA activities and strategies for domestic and global outreach. Masaaki Nakanishi joined TELEHOUSE America and KDDI America in October, 2011 from his position as Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Business for KDDI Corporation in Japan.
Masaaki Nakanishi joined KDDI Corporation in 1975 after graduating from Sophia University with a degree in Business Law. He has worked in senior Management positions since his appointment as Managing Director of KDDI Europe Ltd in 2000. Among many other roles, he has is also a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of DMX Technologies, another KDDI subsidiary and provider of digital media software and solutions throughout Asia.
Toshiro Ogino – Chief Operating Officer
Toshiro Ogino became COO of Telehouse America in January 2013. Prior to his current role Mr Ogino served as Managing Director/CEO/CFO in the KDDI and British Telecommunications Global Solutions Corporation in Tokyo, Japan. A joint venture between KDDI and British Telecommunications. In this capacity he played an integral role on the management board and exercised the company’s business objectives, operations policies, procedures and goals over the past 4 years. Mr. Ogino received his Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Graduate School, Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.
Satoshi Adachi – Vice President
Satoshi Adachi was appointed Vice President of Telehouse America in October 2011. His role includes Corporate Planning, Finance, Human Resources, Sales, Marketing, and Sales Planning & Support. Before joining the Company, Mr. Adachi was in charge of sales support for Global Network Services in the Global Business Department, at Telehouse parent company, KDDI Corp. At KDDI, he was responsible for sales enhancement of their global network services like lease line, IP-VPN and Ethernet. In addition, he also served as an assistant manager at KDDI Singapore.
His current commitment at Telehouse America is to provide the services which will fulfill our customers needs, satisfaction and piece of mind.
Mr. Adachi graduated from the University of Tokyo with a BA in Economics in 2000.
Akio Sugeno – Vice President – Internet Engineering, Operations and Business Development
Akio Sugeno has been with Telehouse America since 1989. He is also the founder of the New York International Internet Exchange (NYIIX)-Metro NY’s largest, most active Internet exchange-and the Los Angeles International Internet Exchange (LAIIX)–a key peering exchange for connecting US-based companies to the Pacific Rim.
In his current role, Mr. Sugeno is charged with five major responsibilities: network engineering, managing the Company’s exchange points, software/database engineering, operations and overall business development. Before joining Telehouse, he served as a software engineer at DNP Lab.
Mr. Sugeno is actively involved with various network engineering organizations, and frequently speaks at both the (RIPE) and North American Network Operators’ Group (NANOG) conferences. He earned a BS in telecommunications from Waseda University in Japan.
David Kinney – Director of Facility Planning and Operations
Dave Kinney, Director of Facility Engineering and Planning Dave directs all activities, staff, and budget for the facility department at Telehouse America. Overseeing a staff of 20, David develops and manages facility infrastructure specific to new construction, renovation, and acting as the central point of contact. David holds high standards for ethics and excellence, and has a background that spans over 15 years working in Senior positions for T-Mobile and Sprint.
Fred Cannone – Director of Sales and Marketing
Mr. Cannone is an information and telecommunications industry veteran with more than 25 years experience in executive management, technical sales and marketing for data center and hosting providers, international voice, IP and data carriers, as well as global trade intelligence.
Appointed the Director of Sales & Marketing for TELEHOUSE America in 2007, Mr. Cannone is responsible for developing and managing sales and marketing programs to address business needs for a wide variety of vertical markets including Internet and content delivery service providers, telecommunication carriers, financial and media companies and large enterprise clients. Mr. Cannone joined TELEHOUSE America in 2004 as a Sales Manager where he focused on managing new and existing client relationships for disaster recovery, colocation, managed services, peering and Internet services.
Prior to joining TELEHOUSE, Mr. Cannone served as Telecom Sales Consultant for MCI Telecommunications where he was responsible for analysis and sales of voice, data, and Internet communication needs of new corporate clients.
Mr. Cannone graduated from St. Francis College in New York with a Bachelor of Science degree.