Tomi Brooks is an expert in online advertising and mobile media. He recently launched BRAINPUNCH LLC, a consulting and marketing research company that specializes in helping companies to expand business internationally. He also works for the Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE)-Stanford Project on Japanese Entrepreneurship (STAJE) at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Prior to founding BRAINPUNCH, Tomi led business development at Cirius Technologies, a venture-backed Japanese mobile technology start-up specializing in location-based mobile advertising. He laid the foundation for the company's entry into the U.S. market. After Cirius Technologies was acquired by Yahoo Japan, he returned to Tokyo and facilitated collaboration in advertising strategy development between Yahoo Inc. and Yahoo Japan. He has also worked at NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest mobile carrier.
Tomi attended the American School in Japan and earned his B.A. in Economics and Business Administration from the International Christian University (Tokyo, Japan). He was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, and is fluent in Japanese and English.