James Takazawa

Chief People Officer

He holds an MBA from the USC. James Takazawa leads the Human Resources function and is responsible for Druva’s commitment to recruit, retain and develop the most talented employees. He brings to Druva more than 20 years of expertise driving strategic organizational growth and transformation at a global level while managing complex international operations and HR with an array of industry-shaping companies. Prior, he was the VP of HR at Ayasdi, where he led the company through a transformational value-creation period of tripling headcount and a rare recognition of Fortune’s Most Innovative Companies two years in a row. Before Ayasdi, he served as the VP of HR at Guavus (acquired by Thales) and Tagged (acquired by MeetMe) where he led those companies through international hyper-growth, IPO readiness, M&A execution, and best company recognitions resulting in their subsequent acquisitions.