Kenichi is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University in California where in 1983 he earned a business degree with a minor in computer programming. After graduating, he returned to Japan and began working for a computer science company in Osaka. In 1985, he was sent to Seattle as a General Manager to open an operation to license and export PC software to Japan. When the Japanese company decided to pull out from their US operations, he started Pacific Software Publishing, Inc. to continue what he started in the US - exporting software to Japan. The rest is history.
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Velvet Withers is a graduate from Oregon State University with a BS in Accounting and Finance. After graduation she worked in public accounting as a CPA for Moss Adams for approximately 12 years in Oregon and Washington. She then worked as a contract CFO for a wide array of companies in the Seattle metropolitan area. She started with Pacific Software Publishing, Inc. as an outsourced CFO in 1999. In 2011, she became an employee of PSPINC as the CFO.
Mariko Adams has over 12 years of experience with Pacific Software Publishing, Inc. (PSPINC). Mariko has held positions of increasing responsibility within the Sales organization at PSPINC. Her most recent assignment was General Manager of PSPINC where Mariko has worked hard to expand business, grow existing accounts, and help ensure that PSPINC exceeds its customer’s expectations. Prior to joining Pacific Software Publishing, Inc. Mariko held various roles of increasing responsibility in logistics in both the US and Japan.
Yoshiyuki Aoyagi has been with Pacific Software Publishing, Inc. for over 9 years. He is the chief technologist within the company and works closely on all technological and scientific issues. Yoshiyuki is also responsible for overseeing the technical aspects within the company. He works directly with Executive management in order to grow the company through the use of technical resources.
Graduating from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology with honors in 2005, Ryan worked in many avenues of digital media design before ultimately specializing in the area of web design and development. After graduating Ryan spent the next 3+ years designing and developing websites for the automotive industry. In 2009 he relocated to Washington state where he began working for Pacific Software Publishing, Inc. as a Web Designer. Eventually he served in the role of Web Design & Development Manager before being promoted to Chief Design Officer.
"We bought our building for the dogs," admits Ken. And when you walk into our Bellevue office, you will likely be greeted by a few of them. We take our work very seriously, but we also know the value of doing it in a comfortable environment.
We pride ourselves on hard work, mutual respect for one another and making time for a little fun. We are also proud to be one of the largest and fastest-growing minority-owned businesses in the region, having earned the title of U.W. William D. Bradford Minority Business of the Year in 2014.