James Takazawa is an advisor at TJT HR Advisory Services. Prior to that, he was the vice president of human resources at Ayasdi.
Before joining Ayasdi, Takazawa was employed at Guavus, where he led the company through hyper-growth, international expansion, and numerous acquisition integrations. Previously, he served as the vice president of people operations at if(we). He has also held executive responsibilities for HR business partnership, practices, and leadership in Hewlett-Packard’s finance organization, where he spearheaded a transformation that led to the recognition as a best-in-class finance organization. Before that, he was employed at Deloitte Consulting, where he worked closely with executives on maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of HR service delivery models and operations.
Takazawa holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Occidental College and master’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California.