Mike Standing



Mike Fiorella has lived and worked in Japan for more than 30 years. His career began in Tokyo in 1988 at advertising firm Ted Bates Japan, where he was responsible for several leading brands, including M&M's and Snickers. He later founded Spark Productions to provide strategic planning, product localization consulting and advertising production services to international companies operating in Japan. He has worked on projects large and small for well over 100 iconic international labels and now specializes in assisting brands with Japan market entry. 

Notably, as official marketing advisor to the CEO of COACH Japan, Mike was deeply involved in the brand's strategic repositioning, including efforts to develop Japan-centric products and communications programs that contributed significantly to COACH's explosive growth in the Japanese market. He has also provided advisory services to CEOs and top leaders at Microsoft, Bruno Magli, Tory Burch and a number of private equity firms and hedge funds. He has been quoted by journalists at many leading news sources, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Business Week and NPR.

Mike graduated from Cornell University in 1986. He achieved his Japanese language fluency through graduate studies in Cornell's FALCON program and the Inter-University Center in Yokohama, Japan (formerly known as the "Stanford Center".)

Following a two-year sabbatical, Mike is now available for consulting and other engagements. Click here to contact him by email.

In addition to Spark Productions, Mike also operates www.SparkGalleries.com, a group of online shops specializing in modern art, Japanese antiques and decor and rare collectibles.



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