Tanaka has been an active participant in the automotive aftermarket for more than 20 years, as an enthusiast and a marketing specialist. He has pioneered the use of social media in helping brands form direct connections with their customers online. Currently with Cie Studios a creator of compelling social and mobile apps.
Tanaka was also Chair of SEMA’s Emerging Trends and Technology council, through which he helps educate others with programs like the council’s Business Technology Conference.
Before joining Cie Studios, Tanaka was responsible for Business Development for PostRelease (now Nativo) the leading native advertising platform. He also spent the great part of a decade as marketing manager for Turbonetics, Inc., a manufacturer of forced induction parts for the automotive gasoline and diesel high performance, aerospace, industrial (mining, oil/gas, construction) and military sectors.
- Cie StudiosPresident, 2013 - present
- PostReleaseVice President of Business Development, 2011 - 2013
- Turbonetics Inc.Marketing Manager
- Kelly Aerospace