"We all still continue to follow the principles that guided us in our early days – helping our clients succeed, treating people fairly and with respect, and adhering to the highest ethical standards."
Naoyuki Baba, President of GrapeCity, Inc., is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations for all of GrapeCity's operations worldwide. In addition, he directs various special projects, such as the opening of new GrapeCity offices.
Naoyuki has a long history with GrapeCity and its sister company, the MeySen Academy, a private school in Sendai, Japan. In 1990, he began work as an accountant at the Academy, using GrapeCity's LeySer school management software to manage the Academy's books. In 1992, he was transferred into sales for GrapeCity, where he used his knowledge of school operations and accounting requirements to sell LeySer software to other schools.
In 1996, Naoyuki moved to the accounting department, where he became a senior accountant for GrapeCity. When the company's CFO retired in 1997, Naoyuki was named CFO, and he was promoted to Vice President in 2000.
In 2006, Naoyuki was appointed President of GrapeCity Japan and Group President of GrapeCity, Inc., taking over the day-to-day management of the company from Daniel Fanger, the company's chairman.
Naoyuki holds an education degree from Tamagawa University. He lives in Sendai, where he enjoys playing baseball, volleyball, basketball, and soccer in his spare time. He also enjoys music and playing the piano.
"When I first joined GrapeCity, we had just 20 employees," says Naoyuki. "We didn't worry about formal job titles back then – everyone just pitched in and did what needed to be done. Today, we're a true global company, encompassing multiple cultures. But we all still continue to follow the principles that guided us in our early days – helping our clients succeed, treating people fairly and with respect, and adhering to the highest ethical standards. I'm proud to work for a company that has such high moral standards – and I feel blessed that we have so many hard-working and loyal employees."