SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 28, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SmartRent, Inc. (NYSE: SMRT) (the “Company” or “SmartRent”), a leading provider of smart home and smart building automation for property owners, managers, developers, homebuilders and residents, today announced the appointment of Hiroshi Okamoto as chief financial officer (CFO). Joining the Company on May 9, 2022, he will be based at SmartRent’s headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz.
“Hiroshi will play an important role in SmartRent’s operational excellence,” said Lucas Haldeman, CEO of SmartRent. “He brings an impressive track record of leadership in strategy, finance and accounting across early-stage growth companies and established innovators. We look forward to his perspective as we continue to expand our footprint and elevate our brand in the real estate enterprise technology space. I’m thrilled to welcome him to SmartRent’s executive team.”
Okamoto joins SmartRent from Kinkisharyo International, LLC, the U.S. subsidiary of The Kinki Sharyo Co., LTD, a global leader in urban transit, where he served as CFO since 2017. Previously he served as managing director of Touchstone Capital Group, overseeing cross-border investment banking services focused on Japanese real estate. He has a broad and rich portfolio of experience with finance and accounting, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and business development. He has also been an entrepreneur, investor and advisor, having founded and sold two startups to publicly traded companies. Okamoto holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from UCLA and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.