The Big Interview: Kurt Takahashi

The chief executive of the business security firm is eager to build an entire US-based business based around the successful platform developed by his team in Carlow

Kurt Takahashi, chief executive of Netwatch: ‘Innovation and automation are still important, but at the end of the day you need a real person intervening.’ Picture: Finbarr O’Rourke

In brief

Name and role: Kurt Takahashi, chief executive of Netwatch

Lives: Fullerton, California

Age: 51

Family: wife Stacey and three children aged 21, 18 and 16

My perfect weekend: “My career is the one selfish thing I have. So when I’m not working, it’s all about my family and supporting my kids in their lives.”

Early bird or night owl: “I’m definitely an early riser. I don’t sleep well. When I’m in California, every ...