Wako Takayama

Wako (rhymes with “taco”) leads the User Experience Research (UXR) team at Clover. She started her career in advertising and product management for consumer packaged goods and consumer technology in Asia (Japan and China region) and the U.S., and has continued to focus on helping build products and services that people love for consumer electronics, financial services, energy efficiency, and alternative healthcare. Her mantra at Clover is to “Channel the Merchant.”  Wako has degrees in Anthropology from Harvard University (BA) and Stanford University (MA).



Girl Geek X Clover Lighting Talks & Panel

More than 200 girl geeks gathered at Clover HQ in Sunnyvale, CA to hear about topics such as Semi-Integrations, design thinking, and fostering customer empathy. Speakers included Rachel Antion (Software Engineer), Kejun Xu (Product Design Manager), Wako Takayama (User Research Lead), Mary Uslander (SVP, Product Management), Bao Chau Nguyen (Director of Engineering), Meghana Randad (Senior Engineer), Rachel Ramsay (Developer Advocate), Ellen Linardi (Global Head of Products), Jennifer Oswald (Head of People), John Beatty (CEO).