About

Yvonne Burton is president and principal consultant of Burton Consulting International, a New York/tri-state area based consulting firm delivering a range of services including Technology Consulting, Business Communications and Cross-Cultural Training to Japanese firms operating internationally and to companies operating in the Japanese market.

Yvonne gained first-hand experience of Japanese language and culture while living in Japan. First, while attending Kansai Gaikokugo Daigaku University (Kansai Gaidai) in Osaka, Japan as an exchange student, and then working in education, as a cross-cultural trainer and business consultant in the fields of Import/Export, Finance, Retail and Manufacturing. Yvonne assisted Japanese clients in doing business more effectively internationally as well as writing collateral materials and initiated procedures to increase overseas customers and sales.

Upon returning to New York City, she began working in Technology in the areas of marketing and business development for a web development firm, online marketing and advertising for the largest online job site where she designed and implemented sponsorship campaigns for financial, recruiting, and automotive clients. She continued in Technology as a business/solutions analyst, first for a leading technology consulting firm specializing in customized software solutions for the pharmaceutical industry and most recently for a market-leading patent research and analytics platform. She also provides business English communications training, coaching, and mentoring for Japanese business professionals across multiple industries.

As a bridge between two cultures, she uses her cross-cultural background as the foundation in delivering her services to clients, and to effectively facilitate and work on international projects across industries for the Japan-US market.

Yvonne holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business and Economics from State University of New York, College at Brockport and an Asian Studies Certificate from the Asian Studies Program at Kansai Gaikokugo Daigaku University in Osaka, Japan. She has completed Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training and is currently studying to sit the exam for certification. She speaks intermediate level Japanese and continues to develop her language skills.

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