Toyota Tsusho America
Mr. Bastien is a senior manager in Toyota Tsusho America’s corporate strategy group where he leads technology business development and early stage investment efforts. Toyota Tsusho is the trading company for the Toyota Group, with close ties to Toyota Motor, Toyota Technical Center, and other Toyota Group companies. Toyota Tsusho itself is a very diverse company with interests ranging from transportation to chemicals to food. Part of Mr. Bastien’s role is to develop deals such as capital investments and strategic partnerships. Sectors of particular interest include advanced materials and energy. Prior to Toyota, Mr. Bastien was an associate at Patriot Venture Partners -a start-up early-stage venture capital firm. Prior to Patriot, he held management and engineering roles at Parametric Technology (PTC) and sales positions for a niche electronics manufacturer. Mr. Bastien earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University.