Exec Balances Careers with Vineyard, Uber

Jason Mikami and Mitzi Onizuka at the San Francisco Wine Competition.

By ELLEN ENDO, Rafu Shimpo

Jason Mikami is a modern-day Renaissance man who is proving that it’s possible work for a major corporation while also tending to his family’s 123-year-old enterprise.

Mikami, 48, is somewhat of an enigma. He currently serves as head of efficiency, site reliability engineering, for global transportation giant Uber, and holds degrees in computer science, electrical engineering, and Asian languages from UC Berkeley and an MBA from the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.