Murayama was born in Fukuoka in Kyushu, Japan. He graduated from Kagoshima University with a Bachelors degree in computer engineering. Murayama started his career at a European trading company.
He quickly moved on to Intel Japan, working as a marketing service manager. Murayama has filled many roles at Intel in marketing and sales activity. He has worked at Intel as a Marketing Manager for Embedded Processor/Flash Memory product, Regional Sales Manager for the Western Region of Japan, and executive team lead of Intel Japan organization for about 18 years.
After Intel, he spent most of his career working in Silicon Valley at several high tech start-up companies.