Yuji's expertise is in providing a one stop service plan for designing, manufacturing, and maintaining internal backbone systems. He joined Abeam Consulting after acquiring his B.A. from Tokyo University Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Toyohiko Imura has a unique background as he was a copy writer for recruitment companies and schools before joining KOTORA in 2009. At KOTORA, he is specializing in searching for candidates who specialize in risk management functions including compliance and internal auditing. Prior to his career as a copy writer, Toyohiko worked at Mitsui Life Insurance as an institutional business developer, loan originator, and credit risk analyst.Toyohiko has a BA in Law from Keio University.
After graduating from the Faculty of Economics at Shiga University, Mr.Ueda joined The Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank, Ltd. (current Mizuho Bank, Ltd.).
He worked as a Relationship Manager, and then engaged in the Investment banking business such as corporate turnaround and M&A. He also took managerial role at the branch office and credit supervised department.
Before joining Kotora, he was engaged in corporate financing, tie-up sales (mortgage, card loan) and management work at Sony Bank Inc..
With the experience of recruiting around 1,000 candidates at all levels during his career as a recruitment consultant, Hiroaki Ishigooka joined KOTORA as a senior consultant in 2008, espousing the vision of the company which prioritizes the candidate's long term career development. Before joining KOTORA, he was a consultant at a large scale recruitment firm where he established a recruiting team specializing in financial service professionals. Prior to that, he was a consultant at a foreign affiliate search firm. He also worked at Industrial Bank of Chiba for 7 years before switching his career to a professional recruitment consultant.Hiroaki has a BA in IT from Teikyo-Heisei University.
Kentaro recently was engaged in the business management of the overseas cooperation within Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co., Ltd. Prior to this, he was involved in investigation, execution, value up and exit of investments at Marunouchi Capital Co., Ltd (Buyout Fund) and Solution Design Co., Ltd (Revitalization Fund). Kentaro also has experience in underwriting and Fixed Income Sales at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd. After graduating his university, he joined The Sanwa Bank, Limited (currently The Bank of Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.) where he dealt with financing for small and medium-sized enterprises at a branch. Kentaro has a B.A. from Tokyo University of Science from the department of science.
After acquiring his B.A. in Commerce from Chuo University, Tsutomu Ishii joined Abeam Consulting. He engaged in the consulting business of large scale BPR, reforming of organization and personnel-system, and RPA in the strategy department.Tsutomu accumulated management experience in 2 more companies, and after that he joined Kotora.
When he was a student of Aoyama Gakuin University, Mr. Nara studied abroad in the United States of America and Southeast Asia.After graduating from the University, he started his career in an American consulting firm and was engaged in wide range of duties, such as implementing Enterprise system, improving business operations, driving the internal recruitment project and so on.
After graduating from Sinshu University Faculty of Engineering, Tatsuya Miyazaki started his career at a construction company as a construction managing engineer. At Mie prefectural office, he worked for the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and NEDO. He was engaged in planning and management of industrial policy and took responsibility for new business development and rationalization of regulations and systems related to energy policies.Prior to joining us, he worked for Deloitte Tohmatsu Group as a consultant in the field of regional revitalization and education.
Miwa Sato spent over 13 years in corporate finance at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank in London,where she engaged in loan business as a relationship manager.Prior to this, she worked at Daiwa SMBC Securities Europe as a translator of analysis reports.In Japan, she also has 10 years of experience in financial journalism and publishing.Miwa has a BA in Home Economics from Ochanomizu University.
After graduating from the Toyo University Graduate School of Business Administration, Course of Marketing, Mr. Ko Joined a major IT company and worked in sales and consulant positions.Before joining Kotora, he was engaged in a wide range of business operations,such as product proposal, business improvement, system implementation, infrastructure construction, etc.
After graduating from Waseda University School of Education, Mr. Yoshioka was engaged in mobile phone sales and internet advertising sales at HIKARI TSUSHIN, INC., and he achieved the top sales in the company at that time.
After that, he experienced several representative partners of joint ventures, and was engaged in the development of sales agent for the personnel evaluation system at ASHITA-TEAM Co., Ltd.
Befor joining Kotora, he was an owner of a small business.
Masaru Kashisako is an expert in recruiting for Investment Banks, Venture Capitals, and Buy-out-funds. Prior to joining KOTORA, he had been a financial analyst at QRB for 12 years. Before QRB, Masaru worked for The Sumitomo Trust and Banking as a financial analyst and a retail sales person at one of its branches. Prior to that, he had worked at Yamaichi Securities.Masaru has a BA in Law from Waseda University.
After finishing the master's course in Kanazawa University, Mechanical Science and Engineering department of Graduate School of Natural Science & Technology, Mr. Nakagawa started working for a major telecommunications equipment & IT system manufacturing company.Prior to joining Kotora, he was engaged in financial system development for overseas market as a SE.
After graduating from Keio University, School of Economics, Mr. Ogino joined a start-up Internet advertising agency.After that, he worked as a account manager for a recruit agency for several years.Before joining Kotora, in order to gain his experience of a management side of business, he engaged in IPO, Business planning, HR, Marketing division in a start-up real estate company and was involved in Marketing, Business promotion, etc. in a start-up internet company.
Noboru's expertise are in finance, consulting, funds, M&A, and R.E.fund operations . He has experience in M&A at a listed company in the TSE, and also worked in a U.S. based real estate fund firm. Prior to that, he worked in companies such as UK affiliated Prudential Investment Management Japan Co., Ltd.and KPMG. Overall, Noboru has over 10 years of analyst experience within various securities firms including both domestic and foreign. B.A graduate of the department of economics of Meiji University.
Hideo Yanagida is the most experienced consultant who worked extensively in Japan's financial markets. Prior to joining KOTORA in 2004, Hideo worked as a money dealer, an ALM hedge operator, and a restructuring advisor at SMBC. In his career at SMBC, he was seconded to Sakura Asset Management (SAM) and worked as a portfolio manager. Hideo has a BA in India-Pakistan Linguistics from Osaka University of Foreign Studies (currently Osaka University) .
Mr. Fukutomi was engaged in PG, SE, PM, ERP and IT consulting at Toshiba, Oracle Japan, and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.After that, he was responsible for sales at the IT company of the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Group and was engaged in IT purchasing in NTT East.
Kenji's goal as a carrier consultant is to provide "company growth through recruitment." He has abundant knowledge of management through his numerous investment experiences with the venture capital business. To name a few, they would be venture capital businesses with such companies such as Softbank and C. Itoh & Co. He was the executive secretary to the chairman upon LTCB's (currently Shinsei Bank) bankruptcy. Kenji was responsible for loaning and screening towards large and medium sized enterprises. B.A. graduate of Tohoku University Department of Economics.
Shota Sawada recruits professionals in finance and strategy such as private equity investors and corporate planning officers. After experienced work as a researcher including executive search, he has also been in charge of talent acquisition of new graduates for Kotora Co., Ltd. While at school, Shota studied in Georgetown University for a year. Selected as one of the 6 finalists out of 7,000+ applicants for "CEO for One Month" by The Adecco Group, he experienced an internship in the position of General Manager (CXO) at The Adecco Group Japan. Shota graduated from Nanzan University with a BA in Anthropology, and a master's degree in Public Policy from the Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP) at University of Tokyo.
Mr. Morita has been working in the human resources industry for 25 years from the early days of the business.He is covering a wide range of industries and occupations as a recruiter, mainly real estate finance, real estate and general contractor.
Tetsumasa has a variety of experiences connected to human resource recruitment through his experiences in a leading real estate fund company Prologis, a major human recruiting company, and a major IT consultant company. He also has much experience at Accenture Human Resources Department where he has bountiful experiences in recruiting over 100 IT personnel and consultants annually. Prior to that, he developed systems for 7 years at a leading life insurance company. Tetsumasa has a B.A. from Gakushuin University, department of law.
Chikashi joined a recruiting consulting company and was involved in sales planning where he implemented various human resource solutions for major firms. Recruitment standard formulation, evaluating the screening method, developing the communication process, recruiting globally, supporting operational efficiency, supporting development of IT processing are some examples. Post graduation from his university, he initially entered an education related firm. Chikashi has a B.A. from Waseda University, department of law.
Prior to joining Kotora Co., Ltd, Kenichi was a professional recruiting consulting for the IT industry. Post graduating his B.A., he joined a listed executive search firm.
After graduating from university Mr. Namiki joined a major measuring equipment manufacturer and was involved in the design and development of testing device of automobile.
After that, he changed his jobs to a primary supplier of automotive parts and was engaged in research and development of vibration control products. He experienced temporary transfer to an automobile manufacturer as well.
And then, he joined Kotora.
Mr. Sekiguchi worked at a major securities company for 25 years, and was engaged in sales for high-net-worth individuals and medium/small size companies.
He experienced asset management and solution sales as well.
Before joining Kotora, he was assigned to a department director.
Before joining Kotora, Hajime Yagyu was engaged in real-estate financing and servicing business at a nonbank bank.He was in charge of launching the assurance business and engaged in the product development, alliances with financial institutions.Hajime has a B.A. of law from Chuo University and he is a qualified ARES Certified Master.
After working as a technical engineer mainly for quality assurance and quality control at Japanese and foreign manufacturers, Mr. Nomura was engaged in technology sales, and also worked as a general manager and sales manager of a company-owned manufacturing plant at a trading company.
Before joining Kotora, he worked in a listed company as a technical engineer.
After graduating from the Faculty of Science, Kyoto University, Mr. Harada joined Tokai Bank (currently known as MUFG Bank, Ltd.) as a derivative trader, and then he was engaged in FX option trading , FX structuring, and FX Sales at a major foreign financial institution. And he was assigned to the division head, such as risk solution manager and sales manager.
After graduating from Keio University Faculty of Letters, Mr. Umemura joined Isetan Mitsukoshi Ltd. (at that time, Mitsukoshi Ltd.) and was in charge of grocery sales division, general affairs, human resources and personnel at their stores. Then he was in charge of subsidiary management and business structural reform at the head office.
At the time of management integration with Isetan Ltd., he took the lead in unifying their management account.
After that, he was assigned to a grocery retail subsidiary, where he was involved in the share transfer to a buyout investment fund. And he was in charge of formulating and executing a medium-term business plan after the establishment of a new company, as a management member of the corporate planning and finance, accounting department.
After graduating from Tohoku University Faculty of Law, Mr. Murakami had been working as a fund manager at Tokai Bank (currently MUFG Bank) and its subsidiaries. After that he was engaged in market risk management at regional banks and Toyota Financial Services. Before joining Kotora, he was a financial advisor at a pension advisory firm. Mr. Murakami is qualified as a Japan Securities Analysts Association Certified Analyst, CFA Association Certified Securities Analyst and Financial Risk Manager.
After graduating from the Faculty of Commerce and Management of Hitotsubashi University, Mr. Kaga joined a major life insurance company and was engaged in risk management for real estate investment. After that, he joined Kotora as a career consultant.
Ms. Tsuji is engaged in her current position based on her experience as an assistant to executives at convention service company, government agency, and material manufacturers.
She graduated from the Department of Comprehensive Social Systems, Faculty of Education, Tokyo Gakugei University.
After graduating from Senshu University, School of Letters - Department of Philosophy, Ms. Iwazaki worked for a major securities company, was in charge of retail sales.
Prior to entering the recruiting business, Takahisa was engaged in retail and wholesale sales. His focus was on sales marketing and sales management. Takahisa joined what is currently The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited after graduating Hokkaido University.
Kenta Inagaki recruits financial professionals such as investment bankers, real estate financers, leasing specialists, and accountants. He joined KOTORA in 2007. Prior to that, Kenta worked at SMBC, being responsible for business development for the bank's core institutional customers. He was involved in securitizations, M&As and debt restructurings after spending several years covering the SME sector in domestic branches. Kenta is a graduate of Waseda University with a BA in Commerce.