As a solution to deliver for our clients in the world’s most difficult talent market Experis Executive focused on our core competence: search.
Our teams are all experienced in the the industries in which their clients operate, and they are all masters of sourcing candidates in that space. Our industry and functional focus means our recruiters know what they are talking about and they gain the trust of clients and candidates alike.
We specialize in the following businesses:
We can provide a significant boost to quality of hires, time to fill, and cost per hire for any companies faced with challenges hiring in any of these areas.
The Experis Executive team is made up of consultants experienced in the industries they support and executive search. Our team includes a number of senior members who have worked in-house at our clients, which gives us a unique understanding of what our customers really need. As such we provide a highly collaborative, “business partner” service that adds real value.
With a focus on the FMCG sector, our team is the go to recruiters for a large number of global brands in the Japan market. From Brand Managers to Digital Marketing, Sales, and Operations, we regularly help clients find the talent to build their business.
From digital transformation to enterprise technologies, our team works with the growth companies changing our world. From executive leadership, sales and marketing and specialized technical or consulting roles, many of our hires have been critical to the success of our clients in Japan.
At Experis, we provide an RPO service that fits your needs. Not only is there real ROI value for our clients, but we provide experienced recruiters with the back up of our talent mapping and research organization, so our clients get a full collaborative engagement that dramatically reduces agency-dependency.
We hold the values of Quality, Trust, and Responsibility as vital to our culture and our success. We love people open to Personal Growth, and who approach life with a Passion in what they do. Settling for the “status quo” is not good enough and with these values in mind, we have a results-driven culture that balances the challenges and growth that come with the sales consulting role, with the all important need to enjoy ourselves as we go along this journey.
With a core competence in direct sourcing since inception, Experis Executive has grown quickly to now lead two of the most strategically important businesses for our parent company: permanent placement and onsite services (RPO). Our culture is the glue that binds us together on the mission to change the game in recruitment.
In the future, we seek to look back and smile knowing that we made a difference not only on the lives of the people we touched, but the companies we helped build, and the industry that we shaped. We are always looking for passionate challengers who are committed to their own journey in a recruitment career.
Murray is the Founder and President of Experis Executive. As a recruiter he has recruited exclusively for global technology companies building their businesses in Japan placing numerous Country Managers, startup teams and specialist resources since 2003. His signature client is a leading cloud infrastructure software vendor, as he helped the company in Japan build out their management team during their early market expansion, and as a contracted recruiter (on RPO) to build out the Japan organization.
Based on this experience Murray is widely recognized in the Japan market as a leading headhunter for cloud-related technology vendors; having an extremely wide professional network of top performers across the infrastructure, platform, application, and service layers.
Murray is an avid sports fan having spent many years playing competitive rugby and basketball. His playing days are mostly over and he now spends his free time with his growing family and exploring Japan’s wonderful mountains and beaches.
Luke has over 15 years’ experience as a successful executive search professional in both Japan and his home country of Australia, especially within the start-up technology space.
Over his career, he has played a key role in building a successful boutique search practice where he was the most consistent and top performing consultant over six years, and then took his skills to Australia where he continued to focus on startup companies, expanding into ANZ and Singapore, while building up several successful small business ventures of his own.
He has built high performing teams in Japan and Australia from the top down, as well as executing critical “key man” searches for some of the most disruptive IT vendors in the industry. Leading the technology team, Luke has been fundamental in expanding and growing the business into new markets.
Outside of work Luke is a keen business entrepreneur who also enjoys participating in the performing arts, live music, and outdoor sports.
Jonathan is the RPO Director at Experis Executive focused on service delivery for our end-to-end RPO engagements. This role requires driving our team of onsite recruiters, administrators, and researchers to a high set of standards to ensure our clients are more than satisfied with our results.
A native of Indonesia and fluent in English and Japanese, Jonathan has been in Japan since the year 2000 where he has accrued vast experience in recruitment and technology sales.
As an avid fan of sports, Jonathan likes to spend his weekend watching football, swimming in the summer, and snowboarding in the winter.
Pema Chhophyel, originally from a tiny Himalayan dragon kingdom of Bhutan, has over 10 years of recruiting experience in Japan and is widely known as one of the most trusted business partners in the consumer industry. At Experis, he oversees and manages the team of consultants for the Consumer Practice and corporate RPO’s; focusing primarily on FMCG/Consumer/Retail & Consumer Healthcare sectors, placing bilingual professionals into B2B/B2C sales, brand marketing, supply chain, logistics/procurement, RA, R&D, and QA/QC.
Prior to moving to Japan, he was based in Portland, Oregon (USA) as Manager for American lifestyle brand Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F), and also worked for A&F’s sister brands Hollister Co, Abercrombie Kids, and Ruehl.
Pema holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oregon with the focus on Marketing and International Business Communication. Outside work, he enjoys spending time with his family and two young kids.10
Joel has been recruiting finance professionals in Japan for over five years. Working across multiple industries, his focus is now on strengthening the finance practice for Experis. With an extensive network and strong track record with clients, he is a trusted business partner to our clients.
Not just taking orders from clients, as a true consultant Joel takes pride in understanding the needs and intricacies of the business and hiring managers, and in turn this gives him a very high success rate on his searches. The knowledge gained through this consultative style also provides significant value to candidates looking for their next role in Finance and Accounting.
Outside of work Joel is a sports enthusiast, playing ice hockey, basketball, baseball, soccer – really any sport that he can! He enjoys volunteering his time coaching basketball and ice hockey when he is not spending time with his family or working on DIY home improvements.
Johnny is Operations Manager at Experis Executive, supporting market data, candidate research, operations and internal talent acquisition.
After studying Japanese at the University of Iowa, Johnny moved to Japan to further improved his fluency. Since 2013, he has worked in recruitment providing staffing and search solutions for global companies. Before entering the recruitment industry Johnny worked as a project manager for a technology service provider, where his achievements included establishing a multi-million dollar procurement supply chain for a leading global financial services client in the region.
In his free time, Johnny enjoys spending time with his wife, gaming with friends, and letting loose at karaoke
Akie provides administrative support to the CEO and management staff. She brings significant experience as a personal assistant and office administrator across a range of industries and work environments to to our fast growing company.
Akie is passionate about exploring nature and the world, including the South Pacific where she has visited most island countries. She also loves the outdoors here in Japan and spending time with family and pet cats. Akie also volunteers for a range of causes and activities, including supporting the Rugby World Cup 2019.
With experience as General Affairs in various industries, Mami leads office administration at Experis Executive, as well as acting as a bridge between Experis Executive and our parent company ManpowerGroup Japan.
Mami studied abroad in Canada and is passionate about handcraft and live entertainment – especially musicals.
Luna is a Consultant focused on senior roles within Accountancy and Finance, and is experienced in sourcing talent for roles ranging from Accounting Manager to Support Staff.
After 18 years growing up in Spain, Luna attended Gakushuin University and earned a degree in Psychology. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, cooking, and travelling, whilst being fluent in Japanese, English, and Spanish.
With a background in the legal field mostly focused on IP law before moving into fashion recruitment, Mariela developed a broad base of commercial experience as well as a wide network in Tokyo before focusing on finance and accounting recruitment.
Mariela’s commitment to delivering exceptional value to her clients is reflected in her passion for learning and understanding about her clients business. Having spent over twenty years in Japan, Mariela also brings a wealth of cultural insight to support her clients in meeting their needs.
True to her Brazilian roots, in her free time Mariela likes nothing more than churrasco (Brazilian barbecue), dancing, and cooking.
Michael is a Senior Consultant on the Consumer team at Experis Executive with over 3 years of recruiting experience in Japan specializing in FMCG, Consumer, Retail, and the Consumer Healthcare sector across all functions.
Born in Taiwan and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Michael worked for a global e-commerce vendor and leading bank after graduation from Simon Fraser University. Outside of work, he enjoys family time with his wife and daughter, and discovering new cooking recipes.
Clark is a Consultant with the FMCG team at Experis Executive. He works directly with our top executive recruiters and focuses on sourcing talent for our global FMCG clients.
Bilingual in English and Japanese, he is experienced in sourcing talent from start-ups to large, established organizations for roles ranging from Country Manager to Support Staff.
Clark graduated from Iowa State University’s College of Business and enjoys the beach and sports.
Eduard is a Consultant with the FMCG team at Experis Executive. He works directly with our top executive recruiters and focuses on sourcing talent for our global FMCG clients. Bilingual in English and Russian, he is experienced in sourcing talent for roles ranging from Country Manager to Support Staff.
Eduard graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Theatrical Arts. He enjoys playing ice hockey, and other winter sports in his free time.
Neil has diverse experience in recruiting across both the Technology sector and in cross-industry functions, including HR, finance and accounting, and legal. After contributing strongly to our Technology Practice over the past few years, Neil is now leading the expansion of our Functional Practice that will focus on back office and IT roles across industries.
Neil has been in Japan for more than 20 years, converses fluently in Japanese and has strong sourcing capability through social media, trusted referrals, and candidate research. He enjoys open and direct communication with clients and candidates in the region to create win-win situations and successful endeavours.
In his free time, Neil likes spending time with his family at his house near the beach and enjoys surfing, running, and cycling. He volunteers as a local gardener, grows his own vegetables, and is an avid environmentalist.
Emmet is originally from New Zealand and has been living happily in Japan for over 10 years. With over 7 years experience in recruitment in Japan, Emmet has diverse experience recruiting for a range of mid-career to executive level positions in the technology sector. He also has a great personal interest in new technology and is always happy to talk and learn about the latest developments.
Outside of work Emmet likes to say he enjoys both chess and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. However, he also enjoys sitting back and watching Netflix.
With over five years of experience working in recruitment both in Japan and Canada, Damien brings a seasoned, professional approach to his candidates and clients. Damien specializes in recruiting bilingual IT professionals within the sales, engineering, and professional services organizations across clients in the telecommunications infrastructure, mobility, networking, cloud, enterprise software, and enterprise storage space.
Outside of work, Damien is both a fan of mixed martial arts and an active practitioner of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. When he is not training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, he can be found snowboarding during the winter or open water swimming in the summer months.
Pau is a Senior Consultant with the Technology team at Experis Executive, working directly with our top executive recruiters. He is focused on sourcing talent for our leading Enterprise Security, SaaS, PaaS, and Enterprise Cloud Service clients.
From an engineering background, tri-lingual in English, Spanish, and Catalan, Pau is experienced in sourcing talent from Director level to support for leading, new-tech start-ups and large global tech vendors.
Outside of work, Pau is a huge fan of traditional martial arts, gym, climbing, and winter sports. When he is not in the Dojo, you can find him either skiing in the mountains or climbing a wall somewhere.
Nick has over 10 years of experience working in sales and recruitment both in Japan and Canada, and brings an experienced and unique approach to connecting candidates to his clients. Nick specializes in recruiting bilingual IT professionals within sales, consulting, engineering, and marketing across clients in the Cloud Computing, IT HW, Enterprise Software, and Marketing Analytics sectors.
Outside of work, Nick likes spending time in the gym, relaxing with family, and travelling.
Rahul has over 14 years experience as a successful researcher and executive search professional in both Japan and EMEA, especially within the start-up technology space. As the co-founder of a leading market research firm, Rahul has deep experience and capability in scouting technology industry professionals in Japan and the Asia Pacific. Rahul’s consulting focus is on enterprise software, cloud services, and security spaces.
In his free time, Rahul enjoys participating in outdoor sports and gaming.
Ross’s consulting focus is enterprise software, cloud, and security spaces with the mission of sourcing high quality talent for high growth clients.
Before moving to Japan, he spent over 10 years in IT sales and business management in Canada and the USA, where he primarily focused on high performance IT hardware and culture creation.
A lover of the outdoors, in his spare time Ross enjoys travelling, climbing, and other outdoor sports, as well as photography.
Fiona is a Consultant focused on recruiting for clients and candidates in the Enterprise and Digital Technology sectors. Her role is to scout and source quality candidates for our client’s searches and as part of this process, to help the careers of our candidates.
Fiona grew up in Macao and moved to Japan for study, graduating with a degree in Business Economics. Before coming to Japan she spent time on an exchange studies program in Switzerland.
Outside of work, Fiona plays volleyball, loves doing hot yoga, cooking, reading books, and exploring new coffee shops.
Tsubasa is a Consultant with the Technology team at Experis Executive, working directly with our top executive recruiters. He is focused on sourcing talent for our leading Enterprise Security, SaaS, PaaS and Enterprise Cloud Service clients.
From retail sales and management background, Bi-lingual in Japanese and English. After graduation he moved to Australia for 1 year, while outside of work, Tsubasa likes spending time in the gym, Driving cars.
Haruka is a Consultant focused on recruiting for clients and candidates in the Enterprise and Digital Technology sectors. Her role is to scout and source quality candidates for our client’s searches and as part of this process to help the careers of our candidates.
Haruka grew up in Japan, graduating with a degree in Architecture and design. Outside of work Haruka plays basketball, loves her dogs, traveling, spending time at her favorite coffee shop.
As the Software Engineering Manager at Experis Executive, Aki’s mission is to help clients to meet their software engineering, data science, and consulting needs through both domestic Japanese and foreign talent around the world. In this role, he works closely with both candidates in Japan, as well as those coming through ManpowerGroup’s global network of over 380 offices.
Trilingual in Chinese, English, and Japanese, Aki enjoys spending time with his family, playing with his young children, and doing yoga in his free time.
Sarah is an Associate Consultant with the Software Engineering team at Experis Executive. She supports candidates in their development as professionals and strives to make the recruiting process as fun as possible, so she spends her days finding and recruiting the best software engineers and data scientists from within Japan and around the world.
She speaks Mandarin, English, and Japanese. Outside of work, Sarah loves photography and travels whenever possible.
Kayoko is the Client Services Leader in the Experis Executive RPO division. Her responsibility is to ensure successful candidate deliveries for our end-to-end RPO clients, and to lead training and development of RPO Associates.
Kayoko’s career before recruitment includes retail sales management and sales training. In recruitment, she has worked on RPO programs for several global telecommunications and technology vendors for both mid career and new graduate hiring.
With the ability to build strong relationships with clients and to build trust with candidates, Kayoko works for her client’s and candidate’s mutual success.
Outside of work, Kayoko enjoys swimming and Zumba classes, as well as skiing in winter.
As a member of the RPO team at Experis Executive, Yo works with the key client as a Program Manager, focused on service delivery for our end-to-end RPO engagements. This role requires driving our team of onsite recruiters, administrators, and researchers to high standards to ensure client success.
Yo has a wealth of experience in both the agency and in-house recruitment, specializing in recruiting bilingual professionals within the engineering and service organizations. With a keen interest in technology, he has recruited for global clients across the telecommunications, infrastructure, mobility, networking, and cloud technology fields.
Outside of work, Yo likes to spend his weekend with his family outdoors, hiking in the mountains, barbecuing in the summer, and visiting hot springs in the winter.
Mio is an RPO Recruiter with a wealth of experience in HR and recruitment. Having worked in the energy, general trading, and telecommunications sectors. Since moving into the recruitment field, Mio has been engaged in RPO projects with both global companies and Japanese companies, expanding internationally.
Utilizing knowledge of career counseling and psychology, she focuses on delivering “win-win” outcomes for her clients and candidates.
Mio’s hobbies are travelling, hot springs, hot yoga, walking downtown streets, and cat-cafe visits.
Maki is an end-to-end RPO Recruiter for one of our key financial services clients. Prior to joining Experis, Maki had 8 years of executive search experience focused on headhunting top level finance and management consulting professionals, as well as having end-to-end RPO experience.
Family, teamwork, learning, and health are core values for Maki. She received her B.A. in Sociology from an Australian University and served as PTA President of an international school in Tokyo for 3 years. As a working mother of two teenagers and a Yorkshire Terrier, she enjoys family dinners with a glass of champagne, working out at the gym, and running on weekends.
Tomoko is an end-to-end RPO Recruiter at Experis Executive.
Her experience includes working on RPO programs at a multinational mobile infrastructure company and global e-commerce company, with her role covering candidate sourcing, client engagement, and project management for both mid career and new graduate hiring.
Prior to recruitment, Tomoko was an HR generalist managing the entire process of mid-career employee recruitment and labor-related administration, as well as working as a marketing executive for a global recruitment company.
Outside of the office she enjoys Boxercise, yoga, and travel.
As a member of the RPO team at Experis Executive, Aaron works onsite with key clients as an integral member of their Talent Acquisition team. He combines his passion for emerging technologies with a devotion to exceeding client expectations in order to help build and expand their business.
With over 3 years of recruitment experience, Aaron has covered roles ranging from Country Managers at Unicorn Startups and Directors at Fortune 500 companies, to engineers and back-office functional roles, ensuring that he is well equipped to handle any search that comes his way.
Outside of work, Aaron loves being with his family, travelling whenever possible, and snowboarding in the winter months. He has lived in Japan for 6 years and always enjoys exploring new places and learning new things each day.
Miho is an onsite RPO recruiter focused on Direct Sourcing for her clients. Her recruitment career includes holding a range of positions in support of onsite recruiters, then eventually taking over an onsite position with great success. Miho has a strong sense of commitment and responsibility to her clients and to the overall mission of helping them improve talent acquisition efficiency, reducing costs, and hiring high quality talent.
Miho studied in the UK, with a Master’s Degree in Politics and International Relations. In her free time, she loves travelling, yoga, and watching movies.
Ayaka studied in University of Hawaii at Manoa pursuing a degree in Bachelor of Science. After working in the fashion industry in NY, Ayaka returned to Japan to work in the hotel industry.
Outside of work, she likes to travel and explore cities, finding cafes, and visiting historical sites.
Otherwise, she also enjoys staying in and watching films.
Wataru is an Onsite RPO Specialist focused on supporting Consumer clients sourcing candidates. His primary role is to assist in identifying and engaging quality candidates and facilitating them into the interview process.
Wataru enjoys travel and lived in Canada on a working holiday. He loves learning languages, going to Karaoke, and traveling solo.
Ty is a RPO Recruiter for the Lenovo team at Experis Executive. He is focused on sourcing and supporting talent for our end-to-end RPO engagements.
Ty is half American and Japanese and has spent time in both countries. He is fluent in both cultures and languages. Having attended Brigham Young University in Hawaii, Ty’s teammates were all surprised to find out that he cannot surf.
Active in sports such as martial arts and bouldering, he also enjoys traveling, especially to warmer countries. In the Winter, he loves to ski and snowboard and in the warmer months, swimming at the beach or hiking in the mountains.
Sean is a RPO Recruiter at Experis Executive. He is focused on sourcing and supporting talent for our end-to-end RPO programs.
Sean is half American and Japanese and has spent time in both countries, and is fluent in both cultures and languages. After graduating from Brigham Young University in Hawaii, he became a recruiter for a Japanese company operating in the US.
Currently, Sean enjoys watching movies and spending time with his friends.
As an RPO Associate, Aiko supports onsite recruiters in the Onsite RPO Practice. Before entering the recruitment industry Aiko was in customer support for a game application company. Graduating in Entrepreneurship in the Philippines she ran a takoyaki business through her college years.
Aiko loves traveling around the world and has a passion for food. In her free time she is an avid photographer and spends a lot of time with family and friends.
After training at Experis as an Associate Consultant, Mie is a Candidate Coordinator providing administration and sourcing support to our onsite RPO clients.
Mie has lived in the Philippines where she participated in volunteer programs supporting an orphanage and rural villages. Following this volunteer activity and English study, she returned to Japan to work in the hospitality industry where she used her English to support a wide range of international tourists.
Mie enjoys walking the city and country side, as well as traveling. This includes back to Taiwan where her family and relatives live.