Outline

COMPANY NAME EARCH-YOU, Inc.
CEO / Co-Founder Toshiaki Yoshida
INCORPORATION March 13th, 2018
Telecommunications Corporation ID A-30-16996
HEAD OFFICE 3-7-4, Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan 150-0001

Team

Board Members

Our management team has abundant experience in finance, market-making, global expansion, and the startups in addition to the experience in the core part necessary for this business such as IT service, skill share, matching, education, training, learning, and coaching.

Management

Toshiaki Yoshida Toshiaki Yoshida

CEO / Co-Founder
Representative Director

Ex:President of a leading e-learning service company
First carrier: US investment bank
 
Born in Aichi prefecture in 1972. Graduated from Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University in 1994.
Joined Tokyo Branch of Merrill Lynch in 1994. In charge of bond trading, asset management, strategy formulation for entering Japanese retail market.
Joined Start-up company that provides e-learning service in 2000. Directed planning division, sales division, customer service division, and development division. Became President Executive Officer of that company in 2009. From 2010, also served as board director in the establishment of its holding company. At the time of retirement in 2018, The company gained approximately 5,000 institutional clients, a total of 40 million cumulative students, and 7,000 self-developed online courses. In addition, established company group's Shanghai subsidiary, joint venture subsidiary with a leading cosmetic company, and company group's global human resource development subsidiary. Greatly contributed to laying the first foundation of making it a leading e-learning company in Japan. Left the firm in February 2018.
Established EARCH-YOU. Inc. on March 13, 2018.

Ikuo Nakanishi Ikuo Nakanishi

CAO / Co-Founder
Director

Previous : Executive officer of a HR solution company
Ex:Coaching experiences

Born in Aichi prefecture in 1971. Graduated from Newspaper Science, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Letters, Doshisha University in 1994. Earned degree of Soccer Coaching Studies from Graduate School of Physical Education, Tsukuba University in 1996.
Studied coaching at the soccer club of Toin Gakuen and Verdy Kawasaki while working at Keio University as a part time teacher and a soccer coach from 1996 to 1999.
Entered Niscom Service Inc. (Current: Evolva Business Support Inc.) in 1999. Became the youngest sales manager in company history by achieving excellence in the sales department, in 2004.
Moved to Human Resources in November of the same year, and committing himself to supervising the department at the time of the merger with three companies in 2005. From 2011, after Niscom became the KDDI group, worked mainly in the sales department. In 2016, became executive officer of the “sales” headquarters and managed its Tokyo metropolitan area department. Retired in March, 2018.
In April 2018, participated as co-founder in the establishment of EARCH-YOU.Inc.

Michimasa Naka Michimasa Naka

External Director, Financial Management / Global Strategy​

Current:Representative Director Principal and CEO of Boardwalk Capital Inc.
Ex:Co-Vice President and Board Member of Citigroup Global Markets Japan

Graduated from Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University and Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University with a Master of Engineering.
Joined Salomon Brothers Asia Securities and joined International Fixed Income Sales. After the establishment of Joint Venture Nikko Salomon Smith Barney Inc. in 1999, took up the post of the Managing Director of Fixed Income Department. Promoted to Co-Head of Fixed Income Department in 2004 and achieved numerous records for the company.

2009 Promoted to Co-CEO of Citigroup Global Markets Japan.
2010 After resigning Citigroup Global Markets Japan, established StormHarbour Japan Ltd. and became the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Principal.
2011 Auditor of GLM Co., Ltd. (Current)
2012 Received “Most Innovative Boutique House of the Year” from Financial Times.
2014 Director of Asuka Asset Management Co., Ltd.
2014 Executive Director of eWeLL Co., Ltd. (Current)
2014 Executive Director of istyle Inc. (Current)
2014 Executive Chairman of StormHarbour Japan Ltd.
2014 Outside Director of Geniee, Inc. (Current)
2015 Outside Director of Prevent SAST Insurance Co., Ltd. (Current)
2016 Established Boardwalk Capital Inc. and became Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director Principal. (Current)

Satoko Gibbs Satoko Gibbs

External Director, Coaching Service Strategy / Diversity and Inclusion, ESG

Current: Executive Coach / Coach Supervisor / INED

1988 The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan, LTCB
1998 Shiseido Company, Limited
1999 McKinsey & Company Japan
2002 Exective of Oracle Corporation Japan
2005 CEO and Chairwoman of the board Nars Cosmetics, Inc USA
2007 Exective Coach, Facilitator (Current)

Reiko Iwasaki Reiko Iwasaki

External Director​, Corporate Alliance / Service Development

Current: Representative Director of Toppan Mind Wellness

Graduatied from Tsuda University
Entered Toppan Printing, worked in the sales division and did marketing planning.
1997 Set up an intrapreneurship aimed for helping the growth for individuals and organizations
She developed training courses for managers, such as "leadership", "management", "coaching".
She gives support to management teams of corporations by helping them creating efficient teams.

Fuyuhiko Kiso Fuyuhiko Kiso

External Director, Marketing Strategy / Internal Communication​

Current: Senior Project Director of Advertising Agency Business Development & Activation Div.

1960 Born in Tokyo
1982 Graduated from Keio University, Faculty of Business and Commerce
2004 MBA, Hosei University, Graduate School of Business Administration

1982 Entered Dentsu, Inc.
Worked as strategic planner. Designed and implemented marketing/communication strategies for clients.
For the last ten years, he has been developing Dentsu's digital solution service as the main mission, and also involved in Dentsu's domestic business strategy planning and organization design as a top of executives side.
He also has been handling an in-house organization such as communication design center, Dentsu Digital Inc., and establishment of Dentsu Operations & Management Co., Ltd.

Recently, he is a member of the Business Development & Activation Department, with the mission of developing the next business of Dentsu other than the advertising industry, and engaged in the discovery and development of business that Dentsu can commit as a business entity, such as promoting joint business development outside the contract service of the Mercom area with existing clients, hands-on investment to venture companies etc.

Peter Owans Peter Owans

External Director,​ Academic Alliance / Global Strategy

Current: President/CEO of Phoenix Consulting Inc.

Peter Alexander Owans is the President and CEO of Phoenix Consulting, Inc, a corporate talent development and HR consulting firm and a subsidiary company of the NetLearning Group. Peter was also the co-founder and former President & CEO of Phoenix Associates, the premier corporate training and consulting company that was acquired by Benesse Corporation in July 2009. Peter

For over 30 years, Peter has been working with major Japanese and foreign multinational corporations such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Apple Japan, Nomura Securities, McKinsey&Company, Takeda Pharma, Fast Retailing and Rakuten and several others in their talent and leadership development, change management and organizational development strategy.

Peter is a graduate of the Faculty of Comparative Culture, Sophia University, Tokyo with a degree in Political Science and International Relations as well as an MBA degree from Stanford University GSB, California, USA.
He is a member of the Association for Talent Development, Global Society for Human Resources Management (GSHRM), Asia Training Network (ATN).

Anchors

Katsuhiko Shirai Katsuhiko Shirai

Special Adviser

Main incumbent:
Chairperson, Japan Massive Open Online Education Promotion Council (JMOOC)
Chairperson, Japan MOT Association. Chairperson, IMS Japan

Ex:President of Waseda University
Ex:Chairperson, Foundation of the Open University of Japan

1963 Graduated from School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
1968 Completed Doctoral program, Science and Engineering, Waseda University
1975 Professor, Waseda University
1998 Executive director, Waseda University
2002 President, Waseda University
2011 Chairperson, the Open University of Japan Foundation
2016 Honorary Advisor, Waseda University (Current)
Expert in Artificial Intelligence, Speech Science and Technology, Doctor of Engineering

Hiroshi Onishi Hiroshi Ohnishi

Auditor

Ex: Board Director of ​Mitsubishi Bank (MUFG)​

Born in 1943. Graduated from Faculty of Law, The University of Tokyo in 1966.
Joined Mitsubishi Bank (current: MUFG Bank, Ltd) in 1966.
Stationed at New York Branch of Mitsubishi Bank as Resident Economist in 1974.
Chief Manager of HR and Training Division, Mitsubishi Bank in 1980.
Deputy General Manager of New York Branch, Mitsubishi Bank in 1985.
General Manager of Chicago Branch, Mitsubishi Bank in 1987.
Board of Director, General Manager of General Affairs Department of Headquarters of Mitsubishi Bank in 1993.
Board of Director, General Manager of Kyoto Branch, Mitsubishi Bank in 1994.

Executive Managing Director, Nidec Corporation in 1996.
Executive Vice President, Copal Corporation (Current Nidec Copal Corporation) in 1998.
Senior Executive Managing Director of Construction Headquarters, TODA Corporation in 2008.
Vice Chairman of the Board, NetLearning Holdings, Inc. in 2011
Chief Auditor (current), NetLearning Holdings, Inc. in 2013

Shun Maeda Shun Maeda

Auditor

Current: Vice Chairman of Crosspoint Advisors, Inc.

Ex: CEO of MC Financial Services Ltd. / MC Capital (New York)
Vice Chairman of Deutsche Securities

1969 Graduated from the Faculty of Law at Keio University
1969 Mitsubishi Corporation (Engaged in copper raw material trading and exploration development project)
1978 MBA with honors from Columbia University
1984 Served on the World Bank in Washington DC. Involved in restructuring projects in mining industry, including Rehabilitation of Zambia Copper Mines, Restructuring of Bolivian Tin Industry.
1987 Founded and led its Corporate Finance (M&A) Team at Mitsubishi Corporation.
1990 President and CEO of MC Financial Services, Ltd.
COO of MC Capital Inc. based in New York, holding U.S. broker dealer licenses (Series 7,63,24,27), to develop the merchant banking, private equity and other financial services activities in the Americas, for Mitsubishi Corporation.
2003 Senior Executive of Lehman Brothers Japan Inc.
2007 Deputy President and Executive officer of Lehman Brothers Japan Inc.
2008 Managing Director of Deutsche Securities Inc.
Vice Chairman of Global Banking Division of Deutsche Securities
2011 Co-founding Partner of Crosspoint Advisors, Inc.
Vice Chairman and Partner, He is a highly recognized corporate financier in the area of M&A, corporate restructuring and private equity.

Service Development Team

The development team realizes a new service that is a combination of hybrid-shaped Apps and a mental skill improvement method of the world top-level quality by Japanese engineers while adopting global UX (user experience) design together.

UX Design

Ayako Kamimura Ayako Kamimura

UX Design Specialist

Current: Head of School of Kids English
Ex e-Leaning development specialist

In 2000, graduated from psychology course at State University of New York at Purchase.
In the same year, joined AEON Corp. as a full-time English instructor. Gave lessons to about 100 students; ranging from high school students to business people.
In 2001, joined NetLearning, Inc. as a member of course development department. Mainly engaged in planning and producing online courses for TOEIC preparation and business English. In 2007, created a podcast English program, "English Aya Pod", participating not only as producer but also as writer and narrator.

The program was highly evaluated for its new and original style where people learn English by listening to adlib chats by two native English speakers; it placed first in the ranking of all iTunes podcast programs. Also succeeded in monetizing the program by moving the podcast from being available freely to being purchased commercially, a difficult procedure at that time.
Left NetLeaning, Inc. in 2012. From that year, engaging in English education for kids by working with Benesse Corporation.
Philosophy; “Pursue something that inherently captures people’s minds and that has not been accomplished by anyone.”

Shuichi Tsuji, MD Shuichi Tsuji, MD

Chief Sherpa

Current: Medical Doctor for sports medicine and sports psychology
President of Eminecross Co. Ltd.

Born in Tokyo in 1961. Graduated from School of Medicine, Hokkaido University, followed by the internal medical training at Keio University. Inspired by the nonfiction film called ‘Patch Adams’ during that time, Dr. Tsuji decided to contribute his life to increase the ‘quality of life’ of people and to become Patch Adams in sports medicine.

In 1999, Dr. Tsuji established Eminecross Co., Ltd for practicing activities to improve QOL. He developed his own mental training scheme called "Tsuji method" to create a state of mind called “Flow”, which optimizes and maximizes personal and organizational performance.

Tsuji method is widely used not only by the athletes but also by the people engaged in the business, the education and the music as it is easy to understand and practice.

Brandon K. Hill Brandon K. Hill

UX Design Partner

Current: CEO & Founder of btrax, Inc.
Living in SFO

Founder and CEO of San Francisco based Innovation Design Agency, btrax, Inc. btrax specializes in UX Design, Service Design, and Innovation Workshops.With strong connections in both Silicon Valley and the Japanese startup community, he is the founder of JapanNight and has spoken at 500 Startups Japan Day, UC Berkeley Haas School’s Asian Business Conference, GMIC, Tech in Asia, Social Media Week Tokyo, ad:tech.A visible presence in the design and business community, he has also served as a design mentor at Startup Weekend. Graduate of SF State University, Industrial Design major.

Website: http://www.btrax.com
Blog: http://blog.btrax.com
Follow Brandon on Twitter @brandonkhill

App Development

Shinji Arai Shinji Arai

Application Development Manager

Current: Representative director of Ciert Corp. ​
Ex: Andersen Consulting (Accenture)​

1989 Graduated from Department of Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
1992 Graduated from Thunderbird School of Global Management
1993 Joined Andersen Consulting (current: Accenture PLC).
Engaged in business design, system design, and strategy formulation work, specializing in marketing / sales / support (CRM) business domain, after working as a team leader in the United States.
2000 Joined the Transcosmos Inc.
Leading consulting function / acquisition of SI function in outsourcing business while conducting due diligence of overseas IT core technology to the market in Japan.
2005 CIERT. Inc founded (present post).
Provide business consulting services of main focus on CRM business areas beyond industries such as broadcasting companies, telecommunications carriers, financial companies, Internet technology servicers.
Has put a priority in To-Be practice realization. Including but not limited to showing "To-Be" model from a management perspective, participatory-type “hands-on” consultation along with its road map is the principle of his consulting.
Since its establishment in March, 2018, participating in EARCH-YOU, Inc.

Mune
Muneyuki Ido Muneyuki Ido

Application and Service Development

1994 Graduated from Keio University, Faculty of Economics
1997 Graduated from Keio University, Faculty of Policy Management
1997 Idotekken Co., Ltd.
2008 CEO/Representative Director of Idotekken Co., Ltd.
2013 Mind Palette Co., Ltd.
2018 EARCH-YOU. Inc.

Kazuo Shimokawa Kazuo Shimokawa

Application Development Partner

Current: CEO, Chairman of EAST Co.,Ltd.

1976 Joined FUJITSU SOCIAL SCIENCE LABORATORY LIMITED
1980 Participated in establishment of ACEL, Inc.
(Member of the first MS-DOS Japanese word processor development)
1985 Participated in establishment of EAST Co.,Ltd.
1990 Executive director
2006 Chief Executive Officer
2016 Chief Executive Officer, Chairman
Concurrent promotion of “implementation of Japanese version in Browser (HTML5, CSS3)”, “standardization of electronic publication”, “standardization of character information”, etc.

Global Strategy

Yuta Yamada Yuta Yamada

US Liaison / Management Advisor

Previous: US investment bank

Columbia MBA
Living in NYC

Philip Delvecchio Philip Delvecchio

Management Advisor

Current: Founder of Hapday
Previous: Accelerator in NY
Living in NYC

Rizmy Shariff Rizmy Shariff

UAE Liaison / Management Advisor

Previous: US investment bank​
Expert in Blockchain technology / Crypto Space​
Living in Dubai​

Rizmy is an experienced investment banker working currently through his advisory business with number of banks, stock exchanges and funds. His company is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He has over 20 years of work experience in trading derivatives in major investment banks like Deutsche Bank and KBC Financial Products in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Dubai.
He worked with Nasdaq Dubai in establishing the first equity futures market in Middle East. He has experience in Stock Exchanges and using his experience in the crypto space to raise capital and advise number of major clients. He has a master’s degree in Business and educated in Japan, with full proficiency in Japanese.

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