President and CEO Koichiro Yoshida
Graduated Tokyo Gakugei University. Worked for Pioneer, Reed Exhibitions Japan, then served as an executive officer of Drecom Co., Ltd. which was listed on Mothers (Tokyo Stock Exchange). Went independent and expanded business mainly in Asia. While constantly traveling between Japan and overseas on business, he thought about using the Internet for work regardless of one's location and time. In November 2011, founded CrowdWorks Inc. Launched a crowd sourcing service called "CrowdWorks" which has become Japan's largest crowd platform.
Selected as "100 Next-Generation Ventures Saving Japan" by Nikkei Business. Authored books including "Crowd Sourcing Will Change Business" (Diamond Co.), "Let's Change the World's Way of Working" (Sogo Horei Shuppan), and "Make Money with Crowd Working! A New Way of Working Regardless of Time and Place (Nikkei Shimbun Publishing Co.)".
Director, Managing Executive Officer and COO (Chief Operating Officer) Koichi Ohrui
Graduated Kwansei Gakuin University's Faculty of Economics. Joined NEC in 2002. In 2006, worked for Recruit Co., Ltd. (currently Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.) and managed the human resources and travel businesses. Gained experience as a manager in planning and advancing business and sales strategies.
In April 2015, joined CrowdWorks Inc.
In April 2017, appointed as a Executive Officer.
In December 2018, appointed as a Director.
In April 2022, appointed as a Director, Executive Officer
In January 2023, appointed as Director, Managing Executive Officer and COO.
Director, Executive Officer / Head of Administration Takatsugu Tsukii
Graduated the University of Aizu Graduate School. Then joined Hitachi Telecom Technology Co., Ltd. (currently Hitachi, Ltd.) in 1999. In 2000, joined a mobile content provider and worked as a programmer and as an SE to setup and operate a variety of content. In 2014, became an executive officer of a company listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. While concurrently serving as a director at five subsidiaries, works on a wide range of business management tasks including company-wide and group-wide business strategies, organizational strategies, and business management.
In February 2018, joined CrowdWorks Inc.
In May 2019, appointed as a Executive Officer.
In December 2020, appointed as a Director, Executive Officer.
Director, Executive Officer /Head of Store-Front Business Shinichi Nomura
While a student at Keio University's Faculty of Policy Management, developed and operated various web services such as a blog service. After graduating, worked at a mobile phone content provider where he managed the planning, development, and operation of many web services centering on e-learning for language studies and school entrance exams. Went on to become a freelance manager for developing a flash marketing site.
In November 2011, established CrowdWorks Inc. and installed as a director.
In April 2022, appointed as a Director, Executive Officer.
Outside Director Yuya Taketani
Graduated Waseda University's Department of Industrial & Management Systems Engineering, School of Creative Science and Engineering. After working at GREE, Inc., joined Gunosy Inc. in 2013. Appointed as COO in August 2013 and Representative COO in August 2016. Led the short- and medium-term growth of existing businesses mainly. Appointed CEO in August 2018.
In December 2018, appointed as an outside director of CrowdWorks Inc.
Outside Director Masami Masuyama
Received a Master's degree at Waseda University, then worked for Seiko Instruments Inc. Later joined the management of JEDAT Inc. and Net Marketing Co., Ltd. Headed the IPOs of the two companies while in charge of establishing and operating corporate governance. As a director of a listed company (director in charge of management, full-time auditor, etc.), been involved in corporate management for many years.
In December 2019, appointed as an outside director of CrowdWorks Inc.
Outside Director Takeshi Niinami
He is a graduate of Harvard Business School. He has worked at Mitsubishi Corporation, Sodexo Corporation (currently LEOC Corporation), and Lawson, Inc. before being appointed to his current position as President and CEO of Suntory Holdings in 2014.
In his public career, he has been a member of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy, headed by the Prime Minister, since 2014. Also a member of the All-Generation Social Security Review Council since 2019, and a member of the Future Investment Council of 2020. He has also served as Vice Chairman of the Japan Business Federation Council since 2018, and as Vice Representative Secretary of Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives) for the second time since 2020.
He is also a member of the Executive Board of the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, the Advisory Board of the World Economic Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and the Vice Chairman of the Asia Business Council. He is also a member of the Global Board of Advisors of the Council on Foreign Relations and The Business Council of the United States.
Outside Director Yuka Katsuki
She started her career at Investment Banking Dept. of CS First Boston, one of a US investment bank, and was engaged in capital market and M&A businesses. Since she joined 3i Asia Pacific, one of the largest private equity firm in Europe in 1999, she has been involved in various aspects of private equity business, including experience as an investor, an investee’s management team and an investment manager at FOF. She has extensive knowledge based on Japanese private equity market environment, GPs and LPs. She is also a non-executive board member of Gift Holdings Inc. and Pear Capital, and a Legal Council at Kiraboshi Financial Group and Kiraboshi Bank, and Polaris Capital Group. She holds B.A. in Economics from Waseda University and MBA from London Business School. Admitted to the Bar of Japan.
In December 2023, appointed as a non-executive board member of CrowdWorks, Inc.
Standing Auditor Hiroshi Mukai
Graduated Hiroshima University's School of Political Science and Economics. Joined Nippon Recruit Center Co., Ltd. (currently Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.) in 1975. First worked for a magazine for recruiting new graduates and mid-career workers, and later worked in marketing communications (MC) supporting sales promotions. While in MC, general manager of the car sensor business and improved profits. While expanding the business area, led the start-up of Zexy and helped establish its business base. In 2002, appointed as a director at Kadokawa Shoten Co., Ltd. (currently KADOKAWA Co., Ltd.). Worked as the department manager of the Walker Department and Advertising Business Department. Later appointed as president of Kadokawa Jcom Media Co., Ltd., a joint venture with Jupiter Telecommunications Co., Ltd.
In September 2013, appointed as full-time auditor of CrowdWorks Inc.
Part-time Auditor Junichi Ehara
In 2006, joined Sunfinity Co., Ltd. As the manager of the Business Administration Division, helped the company to be listed.
In 2008, joined Livesense Inc. Built the business workflow in the administration department and conducted external negotiations with audit firms and securities companies to prepare for the company's listing. In 2010, appointed as a full-time auditor of the company. Established an auditing system for listing shares on the stock market, and assisted with listing shares on Mothers (Tokyo Stock Exchange) in 2011 and the switchover to the Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section in 2012.
In September 2013, appointed as part-time auditor of CrowdWorks Inc.
Part-time Auditor Kotaro Ikeda
In April 2001, joined Pola Cosmetics Honpo Co., Ltd. (currently POLA Inc.) .
In March 2006, graduated Sophia University's Graduate School of Law.
In December 2007, registered as a lawyer.
In January 2008, joined Authense Law Offices.
In June 2015, appointed as an outside director for The CFO Consulting Co., Ltd.
In December 2015, appointed as a part-time auditor of CrowdWorks Inc.
Executive Officer / Head of New Business Kiyoteru Okuno
Received a Master's degree at Osaka Prefecture University, then joined Rakuten, Inc. in 2010 and worked as a golf course sales consultant. Founded Orries Co., Ltd. in 2011. Became a director of the company and oversees the advertising management business.
In 2014, participated in CrowdWorks Co., Ltd. and was in charge of marketing. After that, he became the person in charge of launching Biz Assistant Online.Established Bizasst Co., Ltd. in 2018 and assumed a managing director.
In January 2021, appointed as an Executive Officer.
Executive Officer / Head of Group Strategy Keita Nakayama
After graduating from Keio University, he joined Recruit Agent (now Recruit Career Co., Ltd.) in 2007. (now Recruit Career Co., Ltd.) in 2007. In addition to sales of human resource services in the mid-career and new graduate fields, he experienced service planning and sales planning as a business development manager for new services. After joining CrowdWorks, he managed the sales organization for the crowdsourcing enterprise service and developed new business, and then became the business manager of "CrowdTech," an agent service for freelance engineers and creators.
In February 2015, joined Crowdworks, Inc.
In October 2019, appointed as a Executive Officer.
Executive Officer / Head of IR, M&A Yusuke Thomas Aiba
Graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University with a degree in International Political Economy. Joined Merrill Lynch Japan Securities (now BofA Securities) as a new graduate. He worked for about 13 years in the Equities Division of the Global Markets Department, where he was engaged in sales of Japanese equities to institutional investors in Japan and overseas. Later, at the Financial Strategy Department of Mizuho Securities, he was engaged in the establishment of a solution business for corporate clients, utilizing his knowledge of the market. He experienced a wide range of equity business, including dissolving cross-shareholdings of large companies, creating equity stories of growing companies, advising on investor relations, and fundraising from the market's viewpoint.
In November 2021, Joined Crowdworks Inc.
In January 2023, appointed as Executive Officer.
Executive Officer and CRO (Chief Revenue Officer) Ryo Sakai
Graduated Meiji University's Faculty of Political Science and Economics. Joined CrowdWorks, Inc. as a new graduate in 2016. After launching the business of “Cloud Tech”, an agent service for freelance engineers and designers, and managing the productivity improvement SaaS “Cloud Log”, he was appointed as the product manager in January 2023, and has been in charge of the business management of “Crowd Works”. engaged.
In April 2015, joined CrowdWorks Inc. as an intern.
In April 2016 Joined CrowdWorks Inc. as a new graduate
In July 2023, appointed as an Executive Officer and CRO(Chief Revenue Officer).
Adviser Tadao Ishizumi
After graduating from the Faculty of Law at Keio University, he joined a stationery manufacturer. A year later, he was sent to the U.S. to cultivate the stationery market, where he served as manager of the Chicago branch and then as vice president. In 1986, he established Reed Exhibitions Japan K.K. (now RX Japan), a trade show organizer, and became its president, growing it into one of the world's largest and most profitable companies. In 2009, he was elected Chairman of the Japan Association of Exhibition & Convention Bureau. He also retired as president of the Japan Exhibition Association and became honorary chairman. 2021, he retired from two honorary chairmanships and became advisor to the Nittenkyo. 2022, he became chairman of the board of directors of Toki Messe Niigata Convention Center in his hometown of Niigata. He is the author of "Honesty is No Fool" (Diamond Inc.), which is highly regarded as an enlightening book on trade fairs, and has given about 90 lectures at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and other ministries and local governments.
In December 2021, he became an advisor to Crowdworks Inc.
Investment Committee Advisor tsuneo watanabe
Graduated from Kyoto University, Faculty of Economics. At Nihon M&A Center Inc., he led M&A transactions in all industries and regions, including TOB deals for listed companies, was named company MVP three times, and was introduced by Nikkei Veritas as a "leading M&A expert for small and midsize companies". Since then, he has been responsible for the development of Japan's M&A industry by establishing industry-specific M&A teams in the Japanese M&A industry.
Ltd. and Director of Nihon M&A Center Holdings, Inc., Nihon M&A Center Inc., Japan Investment Fund, Inc. and Batons, Inc. and retired as a director of Nihon M&A Center Holdings, Inc. in March 2023. Currently, he provides consulting services to several companies to improve their corporate value, and is also a director of ARRK CORPORATION, an outside director of Geolonia Inc., and an outside director of LDT Co.,Ltd.
In August 2023, appointed as Investment Committee Advisor of CrowdWorks, Inc.