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 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, installed as a corporate officer.
In December 2020, installed as an director.
Director 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, installed as an director.
Director 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.
Director and CINO Shuzo Narita
While a student at Keio University's Faculty of Economics, joined Astamuse Co., Ltd. Assisted with the business planning of "astamuse," an open innovation support service. Also started a joint project with a major recruiting company and worked in site direction, web marketing, etc. Later founded Atokore Co., Ltd. and became its president. Launched the "atokore" site that explains art works. Also developed iPhone apps. Joined CrowdWorks Inc. in 2012 and installed as an executive officer.
In August 2014, appointed as a company director.
In April 2015, appointed as Vice President.
In October 2020, appointed as a Chief Innovation Officer.
Director Yuko Tanaka
Graduated University of Tokyo's Faculty of Law. At Toyota Motor Corporation, introduced new cars to the market and created supply and demand plans and sales strategies. At Jupiter Shop Channel, gained experience in business management planning and business development. At strategic consulting firm A.T. Kearney, worked on wide-ranging consulting projects for major companies related to company-wide strategies, business strategies, new business development, restructuring, cost reduction, due diligence, etc. Since July 2011, manager of consumer goods and retail practices.
In April 2014, joined CrowdWorks Inc. and installed as a corporate officer.
In December 2019, installed as an director.
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.
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 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 Keita Nakayama
Graduated Keio University, then joined Recruit Agent Co., Ltd. (currently Recruit Career Co., Ltd.) in 2007. Gained experience in service planning and sales planning while working in human resource service sales for mid-career workers and new graduates and in the business development of new services. In February 2015, joined CrowdWorks Inc. Managed crowd sourcing sales organization services for companies and developed new business lines. Later became "Crowd Tech" department manager offering agenting services for freelance engineers and creators. In October 2019, appointed as a executive officer.
Executive Officer and CHRO Junichi Ito
Graduated from the Department of Educational Administration, Faculty of Education, University of Tokyo in 1993. In the same year, he joined Sanwa Bank (currently Mitsubishi UFJ Bank), where he traded Japanese government bond (JGB) futures. In 1998, he joined Morgan Stanley Asset Management, where he focused on international diversification, and in 2000 he moved to Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where he became a portfolio manager of Japanese equities. Since 2002, he has been a portfolio manager of long/short strategies in Japanese equities at hedge funds for about 21 years, including Horizon Asset International and Millennium Capital Management. He is also the founder of the University of Tokyo's Financial Research Association, which grew to 980 members within a year and four months of its launch.
He joined Cloudworks, Inc. in September 2021.