Joined Advantage Partners in January 2002. Responsibilities to date include Polygon Pictures Inc., Nihonkaisui Co., Ltd., GST AutoLeather Inc., and Xacti Corporation. Currently chiefly responsible for improving corporate value for existing portfolios. Engaged in the planning and execution of business strategies, cost reduction, the rebuilding of chain stores, marketing channel strategies, Japan entry strategies for finance, software, auto, electronics, consumer products, and the healthcare industry at strategy consulting company Bain & Company Japan Incorporated after graduating from university, after which he was engaged in incubation activities for e-commerce and software-related ventures as a founding member of New Media Japan. Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, Asian Studies, University of Tokyo; Master of Business Administration (MBA), Harvard Business School.