Executive recruitment expert founded in 1992

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Our Service to Employers

The Service of a highly effective executive search firm with access to people of extraordinary skill can greatly promote your firm's global success. ICPA is committed to helping your company achieve greater success through recruitment of the very best staff and management. By presenting you with superior quality candidates, we aim to be your first choice in recruitment. We are focused on providing you an effective blend of industry knowledge and search skills on a local, regional, or international basis. We are committed to quality.

Find out how ICPA can help you find leading-edge talent
Prepared to develop and execute a timely and effective search. Our consultants keep current with the latest issues used in your industry and are experienced in recruiting both in your local market and globally.
Offering you the opportunity to widen the pool of candidates to choose from. All ICPA staff is multilingual and use refined research techniques and direct contact methods to identify and qualify candidates throughout the globe.
Wherever you are in Asia, Tokyo or elsewhere, your ICPA search consultant is available during your business hours and ready to act on events that affect your staffing.
We are determined to provide you timely and thorough staffing services which enhance your recruiting efforts both locally and on a worldwide basis. Using intensive research, direct contact, and discreet international advertising, we will identify and recommend individuals with the required skills. We aim to be a long-term business partner and strive to continually improve our level of service to you.
To get to know your company's professional environment and the details of any open positions in order to develop a profile of your ideal candidate. In this way, we can accurately and effectively present your company's opportunities to the right people. We work during your business hours and are readily available to answer your questions or update you on the status of your project.
We seek to establish a long-term relationship and pledge to uphold the highest ethical values and integrity. All information received during the course of our work is held in the strictest of confidence. Client companies and candidates are only identified with prior permission.

Announcements

Looking for a career opportunity?

ICPA provides career change support services from staff level to executive level. The candidates we recommend to recruiters are treated as "leading candidates", so you can significantly lead other candidates from the first step. Our clients recognize and appreciate our professional matching procedures, care in studying their business, and concern for their hiring criteria. This gives you, as a candidate, a higher visibility and credibility when submitted through us and sets you apart from the hundreds of unscreened candidates.

Why ICPA is your best source of new career opportunities?
What you cannot do as a job seeker is compare your candidature to others applying for a position. We have years of industry specific salary knowledge and recruiting experience with our clients. We use this insight to suggest possible job opportunities for you which match you best - many times opportunities which you may not have known about.
Most resumes go to the Human Resources department en masse, to be sorted and filed by administrators who may not see your fit for the job you are seeking. Our consultants, in partnership with Human Resources, present you directly to the hiring manager and make known the key reasons why we feel you are a good candidate. We then follow through each step of the recruiting process, giving you updates, and letting you - and the client - know the positive or negative outcomes that bear on the situation.
All information about you is held in strict confidence We will secure your permission before disclosing any information about you to any prospective employer. You will always know which company we are presenting to you. Also, we are happy to arrange special procedures to protect your identity in cases where the risk of exposure is high.
All fees are paid by hiring companies who have enlisted our support. Candidates will never be asked to pay for any service performed by ICPA. Also, we are available to help with any coordination or administrative support to assist you in moving to your new position. Our consultants have years of international experience and can suggest solutions to any concerns you may have as you transfer to your new position.
On a potential employer, you need to make an educated career decision. Beyond superficial job descriptions, ICPA consultants make sure you know a company's history, products, markets, corporate style, expectations, and merits. We can inquire about specific issues of concern to you before the first meeting, and along the way. Through us, details about the team you are going to work with, and backgrounds of key individuals can be learned. We strive to identify the firm with the best environment for you to be successful in.
The final stages of a hiring process can be tense for one or both sides. It is difficult to negotiate effectively for oneself and maintain good will with your future employer. Our consultants are professionals in helping you and the company come to terms of mutual satisfaction. We help you assess the competitiveness of an offer and try to resolve any lingering problems while maintaining positive feelings on both sides. We often help both parties negotiate final matters of salary level, title, benefits, as well as other issues

Our Consultants

Tony Rodriguez

Tony Rodriguez

CEO & Founder

Tony Rodriguez

CEO & Founder

Tony Rodriguez

Focus: Financial Systems and Management Consulting

"I founded ICPA to provide a better technical recruiting service than what I had been able to find while I was a systems project manager. I have always enjoyed working with clients on a consultative basis to help them develop their human resources. I find I can leverage my technical knowledge and my experience in the Japanese recruiting industry to help them implement their plans in a timely fashion. It's extremely rewarding to see people I have placed with our clients rise in their firms and become leaders."

Tony Rodriguez founded ICPA in 1992 after seven years of international systems engineering and project management work.

He has worked for ESL, a TRW subsidiary, United Airlines, and has been a consultant to Kaiser Permanente and European Computer Systems.

At ICPA, Tony focuses on management search for the financial and management consulting industries. He also provides clients with in-house recruiting strategy and administration consulting.

Mr. Rodriguez holds a BA in political science with a minor in management information systems from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

If you have any enquiry, please feel free to contact him 03-6362-9405

Ryo Sonobe

Ryo Sonobe

Managing Director

Ryo Sonobe

Managing Director

Ryo Sonobe

Experience

Ryo has 15 years’ experience in recruiting specializing in enterprise IT and Internet industries. He started his career in recruiting and outsourcing and was then assigned to IBM’s infrastructure project manager for 2 years. After this IBM project, he built and led an engineer recruiting team. He moved to Hays Specialist Recruitment Japan and started headhunting for multi-national IT companies.

In 2008, he moved to ICPA and worked well with Oracle, Microsoft, Salesforce.com, Cisco and NetApp. He was awarded by Salesforce.com as Top agency recruiter in 2009 and 2010. He moved to Salesforce.com as a Corporate Recruiting Manager and experienced corporate recruiting in 2010-2011.

He then re-joined ICPA in 2012 and led ICPA as Vice President. ICPA and Ryo were awarded from Amazon/AWS as top external recruiters in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Since 2016 he has been working as the Managing Director of ICPA. He has been leading ICPA and ensuring individual consulting activities are strong.

Expertise

Enterprise IT (Software, Infrastructure and Cloud) and Internet Industries.

Sales, Marketing, Product Manager, Business Development, Training, Consultant, Recruiter and Research Engineer. From Individual Expert to Country Manager.

Messages

For Candidates:
Please understand if we suddenly approach you regarding an opportunity. If we do so. It is because we have a very clear reason why we contacted you and have a position you might be interested in and get high value from. Please give us a few minutes to introduce our customer, and the challenging position we have which might be of interest to you.

For Clients:
ICPA is a very unique company that we propose contingency fee recruiting, but similar retainer search recruiting. We are an agency who meets customers’ needs with a promised amount of working activities. We don’t use, any Job Advertisement, we only approach prospective candidates who are not looking for a job. Therefore, we approach only high value candidates who are a great match for your requirements. We search your competitor’s employees and search community activity with Google search. If you have a position with complex Criteria and a specific target candidate, ICPA will work well for you.

Masaki Kubota

Masaki Kubota

Senior Associate, Team Lead

Masaki Kubota

Senior Associate, Team Lead

Masaki Kubota

Work Experiences

From a government officer to a system development engineer and project manager for manufacturing / medical industry for a private IT company. Then, with the mentioned experience he moved into recruiting, focusing on IT and business process modification of foreign companies.
Since 2014, he has been an active top recruiter in the logistics planning department of a foreign company.

Area of Expertise

Cover a wide range of IT / Logistics / Finance / Robot / Manufacturing / Retail / Media / Real estate.

Message to candidate who is considering of career change

Regarding your career background, I hope you understand that I would like to contact you to propose challenging successful career opportunities. I would be grateful if I could have the opportunity to talk with you.

Yukari Asano

Yukari Asano

Senior Associate

Yukari Asano

Senior Associate

Yukari Asano

Work Experience

Joined ICPA after having experienced sales at a foreign manufacturer. She was mainly in charge of the establishment of the Japanese office of a foreign startup company and the recruitment of a Japanese venture company.

Area of Expertise

General sales area, business development

Message for prospective candidates

Our headhunters usually in contact with those who are assumed to have suited skills from requests from companies, so there are situations that we would suddenly contact you.

Most of my expertise is foreign startup companies, which are mainly interested in young and active candidates.

I build good relationship with my clients as well, I received a saying it was their first time of getting headhunted, as a result, leading to strong client relationships.
Even if you are not considering changing jobs, it is possible to start with a casual story including career consultation, so please feel free to contact us.

Satomi Ikeda

Satomi Ikeda

Senior Associate

Satomi Ikeda

Senior Associate

Satomi Ikeda

Work Experiences

Engaged in corporate sales and coordinator for about 15 years at several major human resource service companies. Established a company newly listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and established a call center for a certain credit sales company.

Area of Expertise

Venture capital (venture capitalist, business development), New business development, Management (Executive class), Administration (Accounting / Finance / Legal / HR / Public Relations)

Message to candidate

Sudden scouting may be a nuisance, however, the reason for scouting is that we can propose a field (company) where you can play an active role.

"I want to achieve goals at work", "I want to achieve in life", I want to respond to your goals.

My motto is all encounters are precious, so I believe being a bridge between you and the company is a meaningful job.

Hirotoshi Mizoguchi

Hirotoshi Mizoguchi

Senior Associate

Hirotoshi Mizoguchi

Senior Associate

Hirotoshi Mizoguchi

Work Experience

After graduating university, I worked as B-to-C sales promotion and led business operation for corporate then moved to a Printing Company worked as General Manager in charge of warehouse, transportation, client account management and operations manager.

Area of Expertise

Sales, Logistics

Message to candidate

As a professional headhunter, utilizing candidate’s expertise before contacting candidate is crucial. You might be confused by a sudden contact from us but please be assured that we would do our best in order to help your career development. As Japan is considered as a special country, I want to do my best in finding our candidate’s specialty as well.

Shinichiro Nakahara

Associate

Shinichiro Nakahara

Work Experiences

After graduating from university, I worked in the media field has been developing new and existing Internet job advertisements. After that, we introduced a wide range of projects from major companies to venture companies as our recruiters.

Area of Expertise

Business promotion position (Business development, business strategy, sales, technical sales, etc.)
Positions related to service development (Product manager, project manager, software engineer, consultant, etc.)

Message to candidate

When introducing a project, we will explain the reason for the request and the information of the company (business model, recruitment background, organization overview, position work details, etc.) that you introduced.

Candidates will tell you about their careers and future career path plans, and we will introduce them separately if there is a better fit.

If you have any questions about the project, please feel free to let me know. I look forward to talking with you.

Hikaru Nishino

Hikaru Nishino

Associate

Hikaru Nishino

Associate

Hikaru Nishino

Work Experience

Graduated University (Major; Law), Hikaru joined oversea travel agency and worked as domestic business development and sales. After that she owned oversea branch project in South East Asia and managed as General Manager. She developed original exaction program and new business/challenges.

Area of Expertise

New business development, Venture Capital, Marketing in Internet and Technology industries

Daiki Taguchi

Daiki Taguchi

Associate

Daiki Taguchi

Associate

Daiki Taguchi

Work Experiences

After graduating from university, I joined ICPA after working as a sales maker (sales for new customers and sales for existing customers) and a planning profession (new product development) at a retail maker with wedding halls and hotels.

Area of Expertise

Sales, New business development

Message to candidate

We offer headhunting scouting based on client requests. Therefore, after a great consideration after finding that you are a great match for our client, I will contact you.

Yuka Morikawa

Yuka Morikawa

Associate

Yuka Morikawa

Associate

Yuka Morikawa

Work Experiences

After graduating from the Faculty of Economics at Okayama University, she joined Shionogi Pharmaceutical as an MR, engaged in new customer development and sales through developing sales channels.

Then she joined ICPA.

Responsible for supporting the expansion of major foreign-affiliated companies and foreign-affiliated companies into Japan, and supporting Japanese startups (venture companies).

In particular, she has strengths in emphasizing competencies and abilities from different industries.

Area of Expertise

Major foreign companies (E-commerce and logistics), DX promotion in the manufacturing industry, Internet domain and technology companies such as Japanese venture companies.

Nakami Kakuhira

Nakami Kakuhira

Associate

Nakami Kakuhira

Associate

Nakami Kakuhira

Work Experiences

After graduating from university (Faculty of International Studies), served as a flight attendant for four years at a foreign airline. After that, she joined the headhunting company ICPA and became a Recruiting Consultant (Associate).

Area of Expertise

Logistics, major foreign companies (E-commerce and logistics) sales, Internet and technology areas, new business development, venture companies

Message to candidate

As a professional headhunter, utilizing candidate’s expertise before contacting candidate is crucial. You might be confused by a sudden contact from us but please be assured that we would do our best in order to help your career development.

Mukthida KongChom

Mukthida KongChom

Researcher

Mukthida KongChom

Researcher

Mukthida KongChom

Work Experience

Experienced in travel industry for 3 years.
To support Japanese customer and learning communication and interpretation skill.

Area of Expertise

IT Solutions/ Supply Chain/ Financial/ Facility/ Manufacturing/ Robotics/ Retail/ Media/ Real estate

Message to candidate

Please feel free to contact if you are interested.

About us

ICPA has been providing global companies with executive recruitment services since 1992. Our consultants have years of experience recruiting in their specialties. Whether you need a very senior professional or are hiring mid-career staff, our consultants have established contacts and are ready to quickly help you.

Our industry groups are focused on finding you candidates in these industries:

Software, Consulting, Finance, Insurance, Systems Integration, Telecomm and Networking, Sales and Marketing, Accounting and Infrastructure

Information Technology

40%

Sales & Marketing

20%

Business Development

15%

Manufacturer

15%

Legal and HR

10%

Join ICPA

Do you have a high energy attitude and the drive for success?

Since 1992, ICPA has provided global companies with the very best leading-edge recruitment services. With offices in Tokyo and Bangkok we have grown into a highly successful international firm specializing in technical and management search for Japanese speaking professionals in Asia. Due to our business expansion, we are currently recruiting new members for our team for the position of Recruiter in Bangkok. This position requires many of the following:

  • High energy attitude and drive for success
  • Sales experience
  • Ability to speak with and understand technical corporate managers
  • Excellent telephone skills
  • Good people skills
  • Excellent English
  • Age between mid-20s to mid-30s

Benefits
We offer a great compensation package, full work permit support, medical insurance, fitness club membership, 15 days annual leave, and excellent career training.

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Our Commitment To Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

The Information We Collect
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the ICPA website. On some pages, you can upload your information to apply for an open position. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:
    Name
  • Email address
  • Applied position
  • Resume

How We Use Information
We use the information you provide about yourself when applying for a position. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to file the application.

We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

We never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Our Commitment To Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How To Access Or Correct Your Information
You can review, change or correct your personal information we collect online at any time. To do so, simply call our administration at +81 3-4590-0038 (Japan).

To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

How We Obtain Information
We obtain information in a variety of ways including personal referrals, public data sources, and by candidate self-submittal. All information we receive, and hold is in accordance with the laws of Japan and the US. We only use this data to discreetly contact people and introduce our career opportunities. We do not release this data or share it with others. If you want us to remove you from our database, please contact us at our office and we will do it.

How To Contact Us
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please call us at +81 3-4590-0038.

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