Founder and CEO
Ayumi is a Japanese digital marketer/localization expert with over 10 years’ experience, possessing work experience in London, Hong Kong, New York, and Tokyo. She allows international enterprises to transition effortlessly into the localization stage of digital marketing for the Japan market, through a deep understanding of current local industry conditions, her expertise in raising brand awareness from scratch, and nurturing leads for novel products or ideas. She holds B.A. from Keio University and an MBA from Johnson School of Management at the Cornell Tech campus in New York City.
Yasuhiro (Yasu) Karakawa
Yasu has been working with client companies to generate creative business ideas while nurturing entrepreneurial and innovative culture within the client team as a founder of Tokyo-based innovation consulting and coaching boutique firm EdgeBridge LLC since 2016. He led market creation projects in US, Asia and Africa while blending his professional experiences in consumer/customer insight, brand marketing and integrated communication gained at PwC, Interbrand and Saatchi & Saatchi over his 20 years’ career. He holds B.A. from Keio University, an MBA from Johnson School of Management at Cornell University (Sustainable Global Enterprise & Innovation) and an Executive Master in Change at INSEAD (Organizational Psychology).
Takeshi is the CEO and Founder of Paver, Inc., a boutique consulting firm based in Tokyo, Japan. Prior to Paver, he held executive positions at several leading Internet companies, including Golf Digest Online, the largest golf e-commerce and tee time reservation platform in Japan. Takeshi serves as the Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of JFLA Holdings., a leading food service company in Japan. Takeshi earned his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In his spare time, Takeshi is an avid skier and enjoys going on sky trips with his family.