Staff

Kenji HARA

President

Graduated from the Economics Department at the University of Tokyo and joined Recruit Co.,Ltd. in 1985. After working at the finance department, took a study leave for Waseda Business School at Waseda University. Returned to work in the Recruit Group Management, Human Resources, and Information Systems departments. Began working in technology transfer services in 2003, and established Tech Manage Corp. in 2012. Has coauthored "Knowledge management at Recruit Co.,Ltd." (Nikkei BP). Comes from Izumo city, Shimane Prefecture. In his free time, enjoys practicing with his band and going to soccer matches.

Naoki "Bookie" SUGIMOTO

Director
Licensing Associate

Graduated from Osaka University's Engineering School, majoring in Fermentation Engineering. Started working in Recruit Co.,Ltd. in 1988. Helped start up the Technology Transfer Department in 1998, and worked for 14 years as a Technology Transfer Associate, in technology licensing services from universities to businesses. One of the founding members of Tech Manage Corp. Enjoys watching rugby matches. From Yonago City, Tottori Prefecture.

Keiji FUJITO

Director
Licensing Associate

Graduated from the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Joined Recruit Co.,Ltd. in 1987. Designed the company's data communication network as an Operations Engineer in the Information Communication and Network Department. Worked in corporate sales for employment information magazines, HR development, and organizational reform programs in the Human Resources Services Department from 1990 to 2002. Started working in Technology Management Department in 2004. Co-founded Tech Manage Corp. in 2012. From Kanzaki City, Saga Prefecture.

Akiko ONO

Director
Licensing Associate

Started working at Recruit Co.,Ltd. in 1992 after graduating from Fuji Women's University's Literature Department. Joined the Technology Management Department at Recruit in 2002. For the next ten years, worked as a Technology Transfer Associate, responsible for the technology transfers of new materials and biotechnology. Co-founded Tech Manage Corp. in 2012.

Hideo TAKAHASHI

Licensing Associate

Graduated from Tohoku University, majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Joined Recruit Co.,Ltd. in 1987. Conducted Financial Management, International Operations(NY), Legal, Business planning of Human Resource Management. Joined Tech Manage Corp. in 2017. Enjoys sea fishing. From Oyama City, Tochigi Prefecture.

Jun TAKAHASHI

Licensing Associate

Joined the technology transfer dept. of Recruit Co.,Ltd., the predecessor organization of Tech Manage Corp., in 2005, after received a MEng at the Tokyo Tech. Along the way, he enrolled in a PhD program at Kyoto University in 2008, resumed work in technology transfer business in 2012 when Tech Manage Corp. was being founded. Received his PhD from Kyoto University for his study of marine biology.

Yusuke OTA

Licensing Associate

Obtained his master's degree in Chemistry from Osaka University. After that, started working in the furniture and home accessories retail company. Then participated in Tech Manage Corp. in 2014.

Ryuichi USUI

Licensing Associate

After graduating from Keio University, obtained his Doctor of Science degree in the Department of Physics at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. His major is astrophysics. After that, started working as a programer. Then participated in Tech Manage Corp. in January 2015.

Ryo TAKAYANAGI

Licensing Associate

Obtained his Ph. D. at the Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine. His major is the Infectious control of virus. After that, worked at a cosmetic company. Then participated in Tech Manage Corp. in October 2015.

Kanako FUKUMOTO

Licensing Associate

Obtaind her master’s degree at the Tokyo Institute of Technology,technical management major. After that, started working in semiconductor manufacturer to develop liquid crystal displays and attend public relations of intellectual property. Then participated in Tech Manage Corp. in April 2017.


Licensing Associate

After graduating from Chuo University, obtained her master's degree emphasis on Policy Studies from the National Graduate Institute. After that, worked at IT company as a salesperson. Joined Tech Manage Corp. in May 2019.


Marketing Specialist

After graduating from Toyama University, obtained her master's degree in the Graduate School of Nanobioscience at the Yokohama City University. Worked as a Medical Representative in the pharmaceutical company, and started working at the Technology Management Department in Recruit Co.,Ltd. in October 2005, responsible for transfers of university research-based inventions. Joined Tech Manage Corp. in 2013.

Yu TSURUHARA

Marketing Specialist

After graduating from Sophia University, worked for a private tutoring service and joined the technology transfer department of Recruit Co.,Ltd in 2011. Worked as an assistant for 5 years and rejoined in 2021.

Maya KOGA

Marketing Specialist

Over 15 years of working experiences include a financial associate generating and analyzing financial statements at a major publication and human resources company in Japan, and a captive manager preparing financial statements and complying all aspects of legal requirements for captive insurance clients at a major insurance company in the U.S, and joined Tech Manage Corp. in 2017.


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