Tamotsu Kondou


President: One of the founding members of KIZASHI Corporation
Tamotsu Kondou started his career at Sanwa Bank (current Mitsubishi UFJ Bank) where he worked in branch office sales, derivative products marketing, and WEB business planning and promotion. In 2000, he joined one of the major executive search firms in Japan, and launched its Osaka office as the core member for its establishment. After assuming responsibility as General Manager of Western Japan Region, he was appointed as Director of Headhunting Business to manage all executive search projects. He has conducted a wide range of search projects including CEOs of listed companies, successor projects, and highly-specific engineer searches as a search consultant and experienced in most of the industries except in finance. In order to realize strong and powerful corporate society through headhunting activities based on his ideology, he deiced to establish KIZASHI Corporation in 2011He has conducted over 300 headhunting projects (20 CEO projects and over 100 board positions) cumulatively. He is considered as the Top Headhunter in Japan.
Tamotsu graduated from Nagoya Institute of Technology (MS in Production System Engineering).


Reiko Ishikawa

Director & Partner

Partner: One of the founding members of KIZASHI Corporation
Reiko Ishikawa worked in Patent Department of an electronics company when intellectual property strategy became the concerning issue of the time in Japan. After working for a foundation for a while, she joined Jomon Associates in 1999. She spent 13 years conducting various search projects involving manufacturer, professional firms, and distribution service industries for the Japanese and foreign clients. She contributed to the growth of Jomon by launching Nagoya Branch Office where she led the group as the General Manager. From early 2000’s, she expanded her expertise by conducting many projects to identify and recruit outside board members for numerous Japanese companies.
In 2012, Reiko joined the founding members of KIZASHI to connect various companies contributing to the society and key business persons who act as catalysts for change to create prosperous future. She also lectures at universities for career planning and development of university students.
Reiko graduated form Keio University (BA in Law).


Hideki Ishibe

Director & Partner

Partner: One of the founding members of KIZASHI Corporation
Hideki Ishibe started his career at Mitsubishi UFJ Research & Consulting where he joined their Organizational and Human resources consulting Department, working at the company for three years. He then moved to Delloite Tohmatsu Consulting and continued his work as an HR Consultant for two years. He joined Sanyo Electronics in 2003 where he worked on HR system planning, M&A and organizational reform projects in Human Resources Department and was appointed as HR Manager of China Office for 1.5 years from 2005. He joined Jomon Associates in 2007 to conduct search assignments involving corporate managers and engineers in Kansai area. In 2012, he joined the founding members of KIZASHI. Currently, he mainly works on the projects in Kansai area.
Hideki graduated from Yokohama National University (BA in Economics).


Takashi Mochizuki


Japan Headhunter Awards MVP (2010 – Industrial Sector) and Honorable Distinction awardee (2011 – Industrial Sector) Takashi Mochizuki has been a search professional since 1998. He conducts senior-level search assignments for Japanese and multinational industrial, automotive and consumer / retail clients.
He joined Kizashi Corporation in February 2015 after resigning from Shimamoto Parnters (a member of Penryhn International) as Corporate Officer and Partner. Prior to that Takashi headed the Industrial Practice at Heidrick & Struggles Japan. Previously he served as Managing Director (Industrial Practice) at Korn/Ferry International-Japan.
Earlier in his career he was Director of Kosai Kogei Co., Ltd., a JASDAQ listed jewellery manufacturer, where he oversaw its IPO, completed in 1995. He was also seconded to the company’s wholesale subsidiary as President for four years.
Takashi began his career at Toyota Motor Corporation, where for 10 years he was extensively engaged in overseas marketing of Toyota vehicles.
He graduated from the University of Tokyo (B.A., Economics) and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York.
Takashi is Committee Chair of Columbia Business School Club of Japan.


Yuko Shirazawa


Yuko Shirazawa joined Kizashi Corporation in Nov 2016 as a consultant. Prior to join Kizashi, she was a senior associate in the Industrial Sector, where she took full responsibility for research and supported the consultant. She had done number of successful CEO, CFO and Country Manager searches in the area of automotive, electronics, chemical, machinery and business services in both Multinational and Japanese companies for 8 years.
Previously she was a head of research associate of Jomon Associates, a Japanese executive search firm, for six years. There, she was involved in a number of assignments and contributed to the completions.

Yuko Shirazawa