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  1. 1. Corporate Introduction Revamp Corporation NXB Aoyama 3F, 2-26-37 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062 JAPAN Tel +81-3-5413-7200 / Fax +81-3-5413-1750 May 2009
  2. 2. Introduction We founded Revamp for three reasons. First, to enhance the value of companies that are facing difficulties by fundamentally “revamping” all aspects of their business including its management, operation, and most importantly the mind of the employees. Second, to provide opportunities for the next generation management professionals to grow and succeed through the challenging projects. Third, to contribute to society by achieving the first two objectives. Revamp is now heading into its third year, and we feel that the Japanese business community expects firms like us to be successful. We heard voices from the owners of businesses that are facing difficulties, from financial institutions which carry such enterprises as their clients, and many other organizations. Moreover, we feel the expectation is continuously growing as many management professional candidates, who are willing to grow themselves to become strong management, continue to knock our door. We commit to meet and exceed these expectations by first delivering successful results in our current engagements. As one of our core values states, “we will dedicate our efforts only to truly strengthen the enterprise” to successfully enhance values at as many companies as possible. Managing Partner Takashi Sawada Genichi Tamatsuka
  3. 3. Revamp Corporate Profile Registered Name <ul><li>Revamp Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>株式会社リヴァンプ </li></ul>Managing Partners <ul><li>Takashi Sawada </li></ul><ul><li>Genichi Tamatsuka </li></ul>Incorporation <ul><li>September 2005 </li></ul>Head Office <ul><li>NXB Aoyama 3F, 2-26-37 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062 JAPAN </li></ul><ul><li>Tel +81-3-5413-7200 / Fax +81-3-5413-1750 </li></ul>Initial Capitalization <ul><li>1,075 Million Japanese Yen </li></ul>Business Outline <ul><li>Management Assistant Services </li></ul><ul><li>Management Team Dispatch </li></ul><ul><li>Financing Assistant Services </li></ul>Professionals <ul><li>42 professionals as of June, 2009 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Our Mission Send ‘Hands-on’ Management Team <ul><li>In all cases, we operate companies as executive management team and/or directors of the board </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dispatch a management team (Directors, C-class executives, line VPs) to the company backed by a controlling interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not engage in management consulting or advisory without hands-on management responsibilities </li></ul></ul>Put ‘Skin in the Game’ <ul><li>Principally, we participate in the equity of the companies for our share of the stake </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The purpose of our equity participation is to put ‘skin in the game’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The amount and share of our equity participation will be flexibly tailored to the situation </li></ul></ul>Our Mission We commit to enhancing the value of enterprise by fundamentally ‘revamping’ all aspects of corporate management Revamp Corporation provides results-based management services for companies in various stages. We engage in value enhancement projects by participating in hands-on management of companies and equity/success-based arrangements.
  5. 5. Our Services We provide management services to expand globally successful business concepts to Japan. We take lead in executing all necessary processes from market analysis, business plan development, establishment of legal entities, financing, to daily business operations. Our consumer centric approach and the ability to fully understand the intrinsic value of the Brand is highly evaluated by our foreign business partners. Revamp Corporation provides management services to companies in various stages from incubation of new business concepts to turning around troubled operations. Global Business Entry in Japan Venture companies which has accomplished initial success, but are willing to grow further tend to face challenges in various fields such as establishment of strong business infrastructures, internal control, recruiting, and financing. Revamp supports incubation of such ventures mainly in Japan by leveraging our experience and network. We not only accelerate the growth of business, but also establish a firm business platform sufficient for an IPO. New Venture Incubation We engage in rejuvenation of group businesses which cannot be detached from the parent company by MBO and other means. We dispatch a management team to reexamine the business plans and to drive the organization to the new goals. By providing a new culture to a matured company with a stagnant atmosphere, we will rejuvenate the motivation of employees to achieve the goals of the organization. Succession of business is one of the most important challenges for the founder of the business as well as its employees. Revamp will serve as the producer of the business succession, genuinely from a business perspective. We will enable a successful succession of business by assembling next generation management team and strengthening the business platform, while preserving the core values of the company. Business Succession We engage in companies which require financial assistance, to turnaround their business with priority on stabilizing the management and financial operations. As the core members of the management team, we provide a structured path of tailored initiatives to rapidly restore the company’s profitability and credibility. Restructuring / Turnaround Corporate Value Enhancement
  6. 6. Our Functions We conduct due diligence focused on business operations. Through the analysis of macro environment, market, product, marketing, business processes, infrastructures, organization, corporate culture, etc. we identify the root causes of the issues the business is facing, based on facts. Due Diligence We develop business plans based on the results of our due diligence as well as interviews with employees and customers. The plans, developed together with clear numerical objectives, will be divided into units which enables us to take specific actions and monitor their progress. Business Planning We develop and execute financing plans which are most appropriate for the business. According to the situation of the business, we take flexible approach from business finance, procurement of funds for a M&A, composition of a syndicate loan, and other investment vehicles. Corporate Finance We assemble the most appropriate management team leveraging both internal and external resources. In addition to our internal resources, Revamp also bears a vast network of management professionals as external resources. The combination of both resources enables us to quickly assemble and dispatch the most appropriate management team. Management Team While procuring the necessary funds together with our financial partners, we participate in the equity of the companies to put “skin in the game”. Principal Investment In each of our projects, Revamp offers the most appropriate function depending on the needs of our clients.
  7. 7. Founders/Managing Partners and Board of Directors Mr. Sawada graduated from Washington University with a Master’s degree and has an MBA from Chicago University. He began his career at Yamatake Honeywell, and later joined Boston Consulting Group, Corporate Direction, Towers Perrin, and Gemini Consulting. He is a member of the Society of Economics (U.S.). Mr. Uryu graduated from Waseda University with a BA in Politics. He began his career as an attorney in 1995 at Tsunematsu-Yanase-Sekine Law Firm. He later joined Matsuo Law Firm and Solomon Smith Barney (currently Nikko City Group). He was subsequently sent to the Vietnamese Justice Department by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations. In 2002, he established CAST Law P.C. In 2005, he established CAST Itoga Law P.C. Takashi (Tak) established Revamp Corporation in 2005. Prior to establishing Revamp, Tak served as the founder and President of Kiacon Corporation, Japan’s first private equity fund focused in the retail industry.Known as the promoter of the nation-wide ‘fleece fad’, Tak played a central role in the rapid growth of Fast-Retailing Co. Ltd, operator of Asia's largest casual wear specialty chain, UNIQLO. During his tenure, company revenue grew from US$ 400 million to US$ 3.5 billion. He served as an Executive Vice President from 1998 to 2002. Tak graduated from Sophia University, Tokyo. Genichi (Gen) established Revamp Corporation in 2005. Before Revamp, Gen served as President and COO of Fast-Retailing Co. Ltd, from 2002 to 2005. As the youngest executive to manage the US$ 3.5 billion apparel operation, Gen successfully turned the company around during a period of rapid growth while maintaining bottom-line results. Gen started his business career with Asahi Glass Co. Ltd. He is a graduate of Keio University, Tokyo, Case Western Reserve University (MBA), and The Garvin School of International Management (Thunderbird) (MBA). Takashi Sawada Managing Partner Genichi Tamatsuka Managing Partner Kentaro Uryu Board Member   (Attorney-At-Law, Managing Partner of Soga ・ Uryu ・ Itoga Law P.C.) Hiroyuki Sawada Board member   (Booz & Company Inc., Representative Director)
  8. 8. Partners Mr. Uetadani graduated from the University of Tokyo with a BA in Economics. He started his career as a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton (Japan) Inc., where his experience included developing and implementing strategic solutions for a wide range of business issues. Subsequently, he joined Ohmae & Associates as a Partner, where he was primarily engaged in Incubation/VC/Buyout businesses. Most recently, he worked for Kuroda Electric Co., Ltd. as a board member and an operating officer for overseas operations. Mr. Shinozaki joined Chuo PwC Audit Corporation, one of the Big 4 accounting firms, where he was engaged in audits, IPO support, and financial due diligence. Subsequently, he joined Microsoft and Master Foods as Controller. He later worked independently as a CPA, with experience that included outside CFO, turnaround and financial restructuring. He has CPA qualifications in Japan. Mr. Takeda graduated from Konan University with a BA in Economics and holds an MIBS degree from the University of South Carolina. He started his professional career at Arthur Andersen LLP (New York), where his experience included developing and implementing strategic solutions, including M&A in the retail industry. In 2003, he and Takashi Sawada established Kiacon Corporation, Japan’s first private equity fund focused in the retail industry, where he worked as a strategic director. Mr. Maltz graduated from California State University with a Master’s degree and acquired an MBA from The American Graduate School of International Management in Arizona (Thunderbird).  After his 12 years experience at ICEE, the world’s largest frozen carbonated beverage company, he joined Starbucks Coffee as one of the original members and assumed the role of COO.  Mr. Maltz later founded the Borderless Investment Group to invest in qualified American consumer concepts to establish them in the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Yuasa graduated from the University of Tokyo. He started his professional career as a management consultant at Accenture Japan Ltd., where his experience included developing and implementing strategic solutions mainly in the Food and Retail industries. Shinichi Uetadani Partner Shingo Shinozaki Partner Naoji Takeda Partner Lawrence Maltz Partner Tomoyuki Yuasa Partner
  9. 9. Overview of Typical Project Process: The Case of Retail Business Turnaround Our basic approach for projects follows the phase of Business Due Diligence, Business Planning, Execution, and Monitoring. <ul><li>Legal and accounting due diligence </li></ul><ul><li>Develop equity finance structures </li></ul>Objectives Actions 2-3 Years After 3 rd Year Expansion 1.5-2.5 Years 2-3 Months Develop business plans and action plans as an executive management team in charge <ul><li>Interviews with customers, employees, and clients. </li></ul><ul><li>Intensive discussions with management. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop direction of the marketing strategy. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop overview of the operation improvement programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop overview of the management team structure. </li></ul>Implement launch strategies to jump start the operation <ul><li>Install executive team. </li></ul><ul><li>Execute BS reform and major cost saving. </li></ul><ul><li>Execute short term turnaround programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Management team reform. </li></ul><ul><li>Execute financial transactions. </li></ul>Expand the business by installing relentless PDCA cycle <ul><li>Maximize gross margins by merchandising innovations. </li></ul><ul><li>Continuously improve productivity improvement programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare and deploy alliance strategy. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop next generation management. </li></ul>Establish mid to long term management structure and prepare for the next stage of changes <ul><li>Promote home-grown, internal talents to the management team. </li></ul><ul><li>Revamp continues to support the new management team through dispatching non-executive directors or advisors, if necessary. </li></ul>3-4 Weeks Gain thorough understanding of the reality based on facts <ul><li>Brand analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Store analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Operation analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Organization analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Develop tentative business plan </li></ul><ul><li>Assemble the management team </li></ul>Phase I Business Planning Phase II Execution Phase III Monitoring Phase 0 Business Due Diligence   Initial Launch 6 Months
  10. 10. Key Success Factors for a Breakthrough 1 Gain Thorough Understanding of Reality 4 Establish the Platform to Achieve the Objective 2 Develop Concrete Turnaround Scenario 3 Assemble Management Team for Execution <ul><li>  Objectively analyze the </li></ul><ul><li>reality based on facts. </li></ul><ul><li>  Gain thorough understanding </li></ul><ul><li>of the customer, clients, and </li></ul><ul><li>employees. </li></ul><ul><li>  Clarify the issues and their </li></ul><ul><li>priority based on rigorous </li></ul><ul><li>research, analysis and </li></ul><ul><li>interviews. </li></ul><ul><li>  Establish a concrete turn </li></ul><ul><li>around scenario and </li></ul><ul><li>growth strategies. </li></ul><ul><li>  Share the renewed </li></ul><ul><li>corporate vision and action </li></ul><ul><li>plans with employees. </li></ul><ul><li>  Divide the turnaround </li></ul><ul><li>scenario into actionable </li></ul><ul><li>tasks, and monitor their </li></ul><ul><li>progress. </li></ul><ul><li>  Promote home-grown </li></ul><ul><li>internal talents to the </li></ul><ul><li>management team. </li></ul><ul><li>  Assemble management team to execute the scenario,effectively leveraging external resource. </li></ul><ul><li>  Continue to reassemble and </li></ul><ul><li>evolve the management </li></ul><ul><li>team until the growth is </li></ul><ul><li>achieved. </li></ul><ul><li>  Ensure rigid monitoring of the progress and establish a clear governance structure. </li></ul><ul><li>  Establish a corporate culture </li></ul><ul><li>to achieve the objectives </li></ul><ul><li>leveraging incentives, and </li></ul><ul><li>implement the infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>to accurately monitor them. </li></ul><ul><li>  Develop a PDCA cycle which </li></ul><ul><li>enables quick action and </li></ul><ul><li>modifications as necessary. </li></ul>Revamp believes below factors are critical for a successful breakthrough.
  11. 11. Our Approach in Assembling the Management Team <ul><li>Revamp believes the key to success for a management reform is not only a single management personnel, but a team of well balanced executive management team. We assemble and dispatch the most appropriate management team which understands the reality, makes timely and appropriate decisions, executes the plans thoroughly, and achieves visible results. </li></ul>Management Professionals Home-grown Employees External Partners Industry Experts Executive Management Team <ul><li>Critical partner to promptly deliver the results </li></ul><ul><li>Is fond of the industry segment </li></ul><ul><li>We value their attitude and passion to turnaround the business </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Merchandiser, Designer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overseas production </li></ul></ul>【 ex. 】 <ul><li>Collaborate with external partners on the core functions </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage partners who are willing to commit to the business </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT, Logistics </li></ul></ul>【 ex. 】 <ul><li>Quickly excavate internal talents </li></ul><ul><li>Mental leader of the home-grown employees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Front office leader with growth potential </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talented back office resources </li></ul></ul>【 ex. 】 <ul><li>Dispatched from Revamp </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CEO ・ COO ・ CFO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Key Managers </li></ul></ul>【 ex. 】
  12. 12. Our Principles and Shared Values Revamp Corporation provides results-based management services with clear commitment and responsibilities to companies in various stages. We intend to create and provide a completely new management service which exceeds the limit of the current services. In order to “revamp” our clients, we commit to the business based on below principles and shared values. <ul><li>Fact = Customers/Front Line = Numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Commit to maximize the value for the customers. </li></ul><ul><li>Never compromise in assembling the best team </li></ul><ul><li>Commit to team play at all times </li></ul><ul><li>Focus only on intrinsically strengthening our clients </li></ul><ul><li>Be agile and independent </li></ul>1     2 3 4 <ul><li>Employees in the front line of business are the stars, not Revamp </li></ul><ul><li>Show respect to employees with deep understanding of the industry/front line </li></ul><ul><li>Pursue the most appropriate balance between speed and prudence </li></ul>5 <ul><li>Be humble to continue growth </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate dishonesty, bureaucracy, and superficial thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Be energetic, and enjoy work </li></ul>Principles Shared Values Continuous Pursuit of Growth as Professionals Client Oriented and Independent Team Management Focus on the Front Line of Business Customer Centric
  13. 13. Portfolio of Management Professional Resources Revamp offers management solutions leveraging our network of management professionals. Total:42 Professionals (As of May. 2009) <ul><li>Industry: Apparel, Food services, </li></ul><ul><li>commodity </li></ul><ul><li>Function: Marketing, Product </li></ul><ul><li>development, Sales, HR, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>             18 Professionals </li></ul>Ex-Operating Company <ul><li>CEO/COO </li></ul><ul><li>President of Japan headquarters </li></ul><ul><li>of foreign affiliated companies </li></ul><ul><li>             </li></ul><ul><li>10 Professionals </li></ul>Ex-Management <ul><li>Strategic Consulting Firm </li></ul><ul><li>Investment Bank </li></ul><ul><li>Venture Capital </li></ul><ul><li>Buyout Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Certified Accountant </li></ul><ul><li>  14 Professionals </li></ul>Ex-Bankers/Consultants
  14. 14. Representative Engagements <ul><li>LOTTERIA Co., Ltd. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Japan’s second largest hamburger and fast food chain with more than 400 locations in Japan. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cold Stone Creamery Japan Co., Ltd. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>US-based ice cream parlor concept. Successfully launched13 stores in Japan. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Krispy Kreme Doughnut Japan Co., Ltd. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Famous US-based doughnut chain. Joint venture project with a large Japanese food manufacturer. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BURGER KING Japan Co., Ltd. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Globally famous hamburger chain, opened the first stores in July 2007. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WATER DIRECT Co., Ltd. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Water delivery service provider, with an innovative consumer and environment friendly “one way” delivery method. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hoosiers Corporation - A successful developer of condominiums in the greater Tokyo area. Assisting in the growth planning. </li></ul><ul><li>Intermestic Inc </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A chain of fashionable grasses in urban areas with rapid growth. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Third Office, Inc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Growing original equipment manufacturer in apparel industry, strength in knitting wears, cut and sewn wears. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Troll Beads </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Japan Entry of luxury accessory from Denmark </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Management Professionals NXB Aoyama 3F, 2-26-37 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062 JAPAN Tel +81-3-5413-7200 / Fax +81-3-5413-1750
  16. 16. Professionals Profile (1) Tomohiro Iga Director Mr. Iga graduated from Hitotsubashi University. He started his career at Long Term Credit Bank (currently Shinsei Bank) , where he was mainly engaged in loan processing, industrial research, and turnaround investment. He then joined Kiacon Corporation, where his experience included enterprise valuation and investment structure. Tsutomu Ikuma Director Mr. Ikuma graduated from Waseda University. He started his career at ITOCHU Corporation, where he was involved in industrial equipment exports, credit/corporate planning, and M&A. He later joined Dell Inc. (Japan) as a Sales Manager in the Medium & Small Size Companies Department and contributed to more than 40% sales growth for two consecutive years. Mr. Ikuma is an U.S. CPA. Hiroyasu Akiyama Director Mr. Akiyama graduated from University of Tsukuba. He started his career as a management consultant at Bain & Company. Subsequently, he joined Four Seeds Corporation, famous for the “Pizza-La” pizza delivery service, where he was engaged in several departments. During his three years at Four Seeds, he helped establish over 100 stores per year, eventually becoming a Managing Director. He has also served on the boards of directors of several companies. Mr. Ito graduated from Keio University. He started his career at Toyoshima Co. Ltd. where he was engaged in apparel OEM business. He later joined DigiCube Co., Ltd. leading new business development in the contents business. In 2001, Mr. Ito joined Fast-Retailing Co., Ltd. as the leader of merchandising for their women’s clothes business unit. Taichi Ito Director Mr. Ichihara graduated from Keio University and has an MBA from INSEAD. He started his career at Exxon Mobile and later joined Accenture Japan Ltd., where he was mainly engaged in marketing and internet business strategy consulting. He then joined Dell Corporation Japan as Senior Manager, where his experience included sales planning and commodity pricing for consumers and small businesses. Mr. Ichihara became Asia Pacific Region Director in 2005. Ryo Ichihara Director Hiroshi Kajiki Director Mr. Kajiki graduated from Waseda University. He started his career at Misumi Corporation, where he was mainly engaged in developing start-up businesses in the food and medical industries. Mr. Kajiki is currently engaged in a home water delivery start-up venture.
  17. 17. Professionals Profile (2) Jun Kataoka Director Mr. Kataoka started his career at McDonald’s Japan, where he was engaged in store operations, product development, overseas operations, and training. He later joined Foodex Globe Corporation, the well-known operator of Tully’s Coffee, where his experience included product development and quality control. In 2005, he became the operating officer and General Manager of the Products division. Maiko Kato Director Ms. Kato graduated from Nihon University. She started her career at Venture Link Co., Ltd. where she was engaged in sales targeting banks and other financial institutions. In 2001 Ms. Kato joined Members Co., Ltd. as a marketing consultant of major manufacturers, where she is later appointed Director of new business development. In 2005 Ms. Kato joins Sun Microsystems Inc. where she was engaged in CRM process establishment. Mitsuhiro Sato Director Mr. Sato graduated from Saitama University. He started his career at Toshiba corporation where he was mainly engaged in research & development of systems for nuclear power plants. Mr. Sato later joins Japan Energy corporation responsible for the consolidation of subsidiaries, establishment of a new subsidiary, IT system establishment, and accounting operations. Before joining Revamp Mr. Sato served as a PMO of system development at Japan Post Group. Shunsuke Komatsu Director Mr. Komatsu graduated from Keio University. He also holds an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. He started his career at Mitsubishi Bank (currently Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group), where he was engaged in credit management and rehabilitation planning of failed companies. He later joined Shinsei Bank and became a board member of an invested retail company, where he was in charge of Corporate Planning. He turned the company around by executing scrap & build of existing stores and reorganization. Mototsugu Shimizu Director Mr. Shimizu graduated from the University of Hitotsubashi. He started his career at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi (currently Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group), where he was mainly engaged in risk and portfolio management. He later joined KIACON Corporation through an IT enterprise, where he handled accounting and finances for retail apparel companies undergoing turnaround. Mr. Shinya graduated from Waseda University. He also holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management. He started his career at Bank of Tokyo (currently Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group), where he was engaged in customer dealing of currencies. Mr. Shinya later joins Bain & Company Japan, Inc. where he was engaged in consulting of various industries such as IT, real estate, home electronics, medical device, and financial institutions. Before joining Revamp Mr. Shinya contributed to several key projects in Louis Vuitton Japan Company. Nobutaka Shinya Director
  18. 18. Professionals Profile (3) Ryogo Taguchi Director Mr. Taguchi started his career at Tokyo Style Co., Ltd. a manufacturer specializing in female apparel, where he was engaged in department store sales and merchandising. Mr. Taguchi was responsible for merchandising of Eddie Bauer Brand at Otto-Sumisho Inc. before joining Fast-Retailing Inc. as the leader of direct retailing division. He later joined Gap Japan KK as director of men’s merchandising division. During his tenure at Gap Japan, Mr. Taguchi successfully established the merchandising process to localize the operations in Japan. Makio Hamanaka Director Mr. Hamanaka graduated from Seijo University. He started his career at Taka-q Corporation, where he was mainly engaged in sales and corporate planning. He then joined PricewaterhouseCoopers as a retail industry management consultant. He subsequently joined Jeans Mate as manager of the corporate planning department, and helped to establish supply chains, IT system, CRM, and start-up ventures. Kazuya Nobe Director Mr. Nobe graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University. While attending the university, he established a Japan subsidiary of an IT company in the US and served as CEO of the company for 3 years. He then joined PricewaterhouseCoopers and Arthur Andersen, where he was mainly engaged in developing strategic solutions, personnel-system reform, and M&A. Mr. Nobe later helped found Maxis Consulting and became Director of Business Strategy & Hands-on Support Group. Takahiro Matsui Director Mr. Matsui graduated from the School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. He has also attended the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm as postgraduate. Mr. Matsui started his career at Accenture and was engaged in industries such as automobile, housing, food, manufacturing as senior manager. Ko Hisanaga Director Mr. Hisanaga graduated from the University of Washington. He started his career at Nitori Co.,Ltd., where he was mainly engaged in store operation management and HR. He then joined Merrill Lynch Japan, where he was in charge of introducing global business systems. After joining KIACON in 2002, Mr. Hisanaga was transferred to a company in which KIACON invested, where he restructured sales operations. Ayumi Matsushita Director Ms. Matsushita graduated from Waseda University. She started her career at McDonald’s Japan where she was engaged in quality assurance operations. As quality assurance team leader, Ms. Matsushita was responsible for managing domestic and foreign suppliers as well as the manufacturing plant.
  19. 19. Professionals Profile (4) Takeshi Murakami Director Mr. Murakami graduated from the Tokyo University of Science. He started his career at World Co., Ltd. where he was engaged in the wholesale of female’s apparel. He experienced production and merchandising of their core Brand OZOC, and was later appointed as merchandising leader of the total Brand. Kyoko Matsuyama Director Ms. Matsushita graduated from the University of the Sacred Heart. She also holds an MBA from Keio University. Ms. Matsushita began her career at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. where she was engaged in the analysis of industries such as food, tobacco, and retail. She later joined L’Oreal Japan as the controller of finance. Before joining Revamp, Ms. Matsuyama was responsible for Marketing and promotion planning at Fast-Retailing Inc. Mitsushige Yamada Director Mr. Yamada joined Revamp Corporation in 2008. Before joining the company, he worked for the M&A advisory group in Shinsei Bank, being involved in various corporate finance related projects including cross-boarder M&A transactions. He started his career at Industrial Bank of Japan (currently Mizuho Corporate Bank) in its head office and U.K subsidiary for securities business. After IBJ, he worked for Corporate Finance and Strategy Group in Deloitte Consulting. He obtained BA from Keio University and MS from Sloan School in Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Yamamoto graduated from the University of Tokyo. He started his career at Mitsui Corporation, where he was engaged in plant construction and project finance. He was later transferred to the IT division, where his experience included start-up business with U.S. IT vendors. Mr. Yamamoto subsequently joined a struggling IT Network vendor as Vice President, and was able to turn around the company. Keiji Yamamoto Director   Masahiko Kubota Industry Partner Mr. Kubota graduated from Waseda University. He started his career at Dentsu East Japan Inc., an advertising agency, where he was engaged in fashion and apparel industry. He later joined ONLY Corporation, SPA of business suits, as director of advertising. Before joining Revamp, Mr. Kubota was responsible for advertising and PR at Take and Give Needs Co., Ltd. Mitsutaka Matsuo Associate Mitsutaka Matsuo graduated from the University of Oxford. He started his career as a management consultant at Mars & Co. Consulting, where he was engaged in strategic planning & execution in the finance, food, and logistic industries. Mr. Matsuo is also an U.S. CPA.
  20. 20. Professionals Profile (5) Masahiro Unuma Associate Mr. Unuma graduated from Keio University. He started his career at Japan Asia Investment Co., Ltd. where he was engaged in venture capital investment. Kohki Sakata Associate Mr. Sakata graduated from Waseda University. He started his career as a management consultant at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, where his experience included performance evaluation and establishing management accounting systems. He then joined Coca-Cola Japan as a manager of management accounting. Shoji Kurotaki Associate Mr. Kurotaki began his career at Recruit Co., Ltd. where he was engaged in real estate sales. Mr. Kurotaki was also engaged in consultation of recruiting for foreign affiliated companies and financial institutions. He later joined a venture company as a HR consultant. Before joining revamp Mr. Kurotaki was engaged in several venture companies responsible for HR, product planning, and sales. Ryoichi Otsuka Associate Mr. Otsuka graduated from Waseda University. He began his career at Accenture Ltd. where he was engaged in consultation of retail and manufacturing industries. Mr. Otsuka was engaged in implementation of management systems, SCM systems, corporate valuation for M&As, etc. Mamoru Urayama Associate Mr. Urayama graduated from the University of Tokyo. He began his career at Recruit Co., Ltd. where he was engaged in real estate sales. Mr. Urayama was also engaged in consultation of recruiting, training, and HR policy development. He later joined Actcell Corporation as a consultant and was mainly engaged in the electronic appliance industry. Takahito Fujimoto Associate Mr. Fujimoto graduated from Chuo University. He started his career in a law firm as a paralegal, and gained experience as a manager of the legal departments in several companies, where his experience included M&A, new store development, management of intellectual property rights, and internal control. He also has a Judicial Scrivener qualification.