Directors and Corporate Auditors

Hiroshi Yamamoto, Representative Director

Representative Director Hiroshi Yamamoto

Frustrated with the state of the music industry since the school days. Gradually gaining an interest in computers and the internet from a creative aspect, has been engaged with business systems development as an IT engineer since 2003.

Joining in 2006, became a director in 2007. After assuming the role of Representative Director for the subsidiary company Plugram, based on experience with developing POS systems for drug stores, launched the cloud-based POS cash register service, Smaregi. In 2013, became the Representative Director for Smaregi. Listed Smaregi on the Tokyo Mothers Index in 2019.

Ryutaro Minato, Executive Vice President and Director

Executive Vice President and Director Ryutaro Minato

After a sales position in the construction industry, started working in system development in 2003. Participated in the development of car navigation and other embedded systems, financial systems infrastructure and many other large systems. Next used this experience and communication skills for involvement with all stages of development projects: solution proposals, oversight, designs, installation, analysis and other activities.

In 2011, used experience developing a drug store POS system to develop the Smaregi cloud-based POS system.

Ryuhei Miyazaki, Director

Director Ryuhei Miyazaki

As an engineer, acquired experience beginning in 2007 in the development of many types of business systems. Joined Smaregi in 2011 and was involved with the development of services, including as manager of the Development Department. Played a central role in the creation of the Smaregi Time Card cloud-based work time management system.

Manages the Development Division, consisting of the Development Department and Customer Success Department. Elected a director in July 2019.

Kohei Takamadate, Director

Director Kohei Takamadate

In 2007, joined the JAFCO Group, one of Japan’s largest venture capital firms. By investing in venture companies in Japan and management involvement (including the formulation of capital policies and business strategies), contributed to multiple M&A deals and initial public offerings.

Appointed president and representative director of Sekaie in 2013. Launched multiple web services, handled overall operations as a manager, and was instrumental in a buyout by Gree in 2015. Appointed representative director of Q Co., Ltd. in 2017 and handled a management integration with Sekaie. Appointed as a director of Smaregi in January 2021.

Shinji Asada, Outside Director

Outside director Shinji Asada

After working at ITOCHU Corporation and ITOCHU Techno Solutions Co., Ltd., from 2012, has been involved in IT venture investments in Japan and has engaged in hands-on support for invest companies at ITOCHU Technology Ventures, Inc.

Since March 2015, has been an appointed Salesforce Ventures representative, investing in B2B cloud ventures. Founded One Capital Co., Ltd. in April 2020, assumed the role of CEO. Graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Keio University, completed the MBA at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Saki Igawa, Outside Director

Outside director Saki Igawa

Has long been engaged in the development of new businesses and brand business market development at various companies mainly in the F&B sector, and is now responsible for branding, publicity, and PR. Most recently, after taking charge of the Japanese launch of U.S. company, Blue Bottle Coffee Inc., she served as its Japan and Asia representative before rising to the management level at the U.S. head office as global brand manager (Chief Brand Officer).

Having founded inflorescence inc., she is currently active as a visiting professor (guest lecturer) and outside director at universities, alongside providing consulting services in branding and communication strategy to Japanese and American companies.

Sosuke Sugimoto, Executive Officer

Executive Officer Sosuke Sugimoto

Joined a major enterprise in the apparel industry, in 2005. Acquired field experience and gained knowledge in the distribution and retail industries through his experience in sales and store management.

Joined Smaregi in 2013. He has been consistently engaged in the Sales Department, and has managed the team as a section manager, and a general manager. He has made significant contributions to the expansion of our service by creating a sales organization structure and sales resource development structure while achieving his sales goals. In June 2021, was elected executive officer.

Dai Takemura , Executive Officer

Executive Officer Dai Takemura

Joined Smaregi in 2013. After working in Sales Department, was assigned the head of the Customer Support Department. He directed the project in order to bring in-house operation of the user support system, which outsourced previously. After that, he was appointed as the manager of a new Customer Success Department, and created an end to end solution for customer success.

Working as the general manager of the Customer Success Department, and he is curranty the general manager of the Smaregi Time Card business unit. In June 2021, was elected executive officer.

Shugo Suzuki , Executive Officer

Executive Officer Shugo Suzuki

Entered Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten as a new graduate. After gaining experience in integrated management of retail stores and product production management, he joined Smaregi’s Sales Department in December 2016.

After working on the launch of Smaregi’s service partner system, he developed this as the independent Partner Promotion Department. In addition to promoting Smaregi’s services through alliance activities, also helped build internal and external relationships for new businesses acquired through M&A and other means, and contributed to the development of Smaregi’s businesses. Currently serves as the General Manager of the Partner Promotion Department. Appointed as Executive Officer in 2023.

Tetsuya Takahashi , Executive Officer

Executive Officer Tetsuya Takahashi

After working for several venture companies, he joined Recruit Lifestyle (now Recruit) in 2012, launched AirPAY in 2015 to accelerate the introduction of cashless payments among SMBs.

In 2017, he joined Link Processing, a payment processing company, where he led the business expansion as Vice President and President.

He joined Smaregi in 2023 and led the PMI of the merger with the former Royal Gate as Head of Payment Business, achieving profitability in Q2 FY2024; appointed as Executive Officer in May 2024.

Takuya Mochizuki, Full-time Corporate Auditor

Full-time Corporate Auditor Takuya Mochizuki

Learned the basics of business at an apparel company and then moved to the internet sector. In 2005, established genephics design, Inc. (now Smaregi Inc.) with Makoto Tokuda (a Smaregi Corporate advisor) and became a director of this company. Involved with management, sales, accounting, administration, human resources and other activities other than production.

Activities other than at Smaregi include involvement in measures for the growth of the internet industry, including the establishment of meetings for exchanging information. Resigned as a Smaregi director in 2010 and, after involvement with e-commerce, public relations and human resources at Smaregi, was elected a full-time corporate auditor in 2017.

Yutaka Ohira, Outside Corporate Auditor

Outside Corporate Auditor Yutaka Ohira

Passed certification tests as a certified public accountant and tax accountant in 1994 and was engaged in accounting and tax consulting mainly for IPO support, M&A due diligence, corporate revitalization support and many other projects.

Uses his broad range of consulting expertise and bases all activities on the personal guideline of fairness and neutrality. Established the Ohira Accounting Office in 2016 and was elected a corporate auditor in 2017.

Masayuki Murata, Outside Corporate Auditor

Outside Corporate Auditor Masayuki Murata

Joined the Osaka Securities Exchange, Inc. in 1991 and was named an executive officer in 2003. Supervised establishment of the Hercules Market after the withdrawal from NASDAQ. Executive for new listing and listing termination examinations starting in 2006. In 2010, was in charge of Japan’s first stock exchange takeover bid, which was successful. Executive officer for the listing promotion department of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. since 2013.

Resigned his position at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2018 and established PUBLIC GATE LLC, a stock listing support company.

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