Members and Advisers

SHIFT Members

Masaru Tange
Masaru Tange
Founder & CEO

He was born in 1974, in Hiroshima Japan. After graduating from Kyoto University Graduate School, he joined Incs Inc. in 2000. One of his outstanding achievements in the company was that he started a consulting department with only 2 members, developed it into the company's main department that has a team of 140 consultants, and generated annual revenue of 5 billion yen in 5 years. After managing the consulting department, he founded SHIFT Inc.
Motoya Kobayashi
Motoya Kobayashi
Director of the Board, Senior Vice President of the Software Testing Business Division

He graduated from Tokyo Institute of Technology with a master of mechanical engineering. In previous company, he took part in development of design standardization system and improvement of design process for ultra precise electron, precision automobile components, and precision optical instruments. In SHIFT, he is a chief officer of QA department. He established software test business, and is managing various cases as a manager.
Osamu Suzuki
Osamu Suzuki
SHIFT ASIA CEO

At an internet advertising agency since 2004, he has held successive positions as HR senior manager, at the president's office, as ad marketing officer, and as president of a subsidiary company among others. After moving to a major internet firm in 2011, he has recruited talented personnel at a global scale and received attention putting forth numerous recruiting policies of significant newsworthy content. In June 2014, he took up the position as executive officer for HR management at the same time as joining SHIFT.
Atsutoshi Sato
Atsutoshi Sato
Executive Officer, Vice President of the Technology Development Department

From 2004, he has contributed to developing routing protocols for core routers at a major systems integrator company. After joining SHIFT in February 2008, he has used his keen eyes for handling specifications and knowledge acquired at his previous position in matters related to IT infrastructure to function as a key member of the software testing department. He formed a strong consulting team for the Systems Integrator Division and has made one success story after another out of challenging quality assurance projects—something that would not have been possible with the preexisting SHIFT methodology. He has been an executive officer since June 2014.
Yosuke Sugahara
Yosuke Sugahara
Executive Officer, Vice President of Test Engineering Divison

He has a postgraduate degree from the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Keio University. He joined INCS INC. upon graduation, where he did manufacturing consulting before joining SHIFT in 2008. As the quality assurance project was gaining momentum, he established his talents as consultant for a QA team at an online production company that needed structuralization. While leading a group of approximately 250 employees as head of Advanced Quality Division at the software testing department, he took up the position as executive officer in June 2014. 
Takeshi Ebara
Takeshi Ebara
Executive Officer, Senior Vice President of Corporate Innovation Divison

He graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hosei University and joined INCS INC. right after. After getting involved with launching a 3D high speed metal molding factory and gaining experience as manager at the 3D CAD development division and project manager in manufacturing consulting for operational improvement, he joined SHIFT in March 2007. He contributed to launching the software testing project as sales manager. In 2013, he led the testing team of social games and rapidly expanded the Game Division. He took up the position as executive officer in June 2014.

Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Yoshito Fukuyama
Yoshito Fukuyama

Chief Executive Officer of the Management Support inc.
Joined the newly founded CSK and studied under founder Isao Okawa. Experienced the process through which a startup grew into a company in the major section of the stock exchange as one of the core executives. Became Director at age of 38, Chief Executive Officer at 54. Has been engaged in supporting young startup managers and teaching management theory through lectures after retiring.
Susumu Miura
Susumu Miura

After gaining experience in IT at a general trading company, he has been involved with starting up an ERP business, IT consulting, and project managing of large scale systems for Japanese companies expanding into the U.S. market. He successively held executive positions at INFOCOM and GRANDIT before taking up the position as auditor at SHIFT in 2012.
Yoshiyuki Kiroko
Yoshiyuki Kiroko

He is a lawyer. While his activities center on IT and venture businesses, he is also knowledgeable about legal issues of IT, games, and starting businesses. He took on the position as auditor at SHIFT in 2012 and has been supporting SHIFT through corporate compliance.

Advisers

Tatsuya Kato
Midokura Co., Ltd / the president and representative director
Tatsuya Kato

■Career
1991: Graduated in engineering from Kyoto University
2005: Inaugurated as the president and representative director of CYBIRD Co., Ltd.
2008: Inaugurated as an executive director of CSK Holdings
2010: Established Midokura Co., Ltd, inaugurated as the president and representative director
■Works
"MBA Management Book"
"Entrepreneur Management Book"
(DIAMOND,Inc.) and others
Keiichi Unno
Swingby2020 Corporation / the president and representative director
Keiichi Unno

■Career
1971: Graduated in business administration from the University of Tokyo
2001: Inaugurated as the president and representative director of Accenture Japan Ltd.
2004: Inaugurated as an adviser of Accenture
2004: Inaugurated as the president and representative director of Swingby2020 Corporation
■Works
"Headquarters, Accounting, both to China"
"Understand Chinese Utilitarianism"