Leadership

Takashi Nakahata

FIXER, Inc.
Chairman

Born in Kyoto in 1947, Takashi Nakahata is a Copywriter/Creative Director that specializes in advertising planning and production, marketing strategy, new product development and more. He has received multiple awards such as the Cannes International Advertising Award, New York ADC International Division Award, Japan Advertising Award Yamana Award, Daily Advertising Design Award, Asahi Advertising Award, ADC Award, and the TCC Award, in addition to other domestic and international advertisement awards. His most famous copywriting works well known in Japan are, a 1982 slogan for Toto's then brand new washlet product, a slogan for Sharp in 1990 that went on to define their global business "The eye's viewpoint is Sharp", and in a heartwarming 1997 Cosmo Oil commercial with "Fill up your heart's tank too."

Major Publications
"How to conceive ideas while thinking", "Everything on Winning Advertisements", "Everything on Winning Copywriting" "This antique is yours." He is also active in a wide variety of fields. He is the editor of the column "Nakahata-style Almighty Senryu" in the Mainichi Shimbun, and is a professor at the Graduate School of Project Design, as well as president of TCC (TOKYO COPYWRITERS CLUB).

Seiichi Matsuoka

FIXER, Inc.
Representative Director & President

FIXER Inc. was established in November 2009 by Seiichi Matsuoka, who had previously accumulated experience in building systems for brokerage firms and in digital consulting for local governments. To serve our customers' needs for Microsoft Azure design and introduction, operations, and 24-hours a day, 365-day-a-year customer service, FIXER offers cloud.config, a fully managed monitoring and maintenance service. As a cloud service vendor, we put Microsoft Azure to use in a variety of businesses, try out new applications of Azure, and produce a service that is continually incorporating new technologies. Our goal is to make cloud services as secure and easy to use as water services in Japan. With this goal in mind, we continue to provide cloud solutions that make effective use of Microsoft Azure's flexible platform.

Major Publications
Standardized Web Production Complete Guide - From Planning to Design to System Construction: A Training Course to Create Professionals with a Full Understanding of Work Related to the Internet Practical Guide to Windows Azure Enterprise Cloud Computing (by the Azure Council Experts)

Ryuichiro Nakao

FIXER, Inc.
Executive Vice President

Ryuichiro Nakao began working at Recruit (currently Recruit Holdings) in 1989. There, he was responsible for sales, business planning, marketing, and surveys in the field of human resources, as well as for introducing a management accounting system for the whole company, for establishing subsidiaries, and for conducting audits. In 2007, as an executive officer in the housing field, he established a new business and increased sales by 3000%, the number of offices by 1200%, and the number of employees by 600% in six years. In 2013, as the president and CEO of the Recruit Group's strategic IT enterprise, Recruit Technologies, he was responsible for such proactive endeavors as increasing the number of engineers who were hired and creating an organization with a high level of employee satisfaction. In 2016, Ryuichiro Nakao was appointed assistant director of the Recruit Works research institution, where he was in charge of research and business development in the human resources field. In April 2018, he was appointed vice president of the cloud services vendor FIXER Inc. He is in charge of raising the overall bar for the company's management divisions. He concurrently serves as an external director of TABIKOBO Co. Ltd.

Major Publications
Rules and Principles of People Who Can Work the Recruit Way Evolutionary Techniques for Salespeople, as Taught by Recruit There's a Reason Some Salespeople Can Change Jobs Easily! KPI Management for Optimal Results