Meet the Contract Team

In the IT field, where project-based hiring are increasing and specific skill-sets required are updated every day, many companies have started to realise that hiring highly skilled IT specialists on a temporary basis (Haken) or outsource (Gyomu Itaku) tasks would be much more efficient in order to secure and accelerate their business. In the meantime, more and more job seekers are choosing to utilise their skills and experiences to work in a more flexible way.

Computer Futures is expanding our services to offer contract recruitment solutions to meet this growing demand. Our experienced team of contract recruiters, with extensive knowledge in the local market here in Japan, are here to assist you.

 

Jonathan Wale

Associate Director

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About Jonathan

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A subject matter expert within IT Contract solutions and an extensive understanding of the Japanese Employment Laws, Jonathan leads the IT Contracts Team at Computer Futures Tokyo and focuses on Client Sales & Sr Account Management within Financial Services & Fintech. After 10 years of recruitment experience in London and Tokyo, and 9 years of running his own business, Jonathan has experienced success in building and managing large teams within the complex IT Contracting market. His knowledge coupled with high standards across his team makes them a valuable business partner; whether it’s for Clients looking for solutions towards skill shortages or IT professionals looking for their next project.

What customers have to say

"Jonathan’s market insights and thorough understanding of our technical requirements, demonstrate that he is a specialised professional in his arena. His individual advice has been sort after when strategically planning internally. I have always been more than satisfied with his delivery and the quality of his work. I can vouch for him and strongly suggest that you consider speaking to him for advice and support on your human capital related questions.”

Executive IT Director at Nomura

Marco Fritsch

Principal Consultant

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About Marco

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Originally from Germany, Marco is a well experienced senior recruiter who has been with SThree Tokyo since 2016. He was one of the pioneers in setting up the IT Contracts division and has since developed valuable and long-lasting relationships with both clients and candidates which has helped him to expand his experience in various projects and clientele. His specialty includes introducing project-based individuals for the ever changing and challenging IT transformation projects within Gaishi-kei companies.

What customers have to say

“Right from the very start, Marco always kept in touch and kept me in the loop at every stage of the hiring process and that was something we appreciate a lot. We could tell that Marco did a lot of background work to make sure that the job we outsourced was suitable for the candidate. Engagement was perfect and we have been always kept updated, from emails to calls to face to face meetings. This is what we would expect from a recruitment company to meet expectations and take business seriously.”

IT Director at an Insurance Company

Kar Hu

Principal Consultant

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About Kar

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Kar has over 7 years of recruitment experience and currently specialises within IT contract recruitment for the Japanese market. He started his recruitment career in London but has since moved to Tokyo and has successfully helped multiple clients to build out their IT contracts team. His expertise within IT recruitment lies mainly within the software development space, and he prides himself on being able to develop and maintain long-lasting relationships with both candidates and clients by accurately understanding and matching what both parties are looking for.

What customers have to say

”Kar did a great job during the process of recruitment and on-boarding me to the clients. He was excellent in his follow-ups, co-ordinations, communications, and giving timely updates as required. I appreciate Kar, as he has the right combination of experience, education and skills required to this profession.”

Hemananda Nagaraj

Vice President at Nomura Securities

Phoenix Nghiem

Recruitment Consultant

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With almost 3 years of IT recruitment experience, Phoenix Nghiem has worked with IT professionals from both development and infrastructure roles, across permanent and contract positions. A proud trilingual (English, Japanese, and Vietnamese) graduate from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, she looks to utilise her language skills, multicultural experiences and market understanding for the IT industry to support her candidates at their different career stages. She strives to continue to learn, grow, and expand her expertise in hopes of connecting and bringing the added value to every IT candidate she works with.

Kazuhiko Iwata

Recruitment Consultant

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About Kazuhiro

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Kazuhiro started his career in the IT recruitment industry at a foreign IT recruitment agency in 2012 after returning from New Zealand, where he had lived for 12 years. He has been working in the IT recruitment industry for the past 8 years and his main area of expertise has included senior management, development engineers, infrastructure engineers, and support engineers across both permanent and contract positions. At Computer Futures, he is responsible for IT contract recruitment and will continue to support many of our clients as a career consultant.

 

What customers have to say

''I worked with Iwata-san during my career transition to help build my strategy to attract the best companies possible. He was always easy to reach and willing to have long discussions for guidance and advice. He also consistently kept me up to date with companies' responses without me having to follow up on him. He also ensured I can have the best offer I can get! With his strong positive energy, I believe his presence has a positive impact on the companies they are dealing with.
Thank you Iwata-san for all your help and support! It was a pleasure working with you.''

Serina Kato

Placement Support Consultant

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About Serina

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Serina joined SThree in 2017 with prior experience in operation services at a global consulting company. With the experience she gained by studying in the UK, she is able to offer bilingual support to both our clients and candidates to ensure they receive the best support and service. Beyond that, she supports the IT Contracts division with the contracts we issue, the contractors we have working with us as well as any compliance matters. She was awarded with SThree APAC Support Award in 2018 for the positive impact she has brought to the business with her remarkable drive and energizing personality.