Welcome to your Morgan McKinley Tokyo IT Team

James Cole 13 Mar 2019

We’d like to thank you for taking the time to read about our IT Team at the Morgan McKinley office in Tokyo. We’re fortunate to be on a team for a discipline that has become a must for businesses to achieve success.

We live in a time when IT has become critical for a business to operate properly, from a java developer or infrastructure engineer, to a project manager and IT manager, information technology has forever changed how an industry operates, and we’re experts in forecasting what the future of IT might be.

Whether you’re looking for an IT career change, or simply curious about IT jobs available, below you’ll find an insight to the current market and an introduction to our Tokyo IT Team.   

Our market continues to grow as IT plays an important role in business development, though we do still see a candidate shortage.  Japan continues to be a unique market as there are more jobs available than qualified candidates to fill the positions. Be it a new start up, or a company who’s at the centurion mark, our team sees roles of every form come across our desks.  We’re experts in understanding what the current market value of positions and are happy to discuss what types of roles are in high demand.

Here at Morgan McKinley, we’ve concentrated our expertise in a few designated areas to best supply clients with the quality of candidates they deserve and need in a challenging market.  Our areas of focus include: CIOs, CTOs, IT Managers, Business Analysts, Project Managers and Software Application Developers.

Now to proudly introduce your Morgan McKinley Tokyo IT Team!

Karim Hakam – Operations Director

Over 14 years of recruiting experience in Japan, Karim grew up in Sweden and the United States and speaks Swedish and Japanese in addition to his native English.
He graduated from the University of Washington with a double major of International Political Economy and Swedish Language & Literature.
Karim is an expert in the IT field and looks after both the Technology and is also indirectly responsible for the Sales & Marketing business. With a wealth of knowledge and relationships that can only be acquired through experience, he has a passion for connecting candidates to excellent companies.  In his free time, Karim enjoys spending time with his young family and the outdoors.

Luke Wilson – Senior Consultant

Originally from London, Luke has over 10 years recruiting experience in Japan.
He is an expert across technology recruitment.  With a strong focus on Software Application Development (including Java, C++ etc.), Luke also recruits for roles across the application side as well as infrastructure. Luke speaks Japanese in addition to his Native English and in his free time, he enjoys watching boxing and relaxing with his family.

Mieke Aarsman – Senior Consultant

From The Netherlands, Mieke graduated from Leiden University with a degree in Japanese & Asian Studies.
Mieke’s focus area includes IT Managers, Project Managers, Business Analysts and other top managerial roles.
Mieke speaks fluent Japanese and English along with her native language of Dutch.  In her free time, she enjoys riding her motorcycle and travelling internationally as much as possible.

James Cole – Consultant

James comes to us from Los Angeles, California where he spent 8 years recruiting within the entertainment industry.
He’s an expert in the fields of IT Managers, Business Analysts and Project Managers.
In his free time, James enjoys learning about the future of the IT field, as well watching the latest films and television shows.

Masumi Kanazawa – Consultant

Masumi was born and raised in Tokyo, she comes to Morgan McKinley after spending time in Canada, the Philippines and Malaysia.
Masumi specializes in Application Development and Engineers. She enjoys meeting new people and connecting them with great opportunities.
In her free time, Masumi enjoys spending time outside and finding new restaurants, cafes and bars.
Masumi speaks native Japanese and is fluent in English.  

Cecily Kome – Associate Consultant

Cecily grew up in Papua New Guinea and worked within the Ministry of Finance and Project Management with JICA, before attending graduate school in Japan.
She is an expert in job research and market knowledge.
In her free time, Cecily enjoys relaxing, watching TV and cooking.

Hyelin So – Associate Consultant

Born and raised in South Korea, Hyelin came to Japan for university and received a degree in Economics from Waseda University.  She has also spent time working in Turkey and Spain.
In her free time, Hyelin enjoys planning her next trip abroad, listening to music, dancing and is currently learning the art of being a Disc Jockey.

Thank you again for visiting with us, please reach out when you’re ready for career advice, and IT career change, market updates or if you simply want to learn more.  We look forward to being your career partner!

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