Industries We Serve

We specialize in executive recruitment for a range of different sectors.  We connect our clients with top-tier talent. Partner with us to secure exceptional leaders and propel your organization forward.

Areas of Coverage

Industry Expertise

We specialize in the following industries.

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Cultural Sensitivity

We specialize in adapting to local markets and cultures

At Ascent Global Partners, we recognize the significance of cultural sensitivity in the recruitment landscape. Our commitment goes beyond borders, and we understand that success in the global market requires a deep appreciation for local cultures and practices. We take pride in our ability to adapt to the unique nuances of diverse markets, ensuring that our recruitment strategies resonate with the cultural fabric of each region. By embracing cultural sensitivity, we not only bridge gaps but also build trust and rapport with both clients and candidates. Our approach involves a careful blend of global expertise and local insights. At Ascent Global Partners, cultural sensitivity is not just a value; it is an integral part of our DNA, guiding us in creating meaningful connections and fostering success in every corner of the world.

Our People

Consultants

Introducing our dedicated consultants, the bridge between job seekers and clients, working tirelessly to help individuals secure new job opportunities and provide exceptional service.

John Byrne

Founder & CEO

Primary Coverage: Equity
Secondary Coverage: Legal, Technology & Asset Management
Industry Experience: 20
AGP Experience: 10
Languages: English & Japanese
Hobbies: Music, Crossfit & Psychology.
Location: Tokyo, Japan

Chu Fang Chiang

Principal Consultant – Financial Services

Primary Coverage: Fixed Income
Secondary Coverage: Asset Management & Private Banking
Industry Experience: 20 years
AGP Experience: 8 years
Languages: Japanese, English & Mandarin
Hobbies: Yoga & Cooking
Location: Tokyo, Japan

Tom Donnelly

Principal Consultant – Industrial & Retail

Primary Coverage: Retail
Secondary Coverage: Industry & Technology
Industry Experience: 10 years
AGP Experience: 2 years
Languages: English & Japanese
Hobbies: Music, Gaming & Skateboarding
Location: Tokyo, Japan

Pema Chhophyel

Managing Consultant – Consumer Markets

Primary Coverage: Consumer Markets
Secondary Coverage: HR and Accounting
Industry Experience: 13 years
AGP Experience: 1 year
Languages: Japanese, English & Dzongkha
Hobbies: Archery, Hiking & Trekking
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Our People

Operations

Meet our operations team, the backbone of our company, managing crucial functions such as finance, administrative tasks, and keeping internal operations running smoothly.

Makiko Hanazawa

Head of HR and Operations

Primary Coverage: HR & Operations
Secondary Coverage: Administration
Industry Experience: 12 years
AGP Experience: 1 year
Languages: Japanese & English
Hobbies: Mountain Walking, Yoga & Cooking
Location: Tokyo, Japan

Hitomi Morinaga

Finance and Administration

Primary Coverage: Finance & Accounting
Secondary Coverage: Adminstration
Industry Experience: 5 years
AGP Experience: 5 years
Languages: Japanese, Tagalog & English
Hobbies: Reading, Cooking & Calligraphy
Location: Tokyo, Japan

Abigail Morales

Administration

Primary Coverage: Japan
Secondary Coverage: Hong Kong
Industry Experience: 2 years
AGP Experience: 2 years
Languages: Tagalog & English
Hobbies: Reading, Cooking, Music & playing the Ukelele
Location: Philippines

John Rich Herrera

Social Media Coordinator

Primary Coverage: LinkedIn Social Media
Secondary Coverage: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & Youtube
Industry Experience: 2 years
AGP Experience: 2 years
Languages: Tagalog & English
Hobbies: Music, Basketball & Cooking
Location: Philippines

Researchers

Meet our proactive research team, actively engaging with candidates and job seekers to connect them with the right opportunities and drive our recruitment success.

Julie Anne Manuel

Head of Research

Primary Coverage: Finance
Secondary Coverage: Legal, Technology & Retail
Industry Experience: 2 years
AGP Experience: 2 years
Languages: Tagalog & English
Hobbies: Singing & Watching Movies
Location: Philippines

Abigail Buenaobra

Researcher

Primary Coverage: Technology
Secondary Coverage: Finance
Industry Experience: 2 years
AGP Experience: 2 years
Languages: Tagalog & English
Hobbies: Music, Reading & Sightseeing
Location: Philippines

Precious Jade Macabante

Researcher

Primary Coverage: Technology
Secondary Coverage: Finance
Industry Experience: 1 year
AGP Experience: 1 year
Languages: Tagalog, English & Sign Language
Hobbies: Music, Travelling & Photography
Location: Philippines