Our People

Our experienced consultants understand each industry’s unique challenges and opportunities, providing tailored solutions to meet our client’s specific needs.

At Ascent Global Partners we believe that the strength of a company lies in its people, and the strength of our service lies in our understanding of this fundamental principle.  We believe that people are not just the heart of a company; they are the soul of its success.

 

“People are not your most important asset. The right people are.” – Jim Collins

Meet our Consultants

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

Fumio Miyanaga

Principal Consultant – Financial Services

Primary Coverage: Sell Side Equities
Secondary Coverage: Investment Banking, PE/VC, Asset Management & Cryptocurrencies.
Industry Experience: 23 years
AGP Experience: 1 year
Languages: Japanese & English
Hobbies: Soccer & Reading
Location: Tokyo, Japan

Alex Tempier

Consultant – Financial Services

Primary Coverage: Asset Management
Secondary Coverage: Sell Side Equities
Industry Experience: 20 years
AGP Experience: 1 year
Languages: French & English
Hobbies: Skiing, Hiking & Cooking
Location: Toronto, Canada

Joseph Tuazon

Consultant – Consumer Markets

Primary Coverage: Consumer Markets
Secondary Coverage: Financial Services
Industry Experience: 1 year
AGP Experience: 1 years
Languages: English
Hobbies: Reading, Movies & Listening to Music
Location: Tokyo, Japan

Adrian Stanica

Consultant – Financial Services

Primary Coverage: Equity
Secondary Coverage: Technology, Investment Banking & Consumer Goods
Industry Experience: 15 years
AGP Experience: 1 year
Languages: English, Japanese, Romanian, Italian & French
Hobbies: Reading, Iron Man & Technology
Location: Hong Kong

Rikiya Fukuchi

Associate Consultant – Consumer Markets

Primary Coverage: Consumer Markets
Secondary Coverage: Legal
Industry Experience: 1
AGP Experience: 1
Languages: Japanese & English
Hobbies: Cars & Cats
Location: Tokyo, Japan

Kesiah Esteban

Associate Consultant – Financial Technology

Primary Coverage: Financial Technology
Secondary Coverage: Financial Services & Technology
Industry Experience: 2 years
AGP Experience: 2 years
Languages: Tagalog & English
Hobbies: Cooking, Watching Movies & Hiking
Location: Philippines

Meet our Operations

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

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

Irah Eisma

Database Administration

Primary Coverage: Japan
Secondary Coverage: Hong Kong
Industry Experience: 2 years
AGP Experience: 2 years
Languages: Tagalog & English
Hobbies: Cooking, reading & listening to music.
Location: Philippines

Annick Jane

Administration

Primary Coverage: Japan
Secondary Coverage: Hong Kong
Industry Experience: 2 years
AGP Experience: 2 years
Languages: Tagalog & English
Hobbies: Movies, music, singing & dancing
Location: Philippines

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

Meet our Researchers

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

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