Meet the TableCheck Team

Experts from diverse backgrounds, innovating the future of global restaurant products

Strengths


Global

TableCheck's team members represent Japan, USA, China, India, Mexico, Israel, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and more, and speak over 12 languages. We are a internationally-minded company building truly global products.

Talent

Our staff have prior experience working at the leading companies in Hospitality, Finance, Technology, Credit Cards, Game Development—and even Rocket Science! We bring together a diverse array of experts under one umbrella to fully leverage each member's unique perspective.

Market Leader

We've earned a strong reputation among our clients, outpacing our peers by introducing innovative new products and features. Using the latest agile development methodologies, we deliver well-tested apps with remarkably fast turnaround time.

Directors

Yu Taniguchi

CEO

2007: CyberSource Japan (wholly-owned subsidiary of VISA), business administration planning 2010: Piku Media (formerly English OK), helped establish business and office 2011: Founded TableCheck as CEO

From: Kanagawa, Japan & Singapore

John Shields

CTO

"Let's rock-n-roll!"

2007: Graduated from Brown University, B.S. in Electrical Engineering (With Honors) 2007-12: Nomura Securities Japan (formerly Lehman Brothers Japan), Vice President, Equities Algorithmic Trading 2013: Joined TableCheck as CTO and Co-Founder

From: Seattle, USA

Sales

Kiyoshi "Kevin" Takegami

Director Sales&Operation

Graduated from Rikkyo University. Sales Manager for MICROS-Fidelio Japan, managed global hotel clients. Awarded "Top Salesperson" 5 years in a row. Sales Manager at Ubitus, Inc., where he led global expansion of online game sales. Joined TableCheck in 2015 as Head of Sales.

From: Tokyo, Japan

Takao Toya

Regional Manager / West Japan

Graduated from Keio University, Faculty of Business and Commerce. Prior experience as a Restaurant Manager, and as Sales at a global life insurance company. Joined TableCheck in 2015 as Sales.

From: Bangkok, Thailand

Daisuke Sasaya

Sales Leader

Graduated from the Hokkaido University School of Science. Joined Tech Matrix Corporation in 2010, where he worked as Corporate Sales for 6 years in the Security Division. Joined TableCheck as an Account Manager in 2016.

From: Saitama, Japan

Yugo Take

Sales Leader

Aiming to become the next Indiana Jones, Take studied Archeology at Meiji University. After learning first-hand that exploring archeological sites was not quite as adventurous as he had imagined, he jumped his career path to join the restaurant industry. At the age of 30, he moved to Luxa and engaged in both sales and staff training. He joined TableCheck as sales in 2017.

From: Ibaraki, Japan

Ken Takano

Senior Sales

Started his career as a cook at a French Bistro at Nakameguro. He is knowledgable about the front-end and back-end of restaurant operation after he worked as a service staff at Salvatore Cuomo and at Giraud restaurant system. In 2017, he joined TableCheck as an Account Manager.

From: Japan

Satsuki Mitsuhashi

Sales

Satsuki focuses her career in Sales. In her previous job, she turned a shop profitable by providing excellent hospitality and customer services. Satsuki became interested in the IT industry and joined TableCheck as Account Manager in 2017 to broaden her skills.

From: Osaka, Japan

Ryusuke Iibuchi

Sales

Graduated from Camden County College in U.S.. Ryusuke earned school expenses as the only Japanese waiter in a local sushi bar in Philadelphia. Started his career at the personnel placement agency. Also worked as sales at Groupon and LINE. Joined TableCheck in 2018.

From: Miyagi, Japan

Yuki Koidezawa

Sales

After graduated from college, Yuki started his career as a sales at local printing company, and in charge of public entities. With his experience working at restaurants, and to step up his career, he joined TableCheck in 2018.

From: Gifu, Japan

Tomohiro Goto

Leader, Sales Planning

Tomohiro started his career in sales at a stock brokerage firm. In 2014 he joined Luxa and became the top salesperson in their Nagoya branch office. After he moved to Tokyo he worked as a top salesperson and a recruiter and also trained new staff. Tomohiro joined TableCheck as Sales Planner in 2017.

From: Aichi, Japan

Shunpei Yamashita

Inside Sales

Had worked as sales for system and BPO service at a major telecommunication company. There he also worked as multi-task player for seminars and events planning and arrangements. He moved to Marketing company and worked as inside sales. Joined TableCheck in 2018 to have more experience as inside sales.

From: Tokyo, Japan

Shizuka Uchiyama

Sales Assistant

Shizuka has experience working in both Sales and in the Food and Beverage industry. She joined TableCheck in 2017 as Sales.

From: Yamagata, Japan

Operations

Nobuyoshi Hashino

Consultant Specialist

1994: Graduated from Osaka Travel Journal College, Hotel Department 1994: Kobe Bay Sheraton Hotel 1997: The Ritz-Carlton Osaka 2003: Grand Hyatt Tokyo 2005: Mandarin Oriental Tokyo 2008: Business Manager, launched six locations of restaurants and animal hospitals 2013: OpenTable Client Relations Manager 2014: Joined TableCheck as Senior Consultant

From: Kobe, Japan

Keita Ogawa

Manager, Consultant

Keita Ogawa is an avid hill-climb bike racer, and prides himself as being able to ride any kind of bike, from a mountain bike to a Granny-style bike. After working for a hotel company, Keita became a Sales Manager of MICROS-Fidelio Japan, where he managed global hotel clients. He joined TableCheck in 2016 as a support specialist.

From: Tokyo, Japan

Toshio Wakamatsu

Leader, Operation Consultant

1999: Graduated from Salem International University. 2000: Chimney Co., Ltd. (12-year tenure) direct management Division Area Manager, served as the FC Division supervisor. 2012: OpenTable, Inc. Client Relationship Manager. 2016: Joined TableCheck as Senior Consultant.

From: Kamakura, Japan

Shinya Endo

Senior Consultant, Operation

Formerly Support and CRM at MICROS-Fidelio Japan covering the Restaurant sector. Joined TableCheck in 2015 as Support Specialist.

From: Japan

Eiko Sumii

Senior Consultant, Operation

Fascinated by restaurants in New York, Eiko changed her career to the restaurant industry. After having worked as service staff, a shop manager as well as a receptionist at HUGE, she joined TableCheck as a Sales Consultant in 2017.

From: Japan

Haruna Kadoya

Consultant, Operation

Had worked at restaruant industry for 11 years as service staff at a hotel restaurant as well as a receptionist, PR, and manager. Haruna changed her career as a sales rep at Micros Fidelio Japan. After two years of enjoying slow living at Miyako-jima, she joined TableCheck as a consultant in 2018.

From: Japan

Ai Yuzawa

Consultant, Operation

Ai has worked at Wedding industry for 6 years as Wedding Planner and has involved in establishing a Wedding company in Qingdao China. Throughout her career she witnessed a lot of smiles and happiness. After worked at SONY teaching photoshoting, she joined TableCheck as a consultant in 2018.

From: Gunma, Japan

Mami Yamauchi

Consultant, Operation

Mami has experienced working as a shop manager at retail store and a sales for E-commerce for retail shops. With her love to good food and drinks, she joined TableCheck to step up in her career.

From: Fukuoka, Japan

Takeshi Furuta

Senior Consultant, CRM

Graduated from Hattori Nutrition College. Trained in wines in Australia, and became sommelier at "Joel Robuchon." Later worked as Restaurant Manager at the Tokyo Midtown location of Roti. Joined TableCheck in 2015 as Sommelier / Sales.

From: Japan

Hiroko Yanagi

Consultant, CRM

Has worked at the resutaurants during her college age, she has interested in restaurant industry. After graduated from colledge Hiroko joined marketing agency targeitng restaurant industry. With her will to support the restaurants' best service, joined TableCheck in 2018 as a consultant.

From: Japan

Fumiya Tanaka

Leader, Operation Planning

After graduated from cooking school, Fumiya worked at online marketing and restaurant management system companies as customer support. With his interest in restaurant IT, Fumiya joined TableCheck at the end of 2017. He is also a great father who loves his two daughters!

From: Kanagawa, Japan

Makoto Shimono

Leader, Support Consultant

Formerly Support and CRM at MICROS-Fidelio Japan. Over 12 years experience in Food & Beverage IT support. Joined TableCheck in 2015 as Support Specialist.

From: Japan

Satomi Matsumoto

Senior Consultant, Support

After graduating from California State University, Satomi Matsumoto worked at a Japanese digital audio equipment maker, doing B2B logistic operations as well as B2C business development. Since 2014, Satomi worked as business support for an overseas corporation which provides cloud software. She joined TableCheck in 2016 as a support specialist.

From: Tochigi, Japan

Kyoko Isome

Senior Consultant, Support

2003: Graduated from Kanda Institute of Foreign Language 2004: Worked at Gonpachi Nishiazabu as a receptionist 2006: Worked at a Japanese restaurant in Canada 2010: Worked at HUGE as an Assistant Manager 2017: Joined TableCheck as Sales Consultant

From: Tokyo, Japan

Ayane Kondo

Consultant, Support

Ayane worked as reservation operator with her hospitality. Her warm and dedicated conversation makes others smile. Interested in TableSolution as one of its user, she decided to join TableCheck as a consultant. She is also a GAME lover.

From: Saitama, Japan

Kyosuke Takasaki

Technical Consultant

Takasaki graduated Northeastern State University in Oklahoma. He started his career as a programer and also has experience as freelancer as WEB programer and test engineer for Web/Smartphone application. After he worked as system support enginner in German company which provide the hotel booking portal for customer, he joined TableCheck in 2017.

From: Saga, Japan

Osaka Office

Yusuke Miyamoto

Senior Consultant, Operation

Experienced restaurant manager at French restaurant Café de Paris in Kobe, Miyamoto engaged WEB marketing strategy at Operation Factory. Joined TableCheck in 2017 as a Sales Consultant at the Osaka Office.

From: Kobe, Japan

Junichi Sakuma

Sales

While studying theatre at Nihon University, Colledge of Arts, Jun started his career at working in the restaurants industry. He engaged in the opening of new restaurants and also worked as restaurant manager at Wonder Table previously. In 2018, joined TableCheck with his wish for further growth in restaurants industry.

From: Tokyo, Japan

Hiroaki Nakajima

Consultant, Operation

Started working as shop manager of cafe and bar after dropping out of the college. Became properly employed at Operation Factory after working as part time. Worked as shop manager and had experience in shop operation, shop management, including HR and accounting. Joined TableCheck Osaka office in 2018.

From: Osaka, Japan

Fukuoka Office

Keita Morimoto

Sales

Keita has been in the restaurant and wedding industry since he graduated. He was the top sale and Manager of Groupon Fukuoka. He was also one of the initial members of Tabelog Fukuoka reseller to build the Fukuoka office. He joined TableCheck in 2017 to expand TableSolution’s presence in Fukuoka area.

From: Fukuoka, Japan

Keisuke Matsuura

Sales

Matsuura has previously worked at Groupon and within 2 months of joining, he was crowned "Top Salesperson." In his previous work, Tabelog reseller in Fukuoka, he was the initial members as well as the top sale. He joined TableCheck in 2017 to strengthen the Fukuoka office.

From: Fukuoka, Japan

Misuzu Hayashi

Consultant, Operation

Misuzu has experienced a various industry in her past career, such as a sales rep and fromt office clark at a major suports goods maker, a shops staff at apparel shop and coffee shop, and a restaurant manager. With her love to eat and drink as well as hospitality mind, she joined TableCheck in 2018. She is also a powerful mother for two kids.

From: Hakata, Japan

Seoul Office

Scott J Kim

Korea Country Manager

Scott was previously the Sales Manager for MICROS-Fidelio Korea. He has extended experiences in the hospitality industry and managing global hotel clients in Korea. Joined TableCheck Korea in 2017 as a representative of the Branch office.

From: Korea

Jimmy Lee

Sales Manager

Previously worked in ICT industry as technical sales and business development. Jimmy has broad experiences in partner recruitment and management as well as in-country operation. Joined TableCheck as a Korea sales manager with his interest of "food-tech" industry.

From: Seoul, Korea

Woobin Im

Consultant

Previously worked in hospitality industry as a project engineer. She mainly implemented and supported Agilysys-InfoGenesis POS and ResPAK Korea. She likes to ride bicycle along the Han River bike path on the weekend.

From: Seoul, Korea

Singapore Office

Daniel Lee

Country Sales Manager

Sell the problem you solve, not the product.

Daniel was previously the Sales Director of Agilysys Singapore. He has over 15 years of experiences in the hospitality industry and distribution channel. Joined TableCheck Singapore in 2018 as the representative of the branch office. Hotels and restaurants are part of my life :)

From: Singapore

Ken Yeo

Sales Manager

Sky is the limit.

Ken was previously from 3M Singapore responsible for sales in brands like Post-it & Scotch. His past experience are mainly from the hospitality industry and F&B sector.

From: Singapore

Henry Chong

Product Consultant

Customers don’t expect you to be perfect. They DO expect you to fix things when they go wrong.

Worked in Hospitality Industry for around 8 years & experienced in Hardware Support, System Engineer, Account Management, Customer Service, Project Management & Deployment. Join TableCheck Singapore in 2018 as Product Consultant.

From: Singapore

IT Engineering

Ashwini Meshram

Server Engineer

"Winter is coming!"

Graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. Won 247th place in the Indian National Science Olympiad. Prior experience in system development in both India and Japan. Joined TableCheck in 2015 as Frontend Engineer.

From: India

Wei-Han Chong

Frontend Engineer

"What we think, we become."

Graduated from University Teknologi Malaysia with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science. 2012: Came to Japan and worked in a game company as HTML5/Javascript Game Developer. 2016: Joined TableCheck as Frontend Engineer.

From: Malaysia

Omer Ben Yosef

Senior Server Engineer

"I've got a bad feeling about this..."

2010: ORT Braude College of Engineering 2010: Pionet Technologies 2012: Worthy.com 2015: Joined TableCheck as Senior Server Engineer.

From: Israel

Shigeru Kamada

QA Engineer

Shigeru Kamada graduated from Otterbein University in Ohio, USA. Shigeru has extensive experience as a QA Engineer at leading tech companies including Intel and PayPal. He joined TableCheck as QA engineer in 2016.

From: Tokyo, Japan

Emilien Kenler

System Engineer

In 2011, Emilien founded a company selling Minecraft servers. After an internship in 2012 at TaDaWeb, Luxembourg, he continued to work remotely as a Systems Engineer. He graduated in 2014 from the University of Technology of Compiègne with a Master's Degree in Computer Science. Then, he decided to come to Japan, and worked as a Server Engineer for a game company in Tokyo. In 2016, he joined TableCheck as a System Engineer.

From: France

Matt Pinkston

Senior Server Engineer

"I thought what I'd do was, I'd pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes."

Matthew graduated with a Management of Information Systems degree from Iowa State University in 2012. In the Fall of 2013, he entered Japan as a server-side engineer for Rakuten. In 2014 he moved to Tabelog Inc. as a full-stack and iOS developer. As of April 2017, he has been focusing on developing new and innovative systems at TableCheck.

From: USA

Naoko Nishimura

Frontend Engineer

"This ramen is my boyfriend"

Graduated from Doshisha University. While at university, Naoko studied abroad at Melbourne University, Australia and University of Hawaii and started working as a freelance developer. After graduation, she worked as a frontend engineer at web design company for two years. Joined TableCheck in 2017 as Frontend Engineer. Naoko never misses to eat ramen noodle on weekends.

From: Japan

Simeon Cheeseman

Frontend Engineer

"It's a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the Road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to."

Graduated from the University of Auckland. Has worked as a front end and full stack developer for several small to medium businesses and for a period worked as a freelance developer. Joined TableCheck in 2017 as a front end engineer.

From: New Zealand

Hena Shah

QA Engineer

"Go that extra mile to be Extraordinary"

Graduated from VJTI, India with B.Tech in Information Technology. Involved in Deep Learning Research in university. Joined TableCheck in 2017 as a QA Engineer to venture more in the field.

From: India

Corina Seeto

Product Manager

"Be the change you want to see in the world."

Corina holds a Media in Multimedia degree and has over 10 years of professional experience working in Digital. She has worked for global organisations such as Ernst & Young and SONY. Originally from Sydney, Australia, she brings a wealth of experience to help shape our digital products. She joins our team as Product Manager.

From: Australia

Yad Smood

Frontend Engineer

"I don't know where I'm going, but I hope I go far."

2013: Graduated from the South Central University for Nationalities 2013-15: Baidu, Senior Software Engineer 2015-2017: Meituan, Senior Software Engineer 2017: Joined TableCheck

From: China

Daniel Lizik

Frontend Engineer

Ah...I don't care....

Graduated from Clark University with a degree in sociology. Went into web development as a full stack developer and has worked for American, British and now Japanese companies. Joined TableCheck in 2017 as a front end engineer.

From: USA

Kevin Kee

Marketing Web Developer

"A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man."

Kevin makes websites for marketers. He has developed solutions for inbound and outbound business efforts in industries including legal, HR, translation, and print. He joined TableCheck in 2018 as a web developer, supporting the marketing team.

From: Canada

Jason Perry

Head of Data Science

"While the simplest path between two points is a straight line, it rarely offers the best scenery."

Graduated from Stanford University in 2003 with a PhD in Economics. He has worked as a Financial Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; a Visiting Economist at the Bank of Japan; a Senior Consultant at NERA Economic Consulting; a Research Officer at Barclays Global Investors; a Director at BlackRock; and an independent consultant on projects related to risk quantification, valuation, retirement planning, business strategy, and data science. He joined TableCheck in 2018 as the Head of Data Science.

From: USA

Guillaume George

Server Engineer

"You must construct additional pylons!"

Gratuated from the University of Technology of Compiègne in 2014 with a Master's Degree in Computer Science. He worked at Hi Corporation as a software engineer and built a UI library, a rendering engine and tools for embedded systems. He joined TableCheck as a Server Engineer in 2018.

From: France

Business Development & Other

Yasuyo Shikano

Business Development Manager

After graduating from University of Nebraska at Kearney, Yasuyo Shikano worked at NEXWAY, comuunication IT service provider, doing sales, marketing, planning, and customer support and was recognized by the company several times for her acheivements. With a strong background with the IT services business, Yasuyo joined TableCheck in 2016 as an experienced professional for business development and B2B communication.

From: Gifu, Japan

Yuka Niki

Public Relations

Graduated from Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages, major in English. Joined the Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo in 2005 (formerly The Four Seasons Hotel.) Joined TableCheck in 2016 after a successful career history of over 10 years in Japanese and Western restaurants.

From: Saitama, Japan

Corrine Chan

Marketing

Pow Pow lover - living for the snow

Graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in Japanese and Business Management. Corrine moved to Japan because the snow is so nice and soft here. Joking! She enjoys being lost in this big city and discover surprises every day. Previously worked in fashion retails and start-ups. Corrine joined TableCheck in 2017 to increase their marketing presence.

From: Hong Kong

Alex Moridaira

Global Strategy

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

During his studies at Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley, Alex worked with TableCheck as a Business Development Intern. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Finance in 2016, he worked as a Financial Analyst at Xilinx and then returned to TableCheck to support expansion operations in new Asia markets.

From: California, USA

Singh Shweta

Global Strategy

Work. Save. Travel. Repeat.

With a Bachelors degree in IT and Masters degree in HR from India, Shweta has an extensive experience in Human Resources, Corporate Communication and related areas. She came to Japan with a wish to learn about and immerse in the Japanese culture. A believer of minimalism, she loves to travel to places off the beaten path. She joined the Global Strategy team of TableCheck in 2017.

From: India

Takamitsu Mano

Director of Finance

After working overseas at a global auto parts manufacturer and foreign-based IT companies in sales, he joined an IT startup in 2006. For over a decade he was the Director of Administration and focused on building the venture business. His main roles were in finance, HR, general affairs and legal. Takamitsu joined TableCheck in 2017 as a Director of Finance.

From: Tokyo, Japan

Makoto Akita

Accounting

Had studied Japanese CPA at the University, Makoto had started her career at a tax office. After that she has experienced working at accounting section more than 10 years in several companies in various industries. Joined TableCheck for further step us with her love to the accounting job.

From: Hiroshima, Japan

Housho Iwasaki

HR Director

Housho started at CIBC Wood Gundy (Canadian Investment firm) where she conducted HR & administrative office duties. In 1996, she moved to a US asset management company (Barclays Global Investors which later became BlackRock) and engaged across a broad range of HR activities such as HR strategies/M&A, talent development, recruiting, HR operations, compensation, and employee benefits as a senior HR Business Partner (Director). She joined TableCheck in 2018 as HR Director.

From: Kumamoto, Japan

Koji Kawasaki

HR

Graduated from Keio University. 1988: Joined Japan Airlines and engaged in business related to "International Passengers" at several airports and sales branches. 2005: Temporarily transferred to the Japanese Olympic Committee and worked for PR and media communications related to the Olympic Games. 2010: Joined a susidiary of Tokyo Gas as a Sales Manager, then as a HR & GA Manager.

From: Tokyo, Japan

Ooishi

General Affairs

Ooishi worked as a sales representative at one of Japan's largest real estate companies. She joined TableCheck in 2015, and brings broad experience as an office administrator at prominent Japanese enterprises.

From: Yokohama, Japan