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Japan Society YPG – Interview Skills Panel

September 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Are You Stressed Out About a Big Interview Coming Up? Or are you thinking of starting your job search soon, and want to get a refresher?
Interviewing for a job can be stressful, especially since most of us do it infrequently, and few people ever become very good at it. If you look online, there’s a lot of conflicting advice out there.

Japan Society Young Professional’s Group is hosting a panel of experts to give real and relevant advice on how to handle difficult situations in an interview. We are bringing together seasoned recruiters and hiring managers to talk about interviews. There will also be time at the end for audience questions.
We are grateful to announce that this event is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Applift.
Please join us at 7 pm on September 20, 2017, at Applift’s Office in San Francisco. The venue is a secure building, and so you will have to call up via the intercom for admission. Please dial “400” on the call box to be let in. Snacks and beer will be served.


Scott_Tullis_cropped-370x247Scott Tullis
Managing Director, Wahl & Case

Wahl and Case is a boutique tech recruitment firm with a global reach and local expertise. We’re experts in partnering with and helping grow Asian and European based tech startups entering the US market, as well as startups looking to enter Asia. Headquartered in Tokyo, our San Francisco branch was established in 2012, where our team specializes in the Ad Tech, Cybersecurity, FinTech and Consumer Mobile App spaces. Functionally, we successfully support our clients across Sales, Marketing, Creatives and Technical roles. Scott is a Bay Area native with over 10 years of recruitment experience in both the Bay Area and Tokyo. His favorite sushi is engawa. Do you have any engawa?

Simon Bromwell smallSimon Bromwell
Managing Director, Robert Walters

Robert Walters’s San Francisco office specializes in the technology space and help start-ups and larger enterprises find the best VP, Senior Director and Director level talent in the market. We have specialist recruitment teams that cover the following functions: Product Management, Marketing, Business Development, Sales, Data Science, Software Engineering, Finance & Operations, Design. Simon leads Robert Walters’ San Francisco office, and he has earned a reputation as one of the most respected recruitment leaders in the technology sector. Over the past 15 years, Simon has personally lead or managed more than 500 searches, recruiting executives at the VP-Director-Manager levels for consumer and enterprise start-ups, as well as international subsidiaries setting up a Bay Area presence.
Originally from the Wirral, UK, Simon’s recruitment career has taken him around the world including London, Tokyo, and most recently, San Francisco. After completing a Master of Arts in Japanese Studies from the University of Edinburgh, Simon started his recruitment career with a boutique executive search firm in Tokyo, before joining Robert Walters Japan in 2003. During his 9 years with the Japan business, Simon was instrumental in expanding the team from 20 to over 150 recruiters.
In January 2012 Simon relocated to San Francisco to launch Robert Walters West Coast US division, and partners with some of the top venture firms in the industry including Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock, and Norwest. Simon and his team has helped build the leadership teams for Houzz, Medium, Tango, Udemy, Tapingo, Aktana, Singular, GoFundMe, CrowdFlower, Intercom, BranchMetrics, Trov, and many other high-growth companies.

Tutram NguyenTutram Nguyen
Senior Technical Recruiter, Salesforce

Prior to recruiting, Tutram was in account management and sales at CCO, a boutique IT consulting firm and later on, in business development at Applift, a mobile advertising start up. She then pivoted to technical recruiting two years ago at Riviera Partners, a talent agency specializing in promising tech startups. Last year, she joined SalesforceIQ as an in-house recruiter, where she helped double the size of SalesforceIQ’s engineering team. After the division fully integrated with Salesforce HQ, she was assigned to grow Salesforce Einstein, their AI/machine learning platform Engineering, and Data Science teams. Tutram doubled the team in the last six months and is now Senior Technical Recruiter at Salesforce.

KonstiKonstantin Dieterle
Managing Director US, Applift

Before joining AppLift, Konstantin gained experience in the field of sales and business development at Oracle Corporation. He then joined Google where he managed and supported German-based online gaming clients with their online/performance marketing strategies and successfully helped to launch several mobile- and browser games worldwide.
At AppLift Konstantin was first and foremost responsible to grow and manage client relations since the very early days. Since he joined in Summer 2012, Konstantin was able to grow with the company and after 2 years in the Berlin HQ, he transitioned over to the San Francisco office, where his main responsibility as MD is to run the US operations and strengthen AppLift’s position in the US market.
Konstantin holds a double diploma degree in international management from the ESB Business School in Reutlingen and Reims Management School, is an avid gamer, hobby DJ, triathlete, and whiskey enthusiast.

Sachie Ichimura
Staffing Manager, Pasona

Sachie started her career in recruiting 7 years ago at Pasona N A, Inc., a Japan-based recruiting firm, focusing on Japanese businesses in the U.S. Since its foundation in 1985, PASONA has pursued a clear corporate philosophy of “Solutions to Society’s Problems” and supported Japanese companies entering the North American market in the areas of Placement /Recruiting, Temporary Staffing and Outsourcing. There, Sachie has developed her career from Associate Recruiter to Executive Recruiter, dealing with various clients in recruitment/staffing needs, and is now Staffing Manager, leading the recruiting team in the Western region.

About Applift:
Managing Director US, Applift

AppLift is a leading mobile ad tech company that empowers mobile app advertisers to take control of every stage of the app advertising lifecycle. AppLift’s unified platform, DataLift 360, enables advertisers to launch their apps as well as grow and retain quality users from one interface. With DataLift 360, app marketers can programmatically access all major mobile ad inventory worldwide and control their campaigns through a single proprietary technology platform, which provides advanced data integration as well as extended targeting and audience management capabilities. You can find them on Facebook at HERE

About Japan Society’s Young Professionals Group:
Managing Director US, Applift

YPG is a part of Japan Society of Northern California, and our mission is to create a community of young professionals in the Bay Area that have some interest or connection to Japan. We host monthly networking events and professional talks.


  • 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM Networking
  • 7:30 PM – 7:35 PM Applift Intro
  • 7:35 PM – 7:40 PM YPG Intro & Intro of panelists by Bryan Jacop
  • 7:40 PM – 8:15 PM Panel of Questions
  • 8:15 PM – 8:30 PM Audience Questions
  • 8:30 PM – 9:00 PM Networking & Clean-up

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September 20, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm




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