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SPOTTED K.K. - Feature Company

Strategically placed to spot expert talent

Finding the right people for entrepreneurial companies

Our aim is to support candidates into a more vibrant career path where they can play a bigger role in the development of their employer.

About Spotted

At Spotted Recruit, we believe in entrepreneurs and share their passion for turning great ideas into reality.

Since 2016, our consultants have been helping tech startups to build their business by finding highly qualified, highly motivated professionals for top Management and Executive positions, as well as strategic Sales, Engineering, Design, and Back Office roles. During that time, we have expanded the scope of our firm to provide industry-leading contingency and retained search services to the entire Tech Startup Ecosystem — from the most innovative homegrown Japanese Tech Startups and pioneering Global Tech companies entering Japan, to visionary Venture Capital and Private Equity firms.

Callum McGovern
Co-founder & CEO

The most renowned Japan-entry executive recruiter in Tokyo, Callum has helped over 100 tech companies identify their Japan start-up teams. Experienced in conducting difficult searches in niche and emerging technology sectors, he is embedded within the startup community in Japan.

Diego Utiyama
Co-founder & COO

A serial entrepreneur born in Brazil and raised in Japan with over 10 years of experience in the Asia market working closely with global technology firms and supporting local Startups as a preferred Tech Recruiter.

Is passionate about new technologies, motorcycles and snowboarding.

Our Services

We provide several talent acquisition services including Retained Search, Professional Contingency Search and Recruitment Process Outsourcing.

  • Talent Acquisition
  • Director Recruitment
  • Advisor Recruitment (industry experts)