Description of Business
■ Development, sales, and maintenance of CMS (content management system) and CXM (customer experience management) using digital marketing technology
■ Development, sales, and maintenance of RPA (robotics process automation)
■ Sales and maintenance of process mining solutions "myInvenio" and "Apromore"
■ Sales and maintenance of CONTROLIO, a task mining solution
■ Sales and maintenance of 3D-VR shooting (Matterport) + original service "VR360"
Development, sales, and maintenance of various solutions that support digital transformation (DX)
Chairman of Board, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
After graduating from the Kansai Gaidai University in Japan, Kanno joined the Japan Air Force and became a pilot. He later worked at BroadVision.com in Japan, a global software vendor and former NASDAQ company. At BroadVision he specialized in websites and software. Subsequently in 2009, Mr. Yamamoto founded Heartcore in order to help solve the biggest technological problems facing Japan’s largest organizations. With over 20 years of experience in information technology and website engineering, he developed the solutions that enterprises rely on everyday throughout their organizations. Mr. Yamamoto received the “Top 100 Tech Innovators & Influencers” Award at the InterCon Las Vegas Conference in 2021.
Chief Operating Officer and Director
Mr. Hosaka joined HeartCore in 2009 and has been the COO since 2015. He graduated from Chuo University in Tokyo with a bachelor’s degree in physics. Mr. Hosaka brings 20 years of experience in technology as an engineer and manager at All Nippon Airways Systems, Electronic Data Systems, and Heartcore.
Chief Technical Officer
After graduating from Doshisha University, Mr. Miyata worked for a software development company, Electronic Data Systems etc. and has more than 20 years of software development experience. In 2009 he joined HeartCore, where he was involved in the development of its Content Management System. He focuses on software development.
CX Division Vice President
Mr. Kuno has been playing baseball since high school, and after graduating from college, Mr. Kuno joined a professional baseball team. He then worked as an IT sales representative. He joined Heartcore in 2010 and has consistently worked in business development. He was promoted to his current position in 2020 and has helped the company by expanding revenue growth.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Gao has been involved in finance and accounting for a total of 16 years. He was previously a group leader in finance and accounting at Marubshi Corporation in Tokyo, Japan. He worked there for 10 years. He joined Heartcore in 2017 and has extensive experience in accounting and finance.
Mr. Groenewald has been an independent member of our Board of Directors since January 24, 2022. Since January 2, 2022, Mr. Groenewald has served as the Chief Accounting Officer of Muscle Maker, Inc., a Nasdaq listed company. From September 2018 to January 2, 2022, Mr. Groenewald served as the Chief Financial Officer of Muscle Maker, Inc. From January 25, 2018 through May 29, 2018, Mr. Groenewald served as the Vice President of Finance, Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer of Muscle Maker, Inc., Muscle Maker Development, LLC and Muscle Maker Corp., LLC. In addition, from October 2017 through May 29, 2018, he served as the controller of Muscle Maker, Inc. Mr. Groenewald is a certified public accountant with significant experience in finance and accounting. From July 2018 through August 2018, he served as senior financial reporting accountant of Wrinkle Gardner & Company, a full service tax, accounting and business consulting firm. From February 2017 to October 2017, Mr. Groenewald served as Senior Financial Accounting Consultant at Pharos Advisors, Inc. serving a broad range of industries. From November 2013 to February 2017, he served as a Senior StaffAccountant at Financial Consulting Strategies, LLC where he provided a broad range of accounting, financial reporting, and pre-auditing services to various industries. From August 2015 to December 2015, Mr. Groenewald served as a Financial Reporting Analyst at Valley National Bank. Mr. Groenewald holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of South Africa.
Mr. Yamano has been an independent member of our Board of Directors since May 18, 2021. Mr. Yamano was also an independent member of the Board of Directors of HeartCore Co from August 2018 through March 2021. Since April 2016, Mr. Yamano has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Yamano Holdings Corporation. Mr. Yamano graduated with a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan.
Mr. Tan has been an independent member of our Board of Directors since September 1, 2021. Since April 2015, Mr. Tan has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Daitan Group, a company known for its Fuji Soba noodles. Mr. Tan graduated from Keio University in Tokyo with a bachelor’s degree in economics.
Mr. Omoto has been an independent member of our Board of Directors since September 1, 2021. Since July 2012, Mr. Omoto has served as a partner at Ambitious Tokyo Law Office. Mr. Omoto graduated with a Law Degree from Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan.
Mr. Katai has been an independent member of our Board of Directors since September 1, 2021. Since June 2018, Mr. Katai has served as an accounting advisor at Katai Accounting Firm. From December 2008 through December 2017, he served as auditor at KPMG AZSA, LLC. Mr. Katai graduated with a bachelor’s degree in faculty of commerce from Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan.