Company Profile

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About Us

Apex is an executive search firm based in Tokyo, specializing in the recruitment of bilingual professionals from mid to senior level management positions. We work closely with multinational companies already established in Japan, as well as start-ups looking to grow within the Japanese market. Our clients include many of the world’s top global brands as well as smaller up and coming companies. We are part of IRC Global Executive Search Partners, a global professional alliance of executive search firms with over 80 offices spanning 6 continents.

Apex was founded in 2010 by 5 experienced executive recruiters and at that time focused in the healthcare industry, specifically in Pharmaceutical, Science & Technology, and Medical Device. Since then, we have expanded into additional industries and currently have 9 teams covering: Banking & Financial Services, Consumer & Luxury, Supply Chain & Procurement, Legal & Compliance, Professional Services, and IT & Digital Media.

Our Mission and Values

At Apex, we believe that great personnel are priceless and we are committed to finding the best match for our clients and candidates. We pride ourselves in delivering quality solutions while always putting our 6 core values of Integrity, Communication, Teamwork, Commitment, People, and Adaptability at the heart of our business.


Our History Timeline

Apex was established as a Healthcare focused Executive Search company in Shinbashi with three teams:
Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Science & Technology.
● Number of staff: 5

Moved to new Shinbashi office to accommodate growth in our core industries.
● Number of staff: 8

Professional Services Team established.

Moved to first Ebisu office.
● Number of staff: 11

Legal & Compliance Team established.

Consumer & Luxury Team established.
● Number of staff: 18

IT & Digital Media Team established.

Won “Growth Company of the Year” for recruiting companies from Recruitment International.
● Number of staff: 34

Medimove brand launched.

Moved to second Ebisu office with room for 75 people.

Banking & Financial Services Team established

Supply Chain & Procurement Team established
Won “Life Sciences Recruitment Company of the Year 2015” from Recruitment International.
● Number of staff: 45

Won the “LinkedIn Most Socially Engaged” award in 2016 (Medium Enterprise, Asia).
● Number of staff: 54

Launched Apex’s 20 day intensive training program for new hires.

Apex’s first CSR initiative at TELL’s Tokyo Tower Climb supporting World Suicide Prevention Day. Won the Most Fundraised award.
● Number of staff: 57

Won “Best Recruitment Company To Work For” from Recruitment International.

Won “Branding Excellence” and “Recruiter Performance” awards from LinkedIn.
● Number of staff: 60

Won “Healthcare & Life Sciences Recruitment Company of the Year” from Recruitment International.

● Number of staff: 66