Company Profile

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 Pharmaceuticals, Science & Technology, and Medical Devices. Since then, we have expanded into additional industries and currently have 9 teams covering:

In 2014, Apex was awarded the Growth Company of the Year by Recruitment International and we have continued to experience rapid growth since. Currently, Apex has a diverse team of approximately 66 staff with representations from 10 different nationalities, and is approximately 50% women.

 

Our Mission and Values

“A Trusted Partner Providing Solutions To Achieve Professional Success.”

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.

 

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Our History Timeline

2010-2

September
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

2011-1

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

2012

June
Professional Services Team established.

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

2013

May
Legal & Compliance Team established.

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

2014

March
IT & Digital Media Team established.

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

2015

March
Medimove brand launched.

April
Moved to second Ebisu office with room for 75 people.

July
Banking & Financial Services Team established

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

2016

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

2017

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

September
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

2018-01

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

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