Our Team

Highly Specialized team's focused on Healthcare & IT

Healthcare Team (Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices)

Pedro Espada (Manager)  

Pedro majored in law and Japanese. After getting his lawyer’s license and gaining some experience in Europe he decided to move to Tokyo where he obtained the Japanese-Language Certification and joined PAL Healthcare team. His goal is to provide the best professional service using his language abilities and negotiation skills with honesty.

Simon Thompson (Sr. Consultant) 
Simon graduated in Business Administration and started his career in London, before moving to Japan in 2014. He joined PAL as a consultant in the healthcare team in 2018 after 2 years of experience in healthcare recruitment. He focuses mainly on commercial functions in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. His goal is to provide companies with the best possible talent to help them grow their business, whilst giving professionals the right opportunities to help them reach their personal career aspirations.
Keith Tsuhako (Consultant) 
Keith was born to Japanese parents and educated in the States where he majored in Economics and Japanese. Keith started his career in one of America’s largest financial institutions before finding his passion for consulting in Japan. The diagnosis of a chronic illness changed his career path as a young adult. Consequently, he has made it a personal goal to support professionals drive development and innovation in the healthcare industry.
Jeff Brennan (Consultant)  
Born and raised in America – Jeff obtained a Bachelors of Science in Human Physiology, minoring in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Wyoming. With strong analytic and project management skills, Jeff started his career in recruitment consulting with PAL KK on the Healthcare recruitment team. Specializing in the Medical Device and BioScience industries, Jeff focuses on both contingent and retained search for mid-career and executive talent.
Daniel Malmqvist (Associate Consultant)      
Originally from Sweden, Daniel started out doing Sales and Customer Service. In 2015 he moved to Japan where he gained different work experience, Japanese language skills, and understanding of the Japanese working culture. The impact of helping professionals in their careers, meeting different people with different backgrounds, and learning more about the ever-evolving industry of Healthcare is what made him chose a career path in Recruitment with PAL K.K.

Colin Mitchell (Associate Consultant)

Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia (USA) – Colin graduated from Georgia State University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a minor in Japanese. With solid organizational skills, and by setting steep personal goals, Colin earned a good reputation as a recruiter in Atlanta with a Japanese-owned agency. Using experience from a wide variety of industries, Colin knows what it takes to find the most realistic match for client needs and has adapted well to the Japanese healthcare market.

Mark White (Researcher)

Originally from Sunderland, UK, Mark graduated University with a Bachelors in Law as one of the top students in his cohort. In 2015 he decided to move to Japan to pursue a different career path. The constant life-changing breakthroughs and developments in the healthcare industry is what led him to a career in Recruitment with PAL K.K. His passion now lies in helping professionals from various backgrounds realize their potential by providing them with the opportunities to enhance their career to its fullest.

IT / Professional Service Team

Anthony Beasley (Manager)  

Originally from Orlando, Florida, Anthony studied International Business and Marketing at De Montfort University in the UK. After graduating, he worked as a business consultant and also started a business in his early 20’s. Having over 15 years of Recruitment experience in Tokyo, he joined PAL as Senior Specialist for IT, Consulting, Web, Telecom, and User-side recruitment. Previously, Anthony was working with Top Fortune 500 recruitment companies (Top 3 Global Recruitment companies), and also has experience launching new recruitment companies as a start-up member.

He was introduced in the Web Magazine: https://hrbc.porters.jp/magazine/special_detail/id=350
Go Yamazaki (Consultant)   

Born and raised in San Francisco, California, he moved to Japan at the age of 11. After graduating from high school, Go moved to Washington for university to study Education. After his studies in the US, he returned to Japan to contribute to his roots in Japan and gain experience in a business that serves as a bridge between the US and Japan. He joined PAL in 2018 aiming to support the global recruitment activities of growing companies in Japan. He is currently focusing on the IT and consulting industries.

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