Alex Maruyama

President & CEO

After graduating from Simon Fraser University in Canada, he worked as a financial advisor and returned to Japan at the age of 28.

In 2010, he joined a major foreign headhunting firm.

His area of responsibility was middle office/operations (sales support) for foreign financial firms, where he provided 360 degree care for both candidates and clients.

He also set an Asian record by standing at the top of 600 people in the Southeast Asia region, including Japan, with personal achievements of over 130 million yen in annual sales.

Of his 8.5 years of service, he has been ranked No. 1 in Japan 5 times and No. 1 in Asia 3 times.

In January 2019, he founded TM Agency, Inc. and is currently blessed with 7 talented staff members and has assisted over 1,000 candidates in their career changes.

With a total of over 14 years of headhunting experience, he works primarily on permanent, outsourced, and contract assignments in the finance, Fintech, IT, and consulting firm industries.                                   

If you have any questions or are interested in a career consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Why I become a recruiter

Honestly, I didn’t know what recruitment was at first but they explained to me that it’s a form of sales job with unlimited earning potential. I knew I am good at sales so I tried. Learned to like recruitment over the years as it’s dealing with people and especially dealing with most important part of everyone’s life cycle.

Why launch TM Agency

In my previous experience at big firms like, I often found myself restricted in the extent to which I could assist my candidates and clients. The bureaucratic structure and limited flexibility within these firms hindered my ability effectively support my clients. Moreover, navigating through internal politics was a common challenge, prompting me to envision a different approach to recruitment.

Thus, my aspiration was to establish a firm that embraced transparency and openness, devoid of any internal politics. I wanted to create an environment where everyone, regardless of their position, had equal opportunities to grow, learn, and succeed while respecting one another. The objective was to foster a culture where collaboration was paramount, and all team members could contribute to the success of our clients and candidates.

Areas Of Specialization


Executive, Strategy, DX, IT, Operation, Marketing

Financial Services

Middle/Back Office, Operations, KYC/AML, Compliance


Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Web3

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