Team

  • Joji Takeuchi
  • Joji Takeuchi  -  CEO and co-founder

    Co-founded Brightrust in March 2007; previously, Partner at Konomi Inc., Japan, Managing Director and Global Co-head of Trading at General Re Financial Products; past engagements include funds research (private equity, listed equity and hedge funds), M&A advisory, derivatives trading, financial structuring and risk management; extensive network in Japanese GPs and LPs; Tokyo University (BA), Sydney University (MA).
  • Shunji Tanefusa
  • Shunji Tanefusa  -  senior principal and co-founder

    Co-founded Brightrust in March 2007; previously, Director and General Manager of Corporate Banking Division and General Manager of Securities and Funds Division at Fuji Bank (currently Mizuho Bank), President and Chairman of Fujigin Capital, President of Fuji Capital Management (currently, Mizuho Capital Partners). Mr. Tanefusa set up Japan’s first MBO-dedicated Fund, FBF2000 in 2000 and actively engaged in the fund management as the GP; extensive network in Japanese business / banking society; Keio University (BA).
  • Naoaki Ishida
  • Naoaki Ishida  -  senior advisor

    Previously, General Manager of International Credit Department at Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan, where he spearheaded bank’s LBO financing and private equity fund investments in 1980s, Executive General Manager of CSK Corporations, Executive Vice President of Konomi, Inc.; broad experience in corporate finance (including M&A), credit and private equity funds investments; extensive network in Japan and overseas; Keio University (BA), Harvard Business School (Advanced Management Program)