Company

Wahl and Case is out to fix recruitment. The recruitment industry is broken, globally. With our unique insights into the problems, we are making constant operational innovations as well as launching new digital solutions to solve the pain and frustration that exists in recruitment today.

Wahl and Case is a mission and values driven company. We play the long game, looking years, even decades ahead, to build deep relationships or launch world-first solutions like Attuned, in order to completely satisfy our clients and candidates. Every. Single. Time. 

Wahl and Case—we’re dragging recruitment into the future.

Leadership

Casey Wahl

Casey Wahl

CEO & Founder

Read more Show less Casey wants to change recruitment. He’s deeply passionate about the issue, and immensely frustrated with the reputation of the recruitment industry. Little innovation has happened in recruitment agencies over the last decades, with the industry often self-inflicting its negative perception by the plethora of indistinguishable recruiters with short-term outlooks. Casey is out to change all that. Globally. Analog (agency recruitment – Wahl and Case) and digitally (Justa, Attuned). It’s a big problem, worth a lifetime of work. Follow Casey’s musings @RedBrickVenture Casey is a long-term resident of Japan with fluent Japanese, and somehow got an Executive MBA from IE Business School.

Tomoyuki Ozawa

Tomoyuki Ozawa

CFO

Read more Show less Tomoyuki ensures that the company can meet its lofty goals for growth by leading the finance, accounting, risk, and compliance functions. His experience as a consultant and salesperson enables Tomoyuki to balance the needs of the front and back offices, thus developping Wahl and Case offensively, not just defensively. Prior to joining Wahl and Case, Tomoyuki ran his own accounting firm, while also having experience within the Big 4 and with a major city bank. He is a Japanese CPA, holds a BA from Waseda University and earned an Executive MBA from IE Business School.

Romen Barua

Romen Barua

VP, Business Development and Technology Enablement

Read more Show less Romen has more than a decade of experience within Japan’s recruitment and startup worlds. Before coming to Wall and Case to aid in building the team and scaling from the startup stage, he spent five years in a large global recruitment agency focused on IT contract services, with an emphasis on the finance sector. He led the Japan agency business for four years, driving the strong brand and market position Wahl and Case has in the technology recruitment sector, and its particularly strong relationships with global startups. In 2017 he stepped up to lead two key business units-- Justa, our online marketplace for startups, and the SF agency business— as well as build out a global business development and marketing function across the entire group. He is also a co-founder of a Tokyo- based startup focused on supercar events and sharing.

Mattias Hallberg

Mattias Hallberg

CIO

Read more Show less Mattias Hallberg is leading the IT organization, which is driving the company’s ongoing transformation to HR Tech, and working closely with peer organizations to advance business strategy and technology initiatives. He started his professional career in Sweden working for a startup in automotive electronics. He later found his way back to university, which led to a research position at Tokyo University. After turning back to the public sector, Mattias took up IT management positions in both IT service delivery and software development. Before joining Wahl and Case, he held a position at Rakuten, where he delivered six e-Commerce websites and headed a department with over 100 staff.

Chad Lafferty

Chad Lafferty

Director, Japan

Read more Show less Chad Lafferty leads the growth of our Japan-based recruitment practice, spanning our biggest markets including consumer technology, enterprise IT, retail, consumer and engineering. Prior to Wahl and Case, Chad was Associate Director for a global recruitment firm where he led three high-performing teams for the Japan business. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and holds a degree in Journalism.

Daniel Bodonyi

Daniel Bodonyi

Director, Attuned Business Unit

Read more Show less Daniel Bodonyi leads our predictive analytics SaaS business Attuned, focused on helping companies to screen, motivate and retain top talent who fit and enrich their culture. A former classical pianist, Shakespeare scholar, successful entrepreneur and analyst for top global strategy consulting firm L.E.K. as well as the UN, Daniel’s mission is to help our clients humanize the workplace using rigorously data-driven and scientifically proven approaches.

Yo Shibata

Yo Shibata

Outside Board Director

Read more Show less Yo Shibata is a three-time-acquired serial entrepreneur. His most recent service Smapo, later acquired by Rakuten, provides users with loyalty points as they enter participating stores by pairing a mobile application with his proprietary ultrasonic based micro-location technology. Prior to startups, he worked for McKinsey & Company as a consultant. In 2016, he co-founded an angel investment fund, Tokyo Founders Fund, with other successful young entrepreneurs in Japan.