Pacific Reach Advisors is a boutique consulting firm specializing in cross-border recruitment, market entry and HR technology development for the U.S. and Japanese markets.

Founded in 2012, our fully bilingual team leverages decades of sales, recruitment and engineering leadership experience to deliver results on both sides of the Pacific. Integrity, transparency and an unwavering desire to exceed expectations are core values reflected in everything we do.

What we do

Our team

Leveraging more than 50 years of combined experience in HR and technology to create innovative solutions that deliver results.

Steve Skrysak
President & Principal Consultant

Steve spent a decade working in Asia, including 6 years as a Director for the Executive Search arm of $10B Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Steve currently splits time between California and Japan.

Juho Hietala
Chief Technical Officer

Juho has 15 years of Sr. Engineering experience covering the entire technology stack and most recently served as CTO for a New York City-based HR technology start-up. A native of Finland, Juho currently resides in The Netherlands.

Yasuyo Hirai
Operations & Research Manager

Yasuyo was previously with leading Japanese law firm NO&T, serving as HR Manager as the firm’s headcount quadrupled. Yasuyo received her Bachelor’s degree from Tsuda College and a Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Birmingham. She currently resides in Seattle.

David Young
Chief Operating Officer

David was the founder and CEO of Joyent, a cloud computing pioneer sold to Samsung. Following Joyent, he was CEO and Founder of an ultra-premium ice cream brand sold in supermarkets across the US, which he exited in 2018. David brings decades of technology, leadership and operational experience to Pacific Reach Advisors and leads strategy for our software and services business.

Contact us

We're eager to help your company grow on both sides of the Pacific. Get in touch to schedule a time to discuss your needs.