Mr. Tsukahara received his BA degree in Law from Waseda University and holds an MBA degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He began his career at Fuji Bank (Current Mizuho Bank), where he worked as an account manager, loan officer and M&A advisor. He left Fuji Bank to join McKinsey & Company, where he spent 10 years in projects for strategy development, organizational design, marketing, sales force productivity enhancement in industry sectors such as retail, consumer goods, finance, pharmaceutical, and medical devices. While serving as co-head of the Healthcare Practice and Sales and Marketing Practice at McKinsey, he also led internal training initiatives for consultants. He joined Advantage Partners in June 2007 as one of the starting members of Portfolio Team to lead PAM (Post Acquisition Management) activities mainly in B2C sectors such as retail, e-commerce, and banking. After managing one of the portfolio companies as a CSO/COO from 2012, he changed his role to investment professional from 2016. He currently assumes deal team leader role for portfolio companies such as specialty retailer, educational service provider, and funeral service provider.