Management Team

Founding Partners

Arlo Brown

Arlo Brown

Arlo is an executive search consultant focusing on senior-level searches for financial services companies in Japan. His main focus is front office positions with investment banks and asset management companies. Originally starting his career in recruiting at a boutique executive search firm in 2006, Arlo has successfully concluded 100s of senior-level searches within the financial services industry. Before co-founding the Evander Group, Arlo was heading up the financial services, accounting and human resources teams at a global recruitment firm, which he joined in 2008.

Arlo is half Japanese and half American. He is fully bilingual/bicultural in both English and Japanese, having been raised in Tokyo and graduated from the American School in Japan. After graduating high school in Japan, he received a BS in Business from the University of Redlands in California.
William Hall

William Kawabata Hall

Will is an executive search consultant focusing on senior level searches for Entertainment/Media, Digital/Social Media(SNS), and Consumer Goods/Retail positions. Will originally started his recruiting career in Japan at a global executive recruitment firm in May 2002 and built the Entertainment/Media Practice at the firm and also worked on Consumer Goods/Retail clients. He then joined another executive recruitment firm as a Senior Consultant in October 2005 and took the role of Representative Director/Managing Partner from Oct 2007 to June 2011. Will then joined another global executive recruitment firm as the Japan General Manager in 2011, until Co-founding the Evander Group in July 2016 as the Managing Director.

Will is half Japanese/half Australian and was born and raised in Tokyo. He attended the American School in Japan until graduating high school, and he is fully bilingual and bicultural in both English and Japanese. Upon graduating high school in Japan, he received a BA in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.