Reid is a Japanese-fluent lawyer, law professor, and consultant based in Tokyo. Reid teaches courses related to Japanese law, corporate law, and venture finance as an Assistant Professor at Keio University in Tokyo, and his research focuses on Japanese corporate law and corporate governance topics. As an independent lawyer and consultant, Reid has advised public and private Japanese and American companies in a variety of international matters including venture financings, cross-border M&A, corporate governance, international commercial agreements, and U.S. securities law.
Reid holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in Japanese Literature from Carleton College.
Mike has held numerous leadership positions during his more than 30 years in the global data and financial solutions industry.
At FactSet Research Systems Inc., Mike served as Vice Chairman, in addition to Global Head of Sales. He is currently a Board Member of Coleman Research, a leading provider of expert network services. Mike also enjoys advising emerging technology and companies like SCRIPTS Asia.
Mike graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Economics and International Relations, and is a CFA charterholder.
Larry grew up in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Tokyo in 1985 to study Japanese. After establishing himself as a translator and interpreter working across many sectors, Larry launched Urban Connections in 1990 as a communications consulting firm providing translations and other documentation services in Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean and other Asian and European languages. Larry has led the company as CEO for 30 years and manages a full-time staff of 30 project coordinators and language specialists servicing a wide range of clients.
Larry attended Williams College in Massachusetts, where he earned a B.A. in International Relations, while also studying French and Spanish. In Tokyo, Larry attended the Japanese Language Institute of Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin and passed JLPT Level 1, the highest level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Examination.
John is an industry veteran with 30 years of experience in the Trading and Financial technology fields. He has held senior management positions at FactSet, Instinet and Bear Stearns with a primary focus on sales, marketing and corporate strategy. John was most recently employed at FactSet Research Systems Inc. as EVP, Global Head of Sales, Marketing & Client Solutions where he led the transition to a more enterprise focused sales approach leveraging technology, content, and professional services alongside FactSet’s core desktop services.
John completed an MBA in Finance & Marketing from the University of Edinburgh and holds a B.A. in Political Science from Duke University. Additionally, John holds the following securities licenses – 7,8,9,24 & 63.
Yasuyuki Kato, Ph.D.is currently the Director of Money Design Research Institute, a Research Professor of Tokyo Metropolitan University and a Visiting Professor of Kyoto University. He has been specialized in the research and development in investment technology since he joined Nomura. He had held positions as the head of global quantitative research and a board member of Nomura before he became a professor of Kyoto University. Now he also holds positions of a member of the management board of the Government Pension Investment Fund(GPIF) of Japan, an editor of Securities Analysts Journal of Japan, etc. He wrote various books including “The Emergence of ETFs in Asia-Pacific”(2019) , “The Frontier of ESG Research”(2018) and “Investment Management in the Aging Era”(2017).
Erik has spent most of his life working and living in Asia, following his first visit to Japan in the mid-1980s. Prior to founding SCRIPTS Asia, Erik was the Regional Director of Japan & Korea Markets at FactSet Research Systems for more than a decade. Erik has also developed relationships with many of the largest vendors and exchanges in the Asia Pacific region, including the Nikkei Group, with whom SCRIPTS Asia is partnered.
Erik attended Middlebury College in Vermont, where he earned a B.A in Japanese Language and International Politics & Economics. Erik also studied at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, and is fluent in Japanese.
Dan’s 30-year career has focused on collaborating with business leaders to develop solutions that leveraging technology and scale. Having worked across various industries from Manufacturing and Healthcare to his 20+ years specifically in Financial data services helps to guide the SCRIPTS Asia technology and product roadmap. Prior to joining SCRIPTS Asia, Dan was Global Head of Sales Engineering at FactSet Research Systems, working with their largest client to design and integration of FactSet’s technical solutions.
Dan attended Bentley University in the Boston area with a curriculum focused on Computer Science, Finance and Economics and graduating with a degree in Computer Information Systems. Postgraduate work at Northeastern University focused on telecommunications and network design.