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Importer & Financial Services (IFS)

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Importers | National Sales Companies

Covering the automotive importer market and dedicated to shaping the success of renowned brands both large and small, our specialized consultants work in strong partnership with the national sales companies and industry-leading professionals in the market.

Our team caters to a diverse array of roles from C-Level to specialists, ranging from sales, marketing, dealer development and aftersales experts. We understand the unique challenges and opportunities presented in the Japanese automotive market, and our consultants excel at identifying and placing top-tier talent to drive the success of companies and the professionals we represent.


Automotive Financial Services

Our consultants are committed to identifying and placing top-tier talent to our automotive financial services clients who are contributing greatly to the success of the national sales companies and dealer networks they support, through developing innovative financing solutions.

♦ Consultant


Bliss Marcel

Team Manager& Principal Consultant 

Marcel was born in Germany and completed a Master of Arts in History with a focus on Japanese-American and Japanese-German relations at Ruhr-University Bochum. He was awarded a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service and spends a year at Kyushu University in Fukuoka to study more about Japanese History and Culture and improve his Japanese skills.

After working for the Japanese Hotel industry for 5 years in Tokyo, he joined Turnpoint Consulting in early 2022, where he is part of the Complete Product Team. He strives to become a link to connect top-tier companies and highly-qualified candidates in the automotive industry and contribute to personal and professional growth, on the one hand, and client success on the other.

In his free time, Marcel loves to travel, go to the gym or set new lap times playing car-racing games on his videogame console.

Tatsuya Kato, 加藤達也

Tatsuya Kato

Team Leader & Senior Consultant 

Graduated from Nihon University Faculty of Law.

He worked in the trading industry for 1 year in San Francisco and then returned to Japan and worked in an English school as a Sales Manager.

He is mainly in charge of Japanese and Foreign OEMs for non-engineering roles including MaaS, Sales, Marketing, Dealer Development, and Aftersales positions.

He often goes running at the weekend since he was engaged in track and field from junior high school to high school.

ポートレート ニコラス 

Nicholas Hutchings


Nick is from the UK and has a degree in Computer Science from Leicester University.

He moved to Japan in late 2011 and has over 8 years of experience in Sales and Management and 10 years of being a consultant to individuals from all backgrounds and industries.

“I am looking forward to supporting you with your future career and I can introduce positions at domestic and non-domestic automotive and mobility companies, including their financial service entities, in a wide variety of roles.”


Meilian Luo


Bula! Meilian is from Fiji, a small island in the South Pacific. She came to Japan in 2006 under the MEXT scholarship program. She has been studying and working here ever since.

She has many years of work experience in different fields. ” I hopes to use my experiences to support you with your career change! “

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