Kevin Quinn

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Kevin is responsible for performing new client acquisition, major account management, and executive-level searches. Over the past decade he has successfully executed more than 300 search assignments including positions at companies just entering the Japan market as well as some of the largest names in the IT industry.

Before SoftSource Kevin was Vice President of Consulting at Access Technology where he was the top annual and lifetime producer in the 17-year/ 600+ employee history of the firm. There he was responsible for transitioning the company from a generalist to an industry-specialist model, and also managed the firm’s software practice which ultimately produced over 50% of the company’s total annual revenue.

He started his career as an Account Manager at Oracle’s headquarters in Redwood Shores and was responsible for selling into major Japanese multinationals including NEC and Toshiba. Kevin graduated from the University of California, Davis where he was a member of the swim team and a 3-time academic All-American in Water Polo. Kevin is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, and in 2002 relocated to Japan where he is a Permanent Resident and has achieved Level 2 of Japanese Language Proficiency (Nihongo Noryoku Kentei).