MBA, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
ME, Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Kentaro joined Plaid Inc. as CFO in 2018. For over a decade before that, he was engaged in investment banking at global and domestic firms, holding positions such as head of Tokyo M&A at Standard Chartered Bank, financial sponsor coverage at Mizuho Securities, managing director at BDA Partners, and financial sponsor and industrial coverage at Deutsche Securities.
Prior to his investment banking career, Kentaro was a fund manager at Deutsche Asset Management and performed financial derivative modeling at Shinsei Bank, where he started his career.
At GLOBIS University, he teaches courses in accounting and finance.