Welcome to itr

ITR Asia is a leading executive search agency. We help excellent companies find excellent people.

About Us

A history of success

ITR Asia is a leading technology recruitment company, established in 2006. With offices across Asia, we specialise in placing specialist talent from across the continent into top-tier US and European technology firms. 

Bespoke model

All candidates are different. All companies are different. We match high quality talent with innovative technology companies by investing time in understanding these differences.

Cultural nuance

Our partners come from a range of national and cultural backgrounds. We're therefore uniquely placed to build bridges between East and West. We help candidates and firms understand each other. 

Our partners

Sandy Ong

Sandy is the Founder and Managing Partner of ITR. 

Sandy has been operating as an executive headhunter since 2002. He started his career as a front-end developer for CTV Technology before working for a leading US recruitment firm for ten years.

Sandy divides his time between Tokyo, Singapore, Beijing and California. He has three children.

Yosano Akiko

Yosano leads the Tokyo office of ITR. 

Yosano joined ITR from Nippon Recruitment, where she was an Associate Partner. She specialises in sourcing developers to work for leading Japanese technology companies.   

Yosano is on the board of several charitable foundations and is a trustee of the Japan-Netherlands society. 

Max McGuinness

Max McGuinness leads the Singapore office of ITR. 

Max has a wealth of experience in the recruitment and technology sectors. Prior to joining the firm, Max worked as Head of Talent at a leading European  venture capital firm where he was responsible for sourcing developers for portfolio companies. 

Max is married with two daughters. He is a passionate golfer.

Contact Us

ITR Tokyo: 17-8, Marunouchi Trust Tower, Marunouchi, Tokyo,  100-0005 

ITR Singapore: 14:01, One Raffles Place, Singapore, 048616

ITR San Francisco: 222 2nd St, San Francisco, California, 94105


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