Hitoshi Motohara is a managing corporate executive officer within Tokyobased Recruit Holdings Co. Ltd., the fifth-largest staffing firm in the world. Motohara is responsible for developing and executing strategies to expand Recruit’s business internationally. Motohara joined Recruit Holdings Co. Ltd., in 1983 as a sales and marketing associate, rising to hold various leadership positions. In 2003, he became CEO of Recruit Staffing and began expanding the company’s staffing operations. In 2008, Motohara became CEO of Staff Services, the number one staffing firm in Japan, following Recruit’s acquisition of the company. Following Recruit’s acquisition of CSI, Staffmark, Advantage Resourcing, Peoplebank and Chandler Macleod, he led the five companies as chairman.