Founded upon the idea that we all need help sometimes...

 

We created Located originally as the founders had both participated in study abroad programs as students.  We both realized that our trips and studies would not have been successful without the generosity and time of our host families, friends, and other resources that helped us every step of the way.

 

While that is great as a student, as an adult there seems to be less help, and less advice, so we wanted to create an organization that would create a framework to help people, personally and professional.  We started as a relocation company, and have grown into a coaching and consulting company.

 

 

Our Team

The Best and Brightest

 
Bryan J. Jcaop

Bryan J. Jacop, PResident

Bryan has extensive international business and teaching experience, and fluency in the Japanese language. He has worked for several Japanese companies, balancing initiatives to expand business in the U.S. and Europe with local market concerns. Clients consistently seek Bryan out for his candor and direct approach to solving problems. His main areas of focus are strategy, marketing, management and business operations, in the media and entertainment space.

Bryan also works extensively with early stage startups in the San Francisco Bay Area, helping them bring products to market and start generating revenue. He has a proven track record of getting startups from launch to above $5 million in ARR. Bryan also excels at helping clients reduce churn and improve customer retention, in both B2B and B2C environments.

Bryan serves as a board member for the Japan Society of Northern California. He is also a certified personal development coach.

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KANAKO S. JACOP

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KIHLON GOLDEN

Kihlon Golden is a Quality Assurance professional with experience in the many aspect of the drug manufacturing process.  His experience is in both biologics and small molecules, clinical and commercial manufacturing, and the US and EU markets.  Kihlon has worked on every part of the drug manufacturing process from starting materials for drug substance all the way through packaging and labeling.  Additionally, he has direct experience of material control including temperature, transportation and storage.  Lastly, he has all of the expected skills of QA operations including, training, SOP development, batch record review, dealing with deviation/investigation and CAPAs, change controls.

 

Dave Shelton

Dave is a graduate of the University of California, Davis with a B.A. in Japanese Language and History. He has a passion for tinkering, fixing, and even breaking down all things mechanical/electrical to figure out what makes them work. Taking him from Technical Support of hardware devices all the way to Failure Analysis and Hardware Reliability Engineering. He is currently working as a Reliability Engineer in San Francisco, focusing on health and fitness technology. His current position allows him to work closely with mechanical engineering teams here in the states, as well as with contract manufacturing partners in China and Taiwan.