Liam received his B.A in Political Science from Williams College, where he was a member of the two time National Championship Division III cross country team. He received his M.B.A from Yale University where he was a founding member of the Yale Economic Review.
He is a proud 19-year member of the Big Brothers Association of Massachusetts, a two-time big brother and former Big Brother of the Year. He is also co-founder of the William Gaines Foundation (Biggie’s Kids), a non-profit organization serving underprivileged inner-city high school students.
Before joining EduLab Group, Koji was an equity research analyst for Shipbuilding and Plant Engineering sector at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital. Earlier in his career, Koji also worked at Yappa Corporation and McKinsey and Company
Koji received his M.B.A from INSEAD and B.A in International Studies from the University of California, Irvine.
Before joining EduLab, Norihisa served as a Senior Vice President of an entertainment games company where he achieved an unprecedented number of hit titles for nintendoDS & Wii setting the global trend of nintedoDS Study, new business development consultant at the largest non-profit testing institute in the world and as an advisor at CHINA MOBILE in China. Norihisa still serves as an Industry-Government-Academy Collaboration Advisor at Kyoto University Inter-Graduate School Program for Sustainable Development and Survivable Societies where he is part of behavior change studies.
Norihisa was an early member of Advanced Media Inc., managing the Education, Entertainment, and Mobile Business departments. He eventually led the company’s IPO on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers.
Norihisa holds a BA in Policy Management from Keio University.
Chief Financial Officer
Edwin Derecho joined EduLab Capital Partners as Chief Financial Officer in October 2019. Previously, he served in senior financial positions for multinational corporations and entrepreneurial firms, including Manager of International Treasury for RCA, VP in Mergers & Acquisitions at Citibank, Director of Capital Markets for PepsiCo, Inc., VP & Treasurer at Sunbeam Corporation and Office Depot, and Chief Financial Officer at Furniture.com, Spencer Technologies and Celebrity Series of Boston. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds a B.A. in Economics and Communication from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.