Recommendations

Below are recommendations from clients, business partners, and co-workers. All can be viewed on my linkedin page at http://www.linkedin.com/in/joshbellendir

 

Global Head of Customer Solutions
Fast Retailing


Hajime Tamaoki, Group Senior Vice President & CIO as Fast Retailing
managed Josh directly at Fast Retailing

"Joshua is a highly skilled IT professional with distinctive expertise in the area of retail solutions and framework to drive operational excellence across markets at the global level. At Fast Retailing that operates global brands such as Uniqlo, Josh had been fulfilling a leading role to professionalize IT operations globally.

He implemented some of the methodologies in the customer facing retail solution arena, which brought transparency and full visibility of where operational excellence needs break-fix. He also established the meaningful network of experts across the markets to enable the group companies to benefit from the global scale. I highly recommend Joshua Bellendir for roles that take knowledge and insights into retail technologies and globalization of operations." Oct 25, 2016


Kim Jungsoo, IT Country Manager - Korea
worked with Josh in the same group

"Based on my two years' collaboration experience with Joshua, I could assure with confidence that his vision driven leadership, deep understanding on globalized & networked organization and more importantly great personality will contribute to your business" November 5, 2016

Xijian Yan, IT Country Manager - China
Reported to Josh in the same group

"Joshua is a really professional senior management talent with leadership and global vision. It's really my honor to have the chance to work with him. He motivate each team member to work as one team and contribute on making English as the official language in the company. Very appriciate that I can learned a lot from him."

 

Senior Manager, IT - APAC/EMEA/US
Abercrombie and Fitch


Steve Johnston, Sr. Director - I.T. Customer Services at Abercrombie & Fitch
managed Josh directly at Abercrombie and Fitch

"Josh is one of those rare individuals that understands both business process and technology solutions. He always goes above and beyond to deliver great service. Josh is a pleasure to work with as he has great vision, thinks outside the box, and drives results." November 14, 2016


Roberto Orso, Regional IT Manager (Italy, Spain, France, & Switzerland) - Abercrombie and Fitch

reported to Joshua at Abercrombie and Fitch

"Josh is a great manager with top leadership skills; He's a skilled guy with deep knowledge of IT processes. He knows how to squeeze the best from his team by creating a work environment where you're glad to be committed. I learned a lot and it's definitely been a real pleasure working with him." March 23, 2016


Larry Honig, SVP Store Operations & Internet - Abercrombie and Fitch
managed Josh indirectly at Abercrombie and Fitch

“Josh is an extraordinary contributor to his management team, to colleagues and to cohorts elsewhere in the business. He's certainly knowledgeable -- and puts it to great use efficiently and consistently -- but more than that he goes the extra mile to make sure he has the concurrence and support that make complex solutions work better and faster. In day-to-day work as well as unusual circumstances -- such as the tsunami in 2011 -- Josh can be counted upon to dive in and get the job done.” April 6, 2012


Joe Corbin, Sr. Analyst - Abercrombie and Fitch

worked directly with Josh at Abercrombie and Fitch

“Josh is a detail oriented expert in systems setup and management. For our A&F stores in Asia he has been instrumental to the work my team is responsible for, in implementing systems for commerce in Japan. His knowledge of IT systems is equal to that of his cultural knowledge and ability to negotiate with foreign vendors." March 24, 2011


Matt Yount, Loss Prevention Manager - Abercrombie and Fitch

worked with Josh at Abercrombie and Fitch

“Josh has demonstrated the rare and specific qualities required to ensure the job is done efficiently and with a sense of urgency. Josh is able to work with different deadlines while remaining positive and flexible. It was a pleasure to work with Josh. I recommend Josh for both his proven work history but also his creativity in new ideas and his problem solving abilities." February 16, 2011


Brian Nebozuk, Construction/Design Project Manager - Abercrombie and Fitch
worked with Josh at Abercrombie and Fitch

“Josh was one of the best IT support managers I've ever worked with. He's very easy going and able to change directions at the drop of a hat." February 15, 2011


Christine Clay, Sr. Corporate Recruiter - Abercrombie and Fitch
worked with Josh at Abercrombie and Fitch

“Josh happens to be one of those candidates that you remember through your entire career as a Recruiter. With his broad knowledge of the IT space, effective communication skills across multiple business units as well as with external business partners, I knew Josh would make a tremendous impact in a short amount of time.

Josh is a true self-starter in every sense of the word. Combine that with his sense of adventure and you have the makings of a dynamic, long-term employee with whom others are eager to work." February 9, 2011


Michelle Sip, Coordinator - Abercrombie and Fitch
worked with Josh at Abercrombie and Fitch

“I work with Josh to support our print solution in our stores within Asia. Josh is very thorough, hard working, and knows how to think "outside the box." He seeks out ways to work a solution more efficiently. I respect Josh's positive attitude and appreciate his timely responses, which is necessary since we work on opposite ends of the globe. This is imperative in order to keep our operations and decision-making moving forward." November 4, 2010

 

Founder, Managing Member
Fashion Asia


Eric Huguet, Senior Management, Information System & Technology, CISCO Systems - Japan
was with another company when working with Josh at Fashion Asia

“Josh is very personable, does what he said he will do with a great sense of professionalism, coupled with an untiring drive. An energetic person, who had the courage to plan and launch Asia Fashion blog to the benefit of others, devoting significant personal time - Meeting and dealing with Josh is an exclusive experience…” November 30, 2009


Jules Takagishi, Strategic Consultant, Carpediemjapan.com
was with another company when working with Josh at Fashion Asia

“Josh's passion, vision, and action has brought more than 1,000 members of LinkedIn together in record time with his founding and managing of Fashion Asia. And to demonstrate that he is creative as well as a strong administrator who can think outside the box, he has created the fashionasia.org web site and added features there that are currently unavailable at LinkedIn, not letting the system stop him from realizing his vision of facilitating interactive exchange among members. While sadly, some people set up groups to increase their personal exposure, Josh always has his fellow members' interests in mind and was quick to seek Country Managers to enhance localized activities in the various countries where members are active and he is also very quick to recognize and credit contributions by others while being quite discreet about his own. I also respect Josh for eagerly seeking the opinion of others about his initiatives and the activities of the group, inviting constructive criticism once again with the interests of the members and the founding objectives of the group as his top priority. In a nutshell, Josh is a democratic visionary who is not afraid of getting his hands dirty to realize his vision - a man who walks the talk. (Note: his being "democratic" does not mean his vision can be easily compromised by the words of others! He is true to his vision.)” November 26, 2009


Mireille Weber - General Manager, Kreadesign
was with another company when working with Josh at Fashion Asia

“Josh has a strong knowledge of the fashion market in Asia ,he did put a lot of efforts in creating the group FA to succeed. The best group I am a member of ! Way to go, Josh.” November 26, 2009
 

IT Director, Projects and Infrastructure
K.K. Nichiai


Sumihiro Nakajima, Cushman and Wakefield, Japan
hired Josh as a IT Consultant in 2007

“We executed a project for international firm's branch in Tokyo for relocation. Josh was to lead the project as IT consultant. Josh and his team made an excellent service to us and our client.Service fee that Josh proposed was very competitive. Generally, IT consultants have tendency to work under specific criteria and sometimes narrow view towards projects, however, Josh and his team were wide viewed and well co-ordinated with other stakeholders.” May 14, 2009
 

Hiroko Yoshida, New England Bio Labs Japan K.K.
hired Josh as a IT Consultant in 2006

“It’s been 1 year and 7 months, since I had concluded with his company’s consulting service. Josh is extlemely dedicated his time and energy to grow his company's business and to ensure high quality customer services. His professionalism, efficiency and kindness is very reassuring for my company. I believe he is a respectable business leader.” February 22, 2009

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity


John Bourke, Founder & Chairman, K.K. Nichiai
managed Josh indirectly at K.K. Nichiai

“Josh is a highly energetic, bright and dedicated individual. He has a passion for excellence and displays both integrity and creativity in achieving it. Josh has proven to be a strong manager, able to handle any challenge, and he also inspires loyalty in his team. He is results focused, customer oriented and cares about his people.” February 26, 2009


Kevin Herr, MBA, PMP, Illumina
hired Josh as a IT Consultant in 2008

“I have the privilege of working with Josh recently on the Illumina KK Relocation Project (Tokyo, Japan) with managing the development of IT cabling, networking, and AV requirements for the site. Josh is an excellent and talented individual with managing the IT piece from beginning-to-end of the project. During the relocation weekend, Josh worked relentlessly after hours to ensure that the IT infrastructure is delivered with minimal issues when the colleagues come to work on Monday. Even after the relocation is completed, Josh continues to be committed and provide support that is above and beyond his contractual responsibility to support Illumina's site IT functional operation issues. From my recent experience working with Josh, I would highly recommend him to any organization.” February 16, 2009

Top qualities: Expert, On Time, High Integrity


Robert Scherrer, President , Nichiai K.K.
Managed Josh directly at Nichiai K.K.

“The day that Josh decided to interview for a position at Nichiai was an auspicious one for us. After having read through Josh's CV, I was determined to interview him, and luckily for both Nichiai and Josh, he accepted. After meeting with him and discussing the future of Nichiai, Josh accepted our job offer and hasn't looked back since. Josh has since been with Nichiai for over two years, and I can state with conviction that he has improved the company tremendously. Josh originally started out as IT Team Leader, but through his hard work and dedication, has proven to us many times over that he is more than deserving of the promotion to his current position. While the the improvements that Josh has made on Nichiai's own internal systems are too numerous to list here, I can state that the improvements made have all been extremely beneficial to us. He has made an even greater impact on the improvement of and the expansion of various services that we offer to our clients, and the increased profitability of the IT Division is the evidence. To put it succinctly, Josh is an integral part of Nichiai. It goes without saying that I highly value not only his direct contribution to IT and Project Management, but his insight into the company as a whole. I recommend Josh highly!”


Danny Robinson , Manager, Foreign Sales & Marketing , FUSION GOL
was a consultant or contractor to Josh at K.K. Nichiai

“Mr. Bellendir's expertise and knowledge as an IT Engineer are outstanding. What further defines Mr. Bellendir are his professionalism, communication and management skills. Combined, these create an exemplary business professional and an ideal candidate for any IT management, project management or lead consultant position. Mr. Bellendir is a current business associate and comes highly recommended.” February 11, 2009


Yukari Scalvini-Tofflemire, Wenk-Jordan & Company
hired Josh as a IT Consultant in 2007, and hired Josh more than once

“As I could only choose three attributes, I'd like add that he is also very personable and professional in his work.” February 11, 2009

Top qualities: Expert, On Time, High Integrity


Raymond Murphy, Art Director - Nichiai Creative, K.K. Nichiai
worked with Josh at K.K. Nichiai

“I'd like to recommend Josh for his drive, perception and enthusiasm that fuels everything he does. I find him to be one of the "sharpest tools in the box" providing endless solutions to virtually any problem or issue, making sure that anything unknown is made known, raising awareness and profile that can rarely be topped by others. Josh's ability to look at problems from many angles is an asset to his already long list of skills and talents. Working alongside such an individual affords confidence and faith in the outcome of anything we've produced. Josh is very intuitive and uses this to seeing the underlying objective in any task. Josh is a sociable, engaging colleague with great skills and well balanced judgements and I recommend him fully for this.” February 10, 2009


Cruise Bay, Bowne and Company
hired Josh as a IT Consultant in 2008, and hired Josh more than once

“Josh had helped our Tokyo office as an external IT vendor (Nichiai) when we have no onsite tech support available. In a short notice, Josh was able to respond to our emergency onsite tech needs and was able to work together with my end users as well as making good tech recommendation to me (in Singapore) on the phone. And also because of his clarity in communicating with my end users and myself, I was impressed and had engaged Nichiai again requesting for Josh's help for another tech support call. Good job Josh, and I hope to have another working opportunity with you again. All the best & Cheers!” February 10, 2009

Top qualities: Personable, On Time, High Integrity


Alice Chan, Senior Advisor and Property Desk Manager, Financial Partners Group
was a consultant or contractor to Josh at K.K. Nichiai

“I have come to know Josh professionally when offering my financial consultation, I can tell Josh is a very successful businessman at his young age , he delivers is dynamic & creative and he is willing to take extra time to get the best deals for himself and I believe his clients- Alice Chan, Senior Adviser and Property Adviser, Financial Partners Group, FP KK” February 3, 2009


Chris Siwirski. Wall Street Associates
hired Josh as a IT Consultant in 2007, and hired Josh more than once

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity December 19, 2008


Didier Cassirame, Senior Engineer, k.k.nichiai
worked directly with Josh at K.K. Nichiai

“You will find in Josh an Engineer with a very sharp mind. When he started at Nichiai, he immediately took matters to hand with great professionalism and strong dedication. I believe that his critical thinking, expertise and enthiusiasm are excellent assets in any organisation.” August 18, 2008


Franck FUOCHI, Service Specialist, Nichiai Inc
worked with Josh at K.K. Nichiai

“Josh is a dedicated hard-worker and never backs down from a challenging situation. He is a multi-tasker who consistently strives to improve his skill-set in every way possible. I strongly recommend Josh and know he would be a valued asset to any organization!” August 14, 2008


Declan Bourke, Non-Executive Director, K.K. Nichiai
managed Josh indirectly at K.K. Nichiai

“Josh brings great energy, dedication and diligence to his role at Nichiai and is an excellent management team member. He is playing an integral role in helping shape the way forward as the company continues to improve and grow its client base.” August 13, 2008

 

Consultant
Beknown Media Designs


Omaro Ailoch
Omaro hired Josh as a IT Consultant in 2006 and hired him more than once

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

“Working with Josh was a very impressive and pleasant experience. He is knowledgeable, creative, and dedicated to his clients and projects. Josh will go above and beyond to exceed his client's expectations and will always deliver on time.” March 13, 2009

 

Student
California State University, Fullerton


Xiong Wang, Associate Professor, California State University, Fullerton
taught Josh at California State University, Fullerton

“Josh is a brilliant individual with many talents. He is an excellent team player who likes to share what he know with fellow students. He is smart, diligent, responsible and a fun person to work with.” February 18, 2009


Donna Kastner, Lecturer, California State University, Fullerton
taught Josh at California State University, Fullerton

“Josh was an excellent student in my High Level Programming Languages course a few years ago. It's great to see him so successful in programming on his website.” June 3, 2009