MANAGING DIRECTOR | CULTURE & ESSENCE
Alan Sasayama joined Plan Do See in 2001 and has been an integral part of the company’s expansion. His first 5 years were spent as a restaurant service employee of the company’s venues in Kyoto. Sasayama continued to be promoted. He has held positions including Director of Restaurant Quality Control, General Manager of Plan Do See’s first US restaurants in New York City and, most recently, Director of Human Resources for the entire company.
Sasayama’s team contributed to Plan Do See's recognition in Great Places to Work Japan (ranked 10th in 2015), Best Companies to Work For Japan by Nikkei Business (ranked 4th in 2015), and Most Popular Companies New Grads Apply Jobs For in Japan by MYNAVI (ranked 3rd in 2014).
In the spring of 2015, Sasayama relocated to the US as the Managing Director of Culture & Essence based in Los Angeles. He is tasked with driving culture and diversity programs for Plan Do See America.
Born in Kobe, Japan, Sasayama grew up playing soccer. He graduated Osaka University with a degree in Economics.
DIRECTOR OF OUTLETS
Nash Tennant is Plan Do See’s Los Angeles hospitality expert, having worked at major hotels and event venues throughout California.
In 2007, Tennant began his career with Starwood Hotels and Resorts where he oversaw operations and purchasing for the Westin Pasadena. Years later, Tennant was instrumental in the opening and success of the W Hollywood Hotel & Residences where he ran Banquets and Catering, In Room Dining and Mini Bar Operations. Most recently, Tennant was Director of Banquet Operations at the prestigious Bel Air Bay Club.
Tennant’s practice of Omotenashi makes his co-workers laugh, intentionally. He’s known for starting staff meetings with a corny ‘Joke of the Day’. Tennant graduated from the University of Michigan.