Terrie Lloyd is a 60-year dual-national of Australia and New Zealand, who has lived in Japan for 34 years. A “self-made man” in the truest sense, he formed his first company while in Japan on a working holiday visa at the age of 25. Since then, he has established another 17 companies of his own and many others for clients.
He has brought his investors 8 successful earn-outs: LINC Computer in Japan and Techman in Hong Kong sold to EDS in 1995, the Web division of LINC Media sold to Chinadotcom in 1999, Layer-8 Technologies spun out to ThetaMusic in 2003, DaiJob Software Inc. sold to Nikko Principal in 2004, DaiJob Inc. sold to Human Holdings in 2005, and Esphion Ltd. in New Zealand sold to Allot Communications Inc. of Israel in 2007.
Currently he is the CEO of travel web portal Japan Travel KK, inbound market research/consulting firm Japan Inc. Holdings, and software development firm MetroWorks. Between them, these companies employ 25 staff. JapanTravel is Japan’s largest inbound travel portal (by content volume), and has more than 35,000 contributors writing 28,000+ articles in 13 languages.