Resume:  Cliff Woolley



US citizen lived in MD, DC, NY, NJ, French Morocco, S. Calif.

Served DOD Vietnam Japan Guam Philippines.

Tokyo resident since 1970's, fluent business-level Japanese.

Extensive experience recruiting, concert tour management, sales rep, anti-piracy, social work SE Asia.


El Camino College, Calif. 1973.  Music Theory, Japanese.
UCLA, Psychology 1997 Dr. George F. Lehner, Professor Emeritus.
Jazz guitar Barney Kessel.  

Professional Experience
       1/1990 - present  Executive recruiter, Music industry consultant

B2B partner with top K.K. recruitment firms in Tokyo.

• Recruitment for consulting, financials, entertainment, tech firms Japan / Asia.

• Trainer of recruiters at major recruiting firm.

• Music industry consultant, Int'l recording artist liaison. 

- Concert tours Eagles, Don Henley, Stevie Wonder, Toto...

 1985 - 1990    Sales & Marketing Asia, Paramount & Universal Video, Tokyo

• Release scheduling, sales forecasting, production support -

  Japan, HK, Singapore, Philippines, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan.

• Annual sales $300+ million USD.

• Joint-venture with JVC for Japan operation.

• Anti-piracy enforcement with MPAA Asia.

 1980 - 1985    Japan Country Manager UK Publisher Northern & Shell

Publisher of International Musician, UK Penthouse, Frankfurt Musik Messe Daily

• Established, ran Tokyo sales office. Represented all group publications.

• Produced Japanese edition of Pro Musicians Equipment Test Guide magazine.

1978-1980    Musician, promoter, instructor for Japan Airlines

The Ventures arranged my first job in Japan: 2 years performing in Int'l house band

at famed Akasaka showroom Golden Gessekai supporting a different Japanese singing star nightly.

Service English instructor for JAL and JAA flight crews.

Promoted, performed concerts throughout Tokyo.

Concert tour work with international recording artists and consulting for MI industry clients.

Schecter Guitar Research - hired to grow business and anti-piracy enforcement. Held workshops nationwide.


• Featured soloist 2012 with #1 Thai band Carabao a dozen concerts.  

Years of concert performances with Grammy winning group Ambrosia.

   ( A clip from Ambrosia

Member of  #1 hit group The Association and the Art Pepper jazz combo. 

• Tour support, product sales to recording artists Stevie Wonder, Stones, etc.  

• Consulting: Manpower Japan, Peavey Electronics, Fender Japan, Gibson, Mesa Engineering

• 1968-1977 Bandleader / booking agent with members of Stevie Wonder, Ambrosia, Steve Miller, Bob Dylan, Huey Lewis.

• Concerts, recordings: Ambrosia, Art Pepper, John Lee Hooker, Robert Cray, Andrae Crouch, Chuck Girard. Japanese artists: Matsuo Kazuko, Hirota Mieko, Cherish, Ken Tamura, Ai George, Midori Kawakami. Thai: Carabao, Jintara  Punlab.


Social worker Cambodia, Thailand, Thai Laos.
Concert performer (100+) Thailand with superstar singer Jintara Punlab.

Government and Related Service

Vietnam 1972 Dept. of Defense / USO

• Tours of Vietnam, Japan, Guam, Philippines.  Honorary rank of GS-15 Captain.

Documentary about entertainers in Vietnam during the war:

     "Entertaining Vietnam"  (Link will open in new window)

     Video clip from film "For the Boys" depicting the USO in Vietnam

Cambodia 1995-97

• Communications during coup d'état for Cambodia liaison to Interpol.

Commendations / Awards

General Fred Weyand, Vietnam, US Army Chief of Staff Award:

"For outstanding contribution to the morale and welfare of the United States and other free world military assistance forces in the Republic of Vietnam while touring the command entertaining personnel of all services. The significant and lasting impression you made enhanced the morale of the fighting forces and reflects great credit upon yourself and your profession."

USAF Award 

"For outstanding contribution to morale and entertainment of US Armed Forces personnel" Philippines, 1972.

US Army Special Forces Major Mark A. Smith 

Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Legion of Honor, former POW: "I have personal observations of Cliff in scenarios from charitable endeavors to revolution and war. In any capacity calling for professional conduct and a unique ability to deal with Asians from peasants to royalty, Cliff has my highest personal and professional recommendation.“



JAL, JVC, Paramount, Universal, multitional firms, military leaders, Grammy winning groups, Dr. George Lehner, Professor Emeritus Psychology, UCLA.