After graduation, Mr. Utsunomiya worked as a management consultant for three years at Booz Allen Hamilton. There, he met the fellow speaker, Hikaru Adachi, who was also working for the consulting firm at the time. Mr. Adachi was directly involved in the hiring process of new graduates.
Mr. Utsunomiya joined The Pokémon Company in 2005. Since then, he has held several positions, leading projects in such areas as official website promotion, retail business, the trading card game, character-themed merchandise licensing, and game development. He led the Pokémon GO project from The Pokémon Company side from its inception