Nico Jose S. Nolledo, Filipino, 39, director of the Company since 2001.
Mr. Nolledo is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Xurpas Inc., the largest listed consumer technology company in a Southeast Asian Stock Exchange. He is also the Philippine venture partner of Wavemaker Partners, a member of the Draper Network which gives him a pulse on the latest innovations in global technology. Mr. Nolledo is the first Filipino Entrepreneur chosen by the Endeavour network. He is also the Ernst and Young’s 2015 Philippine Entrepreneur of the year and was chosen as one of the Top Outstanding Yong Men (“TOYM”) in the Philippines in 2015. Mr. Nolledo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Ateneo de Manila University.
Raymond Gerard S. Racaza, Filipino, 38, director of the Company since 2001.
Mr. Racaza is co-founder of the Company and has been its Treasurer and Chief Operating Officer since November 2001. He is responsible for the overall business operations of the Company, such as carrier-relationship management, marketing, product design, and other core Company services. Before founding the Company, he was a Senior Solutions Consultant of Wireless Internet Solutions, Inc. and was part of the original development team of iAyala that built the first Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) site in the Philippines. Mr. Racaza holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Major in Information Technology from De La Salle University.
Fernando Jude F. Garcia, Filipino, 42, director of the Company since 2001.
Mr. Garcia is co-founder of the Company and has been its Chief Technology Officer since 2001. He served as Corporate Secretary of the Company until December 2014. He created the Company’s Griffin Platform, the mobile consumer content gateway and platform for all of the Company’s mobile consumer content products and services. He also created the Company’s modular middleware system that can easily integrate with any modern billing gateway. He is the chief engineer responsible for the Company’s software architecture and systems integration. Examples of such systems and protocols are the following: for SMS (CIMD2/EMI-UCP/SMPP), for MMS (EIAF/MM7), for Voice Services (SIP), for Billing/IN (Diameter/UCIP/ParlayX2.1) and Security (IPSEC). Before founding the Company, he was a software developer in iAyala. Mr. Garcia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Physics from the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City.
Wilfredo O. Racaza, Filipino, 68, director of the Company since 2001.
Mr. Racaza has 45 years of marketing and finance experience under his belt. He was the head of New Business Development in Mobil Oil Philippines for 15 years. He is currently an insurance executive in Manulife Financial Philippines for the last 29 years up to present. He has garnered numerous accolades and awards such as multiple Branch of the Year awards and consistent agency sales awards. He has been a consistent awardee in the General Agents and Managers Association (GAMA) of the Philippines from 2003 to 2014. Mr. Racaza holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce Degree Major in Accountancy from Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City.
Mercedita S. Nolledo, 74, Filipino, director of the Company since 2001.
Atty. Nolledo is currently a director of Bank of the Philippine Islands, BPI Family Savings Bank and BPI Capital Corporation, Anvaya Golf and Nature Club, Inc., Honda Cars Makati, Inc., Automotive Isuzu Dealership, Iconic Dealership, Inc. and Ayala Automotive Holdings. She is the Chairman of BPI Investment Management Corporation. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Ayala Foundation, Inc. and BPI Foundation, Inc. She has served as a director of Cebu Holdings, Inc. from 1993 to 2006 and of Ayala Corporation from 2004 to 2010. Atty. Nolledo was formerly Corporate Secretary and General Counsel of the Ayala Group of Companies and the Senior Managing Director of the Ayala Corporation. She served as Executive Vice President, director and Corporate Secretary of Ayala Land, Inc. and as the firm’s Treasurer. Atty. Nolledo placed second in the Certified Public Accountant exams in 1960 and also placed second in the 1965 bar exams. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from the University of Philippines. Atty. Nolledo holds a Bachelor of Laws degree, cum laude, from the University of the Philippines.
Jonathan Gerard A. Gurango, 58, Filipino, independent director of the Company since 2014.
Mr. Gurango has a solid track record in forming and running successful software companies. He founded Match Data Systems (MDS) in Seattle, USA in 1987, MDS Philippines in 1991, and MDS Australia in 1996. In 1999, he sold MDS to Great Plains Software, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2001. Mr. Gurango served as the Asia Pacific Regional Director for Microsoft Business Solutions, before he left in 2003 to form Gurango Software. In 2007, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professionals, in recognition of his mastery of software technology and business. In 2006, the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship acknowledged him as one of the country’s Ten Most Inspiring Technopreneurs. In addition to leading Gurango Software as the most successful Microsoft Dynamics partner in the Philippines, he has co-founded several other software start-ups such as SPRING.ph, and is currently the President of the Philippine Software Industry Association. Mr. Gurango holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. He also obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.
Alvin D. Lao, 44, Filipino, independent director since 2014.
Mr. Lao is the Executive Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer of D&L Industries, Inc. He is also the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Chemrez Technologies Inc. He serves as Director of Axis REIT, a real estate investment trust listed in Malaysia and as a Vice President of the Technology Club of the Philippines (Philippine alumni of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and is a past president and current member of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO, Philippine Chapter). He is also a member of the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX) and the Wallace Business Forum. He is a director of Enderun Colleges, Gurango Software Corporation, First in Colours, Incorporated, D&L Polymer and Colours, Incorporated, FIC Tankers Corporation, Ecozone Properties, Inc., Anonas LRT Property and Dev’t Corp., and Hotel Acropolis, Inc. He graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology (Honours) and Statistics. He also holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Jose Vicente T. Colayco, 46, Filipino, Chief Business Development Officer of the Company since 2014.
Before joining the Company, Mr. Colayco was the co-founder and co-managing director of Digital Storm, Inc., a developer of online casual game platforms. He was the President of 888 Creative Studios (a subsidiary of Information Gateway, Inc.) from 2004 to 2010, during which time he led the management of relationships with foreign and local licensors from the music, motion picture and game industries. He also served as Managing Director for EMI Music Philippines and Marketing Director for Sony Music Philippines. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Brown University, Magna Cum Laude. He obtained his Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts.
Alfonso A. Tagaysay, 42, Filipino, Chief Marketing Officer of the Company since 2014.
Mr. Tagaysay has 15 years of experience in the mobile consumer content industry, managing mobile companies operating in various South East Asian markets: Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Bangladesh. Before joining the Company, he was the co-founder and co-managing director of Digital Storm, Inc. From 2004 to 2010, he was a Managing Director of Information Gateway, Inc.. From 2000-2004, he was with Globe Telecom as Director. Prior to mobile, he worked in advertising with McCann Erickson from 1997 to 2000. Mr. Tagaysay holds a Bachelor of Arts, Management Economics degree from Ateneo de Manila University.
Mark S. Gorriceta, 38, Filipino, Corporate Secretary, Chief Legal Officer and Assistant Chief Compliance Officer of the Company since 2014.
Atty. Gorriceta has been in the practice of law for twelve years. He also acts as legal counsel to several listed companies, its subsidiaries or affiliates, such as A. Brown, Inc. and the Metro Pacific Tollways Group. He heads the Corporate and Tax departments of Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra Law Offices. He was formerly connected with the Law Firm of Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres & Ibarra. He is also a member of the Tax Management Association of the Philippines. A member of the Philippine Bar, he holds a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science degree from the Ateneo de Manila University. He also attended certificate courses in Finance at the Asian Institute of Management in Makati City. Atty. Gorriceta is currently enrolled in Harvard University’s certificate program in Corporate Finance.
Alexander D. Corpuz, 49, Filipino, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of the Company since 2014.
Mr. Corpuz has 23 years of experience in the field of finance, nine years of which was in investment and commercial banking. He was Vice President of Bank of America in 2001, before serving as CFO for Liberty Telecoms, Information Gateway, Mañosa Group of Companies and Hatchd Inc. Mr. Corpuz holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from University of the Philippines, Diliman, Cum Laude. He obtained his Masters in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management, Makati City. He is a member of the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX).