I have 20 years of experience as a conference producer, seminar promoter, community host, training provider, magazine publisher, and editor-in-chief. In total, I have been involved in multiple industries, including media, technology, Internet, business outsourcing, and financial services as well as the marketing, HR, creative, and startup communities.
I’m the co-founder and CEO of Learning Curve, Inc., one of the leading and most diverse business event producers in the Philippines. My company is the market leader in investment education in the country, producing the annual Money Summit & Wealth Expo, the pioneering and biggest investment conference and expo in the Philippines.
Previously, I was the conference producer of the International Contact Center Conference & Expo (ICCCE) of the Contact Center Association of the Philippines (CCAP) for almost a decade.
I am likewise the Program Director of our division DMHQ, the Philippine Education Partner of the Digital Marketing Institute (DMI), the world’s #1 digital marketing certification standard. My company also runs books trainers and speakers for corporate clients through TrainersHQ.
Aside from running Learning Curve, I am also the Manila host of Startup Week, an international movement for the startup community that began in Boulder, Colorado, and Manila host Pecha Kucha, a worldwide series of multi-speaker events for creative professionals that started in Tokyo.
In the late 90s, I founded and served as chairman of the Philippine Web Awards for almost a decade, which I grew into a nationwide industry-standard awards body.
Learning Curve is also the Philippine Partner of Lighthouse Independent Media, publisher of Marketing and Human Resources magazines, the leaders in business publications and events in Southeast Asia. My role is as Philippine Publisher and Conference Producer.
I was also the publisher of the industry publications of Contact Center Association of the Philippines (CCAP) and the Information Technology & Business Processing Association of the Philippines (IBPAP).
Since 2008, I have been the editor-in-chief of MoneySense, the only personal finance magazine in the Philippines.
I started in the magazine industry as a business and technology journalist. In 1996, I was a writer for PC World and quickly became editor of The Web and Enterprise magazines as well as consulting editor of both PC World and Computerworld in the Philippines. I also produced and ran ITnetcentral.com, at that time the top technology website in the country.