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BlessUP Authors

Renewing and Inspiring minds, one BlessUP blog at a time.

Rodd Kirby
Founder
Chief Visionary Officer (CVO)

A lifelong learner. A visionary. A BlessUP mentor. Rodd is the founder of NaXum.com, BlessUP Technologies Inc, and the positive rewards token, ACT.X. He is on a divine mission to WOW the world with transformational referral marketing technologies that empower 1 billion business souls to find their economic greatness and live the life they dream of. His favorite quote is: "Do what you love in the service of others who love what you do." 🙏

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Necta Casiple
Chief Executive Officer (co-CEO)
President of Operations (PO)

A Mass Communication graduate, Necta wrote digital content for over 3 years across a number of industries before joining NaXum. She is now enriching lives as the President of Operations of one of the greatest referral marketing system providers.

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Jenilyn Montebon
President of Technology (PT)

Jenilyn is a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology graduate from Ateneo de Davao University. She has over 10 years of experience in software development. She is now the President of Technology at NaXum. Leading a team of software engineers and designers in developing customized marketing and e-commerce platforms for referral marketing companies. She is responsible for making high-level architectural decisions and developing strategies to elevate the company's technology and products. Jen is passionate about building tech solutions and innovations that aim to deliver the best user experience. She is a technology enthusiast who loves problem-solving and creating innovative solutions. She wants to use her gifts and knowledge in creating technologies that can make a difference in other people's lives.

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Rey Mark Abao
Vice President of Commissions

Rey is a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology graduate from the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines. He started working as a Management Information System (MIS) staff at a bank and eventually jumped into the programming world. He has 8 years of solid experience focused on PHP and Typescript programming languages. He has worked in different companies harnessing his skill sets by learning several techniques and applying them in programming applications. Rey's never-ending chase for knowledge led him to Naxum where he is able to share his gifts and skills. Now he serves as the Vice President of Commissions and is happy to be with the management team because it gives him the power to express and share his ideas on how to improve Naxum's technology. Rey is loving as he aims to become the best version of himself.

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Vincent Paul Ponteras
Vice President of Information Systems

JR is a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science graduate from a reputable university in Cebu. Very dedicated to his arts and crafts with early exposure to career development and enhancing his skills. Started as a network and systems technician, he then explored the world of programming and web development. Now, he is leading NaXum's Information System department where they are keeping NaXum's systems up and running as part of NaXum's North Stars.

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Renelyn Dain
Vice President of Client Support

Ren graduated with a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. She was introduced to the magical world of NaXum last 2017 by a college friend. She's been working at NaXum for 5 years and counting. She started as a Client Champ and got promoted to the leadership seat. Ren is an overcomer who thrives and does whatever it takes to win. Adhering to NaXum's Core Values and North Star, Ren is currently accountable for the high-output management of the Client Support Team. She leads the entire CS Team (CC & CWM) and trains them to be fully equipped to deliver WOW to our clients. She is passionate and takes pride in inspiring, developing, and leading the right people who are competently skilled to deliver WOW and crystal clear and candid communication to our team and our clients.

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Joemarie Binas
Vice President of Design

Joe is a Bachelor of Information Technology graduate who has been performing front-end web development for more than 3 years in Naxum and is still in the process of gaining more experience through more years. He is passionate about websites and likes to play with codes which results in the best output from his work. In a nutshell, he creates websites that help organizations address business challenges and meet their needs. Joe expanded his horizon when he accepted the challenge to become the VP of Design at Naxum. Embarking on this new journey, he enjoys serving the team where he is accountable for the high-output management of the Design Team across all boards from the productions, Work Orders, Skills, and Innovations. He inspires and develops Naxum Designers to become 10X seniors, holding them accountable to WOW standards to deliver real results by the due dates required to serve the company goals.

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Phoebe Mae Secretaria
Vice President of HR & Finance

Phoebe graduated from the University of San Jose - Recoletos (Philippines) with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Her job experiences both in HR and BPO industry have prepared her to become one of the best fits for the Client Champ position as her job entry to NaXum. She worked as the bridge of communication between the clients and NaXum's team. While doing great in her seat as a Client Champ, she accepted the Promotion from Within opportunity. She is the first HR Champ of NaXum and served as the VP of HR's assistant in managing people and recruitment. As the company is at rapid growth, she took over the VP of HR & Finance seat when the previous VP has been promoted to a higher level seat. She took the leap of faith in jumping to the leadership team with her personal kaizen learnings. Phoebe is responsible for managing people, ensuring that NaXum has the right people who are aligned with the company's culture and has the right skill set.

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Palmer Joy Biaña
Technical Production Manager of Commissions

Pam studied Bachelor of Science in Information Technology but she never pursued an IT role for a job. Instead, she worked as a Technical Support Representative in a BPO company. She then went on to become a Campaign Manager for a Self-Publishing company, overseeing the marketing of her assigned authors' books through social media and offline book fair events. Her experiences working in the BPO and Self-Publishing industries helped her land the Client Champion seat at NaXum. She served the seat for a year before she took on the role as one of the Technical Production Managers. Jumping to the TPM seat is the biggest step Pam took to go beyond her comfort zone since she has never taken a leadership role before. Doing so helped her discover herself and develop new skills. As someone who is accountable to ensure that the team's output is aligned with the client's requirements, Pam continues to challenge herself and is focused on improving her knowledge every day to serve her seat, her team, and her clients the best.
Outside of work, Pam is married and a mother of two. She loves spending time with her family on a weekend and enjoys listening to music while doing her daily chores. She's a big fan of the Korean boy group, BTS, since their music inspires her to do whatever it takes to reach her goals and live her dream life.

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Shayne Endrina
Technical Production Manager of Core Tech

Shayne is a proud LGBTQI+ member. She was born and raised in Cebu City, Philippines. She studied Bachelor of Science in Commerce majoring in Management Accounting for a semester. Not only that, she was a licensed caregiver and planned to work abroad, however, it didn’t work out due to financial problems. Because of this, she decided to enter the world of the BPO Industry. She has more than 10 years of experience as a customer service representative, in both inbound and outbound departments. Currently, she works as a Technical Production Manager in referral marketing, which is Naxum.
Most of her free time is spent watching Korean romantic comedy dramas. She's a hopeless romantic person. She is a fan of the Korean boy band BTS and the girl band Blackpink. Their songs are amazing and inspiring, you just need to read the translated lyrics, though. She loves singing and most of the time she watches music videos on YouTube. This is how she does to release her stress every time she is feeling down.

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Crismarie Lopez
Technical Production Manager of Design

Cris is a Graphic Designer and earned her bachelor's degree in Information Technology. She kicks off her career at an early age in the field of business but surprisingly ended up in the creative world. Cris specializes in creating website design and social media promotional materials used by competent companies. She has been in the design industry for 6 years now providing and offering quality ARTwork. Cris is a go-getter who is never afraid to JUMP into something unfamiliar. With her I-can-do-it attitude, she is now the Design Technical Production Manager of NaXum. And she's on a mission to uphold NaXum's NOS and NorthStarts at all costs. Ensuring that only high-quality and up-to-date designs can pass the quality assurance and we’re being launched to the world.

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Anne Paola Pangilan
Finance Manager

Anne took up a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and has 8 straight years of experience in the world of BPO, in which she does Customer Service, TSR, and Quality Assurance tasks. In 2015, she became an ESL Teacher specifically for BK12 students. She also become one of the top teachers in Acadsoc and later built her own ESL company alongside her husband. In September 2019, she joined NaXum and began her Tech journey as a Client Champ. Anne then advanced her seat and joined the HR&Finance team, where she enhanced her skill in doing administrative tasks and preparing financial statements and accounting.Anne’s journey with NaXum has made her love their Core Values more as she obtains skills and principles at work and aims to be great at what she does and be a blessing to the team. She believes that NaXum is a company that not only cares about doing business but also about its people's tech growth and developing real 10x winners in their careers. To Anne, being part of the NaXum team is both a privilege and a blessing, something she will always be grateful for.

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Tami Russaz
Sales Executive

Tami has over 15 years of experience in the Tech industry, with a focus on product management, development, and leadership. She is passionate about helping to create innovative systems and experiences for her clients. Her greatest purpose lies in developing a positive leadership culture where individuals can thrive. Before joining NaXum, Tami's day-to-day responsibilities included overseeing a talented team of individuals responsible for the website, product, and application development, integrations, data analysis, UX, prospect and member engagement, client conversion, product adoption, and revenue optimization. In addition to her technical knowledge, Tami also brings the added value of leadership and mindset coaching to help individuals reach their full potential. Tami is dedicated to pushing those she engages with to stretch themselves toward growth and development through conscious shifts in perception and perspective.

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Rosemay Romero
Client WOW Manager

Rose is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering. She worked in a Japanese manufacturing company for 10 years before joining NaXum. She started her career in NaXum as a Client Champ and is now promoted to a Client Wow Manager. She loves to assist clients with their needs and ensure the team delivers a WOW experience to them. Rose is continuously improving her knowledge and going out of her comfort zone to serve the team and the clients at her best.Rose is a mom of two and loves spending time with her little kids. She ensures her kids are surrounded by love despite being a single mom. She enjoys going to the beach or anywhere with a nature vibe with her family and friends. In these places, she feels at peace, able to reflect, reset and assess her actions to achieve her goals in life.

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Rhena May Salinas
SR Client Champion

Rhena completed a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. She then pursued a career in the BPO industry for 9 years prior to joining NaXum. Adhering to the NaXum core values and honoring the NaXum Kaizen culture of always seeking to become better, Rhena has continually developed her technical skills alongside providing a 10x excellent customer service experience. She has advanced her career into leadership and now serves NaXum as a Technical Production Manager doing what she loves.

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Jovanie Benola
Vice President of Mob APP

Jovanie is a computer engineering graduate whose passion is discovering and learning new technologies that make life easier. He had spent the previous 12 years working in the IT industry where he had extensive exposure to the workloads in data centers and telecommunications. He also handles tailor-fit IT projects catering to the special needs of the customers wherein he leads a group of engineers in delivering turnkey solutions. As the IT infrastructure constantly evolves and more businesses are now using software-defined technologies, he decided to shift his career for growth and expansion. He has discovered this opportunity from Naxum that fulfills his personal needs. While his first role at NaXum is focused on maintaining server infrastructure, he had a sneak preview of what it looks like during the lifecycle of software development. Nothing is truly impossible in his eyes. He managed to grow and establish himself as a full-fledged mobile app developer using self-taught methods and a never-give-up mentality. He is currently a member of NaXum's creative team, which is responsible for developing and delivering the platforms that enable people to do business.

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Kayes Qayum
MobAPP Engineer

Kayes Ibna Qayum is a mobile app engineer at Naxum, holding a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Technology from North South University in Bangladesh. His passion for programming has driven him to specialize in developing user-friendly mobile applications for Naxum. Kayes embarked on his programming journey during his childhood, where he discovered his love for coding and software development. This early interest motivated him to pursue a formal education in the field, equipping him with the necessary knowledge and skills. After graduating, Kayes initially worked as a web application developer but seized the opportunity to transition to a career as a mobile app engineer at Naxum. At Naxum, Kayes has been part of the mobile app engineering team, contributing to the successful creation and launch of various applications. He thrives on challenges and exhibits a strong commitment to keeping up with industry advancements. With a firm belief in the power of technology to transform lives, Kayes is committed to creating mobile applications that enhance user experiences and make a positive impact in the digital landscape.

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James Ryan Pepito
James Ryan Pepito

James is a front-end developer with over 5 years of experience in the industry. He has a strong background in HTML, CSS, JavaScript and WordPress and is well-versed in responsive design techniques. James is also skilled in front-end frameworks such as React and Vue. He is a problem solver at heart and always looks for ways to improve the user experience on the websites he works on. James is a team player and enjoys collaborating with designers and back-end developers to deliver high-quality projects. He stays up to date on the latest web development trends and technologies to ensure that the websites he builds are cutting-edge and efficient. In his free time, James enjoys reading about new web development techniques and experimenting with different technologies.

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John Martin Chan
SR UX Designer

A web UI/UX designer with strong experience crafting user interfaces and experience for years. I like to create great modern products which are easy to use and a pleasure to use. The design should be simple, minimal, and effective. I am Up-to-date with UI/UX trends, techniques, and technologies. What drives me is a sense of wonder about the power the design has to shape the lives behind the screens. In a world where our lives are influenced or enabled by technology every hour we spend. I want to be responsible for making these interactions beautiful and truly enabling. Success is my duty, obligation, and responsibility. I become obsessed with the things I want otherwise, I am going to spend a lifetime being obsessed with making up excuses as to "Why I didn't get the life I wanted". So I increase my efforts - not excuses. #UncleG

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Abdelrahman Taha Elshorbagii
SR Commissions Engineer

Abdelrhman "Abdo" ElShorbagii is a software engineer with a bachelor's degree in computer science. He has diverse technical experiences using multiple programming languages and diverse frameworks with superior knowledge of system analysis techniques, including an intense background in UI/UX design using multiple designing tools. Sir Abdo now uses his technical gifts to serve NaXum's North Stars as a 10x commission engineer.

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Mark Vincent Ayo
SR Commissions Engineer

Mark is a graduate of Ateneo de Davao University with a bachelor's degree in Information Technology. He began his career working as a freelance developer for a stock feed company with his classmates in college. He then worked for a company that provides products and services for home health and hospice for almost 4 years as a migration coordinator. His tasks involve fixing data anomalies, creating SQL scripts, migrating data, and maintaining databases using MS SQL Server. In 2018, Mark joined NaXum and is now part of the Commission team. This is where he learned how Referral Marketing works, especially on the commission side. He continues to live by the company's core values and culture by delivering real results to clients. And constantly reminding himself of the company's WHY.

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Christopher Java
SR UI Designer

Chris, a versatile artist, possesses expertise in multiple disciplines. He obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, specializing in Painting, from the University of the Philippines. After completing his education, he embarked on a career in Graphic Design, initially as a Product Designer, and later transitioned to UI Design. Additionally, Chris is skilled in video animation, video editing, photo editing, and photography. In his work at NaXum, Chris upholds the fundamental value of "Deliver WOW" and incorporates the principle of "Don't Make Me Think UI" into all of NaXum's platforms. With unwavering commitment and a deep passion for his craft, Chris derives immense joy from the creation of UI and graphic designs that elicit awe-inspiring experiences for our valued members, vendors, and clients.

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Ricah Angela Baguio
SR HR Champ

Ricah is a graduate of Ateneo de Davao University with a Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management last 2016. She jumped off her career as a public servant for 5 years. She then moved out of her comfort zone and decided to pursue a career with NaXum as a Client Champion. Challenging yet fulfilling - that's how she describes her experience. Serving people has always been the fire that keeps the passion alive within her hence, she decided to move up to the HR Champion seat to serve the team in ensuring that we live up to our why and embody our core values. As part of the team, she ensures that everyone is held accountable in their respective seats and that all team members, at all times, always adhere to the policies and processes in NaXum. She is a strong believer that you have the chance to get better every day. You have the power to create a path that is less taken but most wanted - SUCCESS.

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Rechel "Yen" Desierto
SR HR Champ

Yen graduated from Holy Cross of Davao College with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. She started her career as a public servant serving her fellow constituents then enhanced her communication skills as a Customer Service and Technical Representative in the BPO industry for five years. Since she loves challenges, she ventured abroad as a Sales Coordinator. This is where she became more independent and able to unlock her potential. Then, she was introduced to NaXum by a good friend. She fell in love with the company's core values and culture. She started as client support, being a frontline in delivering wow and assisting client concerns. After a year, she embraced her new environment as an HR Champ. She continually serves her seat to reinforce the company's values and processes. She's determined to contribute to the company's success by actively participating in identifying and implementing policies and processes that will help the company's why and vision.

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Marrie Abby Remo
HR Champ

Abby majored in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing while a student and launched her career while still in college. She developed her communication and problem-solving abilities as a customer service agent in a call center from 2011 to 2017. She received recognition and acclaim in the industry for her commitment to providing customers with exceptional service.
Abby decided to look into new possibilities in 2018 and changed to freelancing, where she concentrated on e-commerce email support. She was able to use this experience to broaden her skill set and develop expertise in dealing with customer inquiries and resolving problems involving online businesses.
She joined NaXum as a Client Champ and recently transitioned to the HRC position due to her ambition and desire for professional advancement. She must perform all duties related to human resources management as part of this position, utilizing her knowledge of customer service to help the company succeed. In her new role as HR Champ, Abby continues to hone her skills and pick up new ones.

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Kryssel Ann Barranco
SR HR Hunter

Kryssel graduated from Ateneo de Davao University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. Her career started in the Customer Service industry where she developed communication skills to excel in the corporate world. As she joined NaXum, she started learning how to never settle for less and always step outside of her comfort zone. Currently, she is now part of the HR team where she learned recruitment and the process of finding the right people in the company. It has always been a dream of her to be a part of an admin team. Throughout her career, she is driven by passion and work ethic and is committed to achieving success for personal and professional growth. She approaches tasks with enthusiasm, dedication, and a willingness to go the extra mile to deliver exceptional results. Finally, she is committed to lifelong learning and always seeks opportunities for professional growth and development.

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Dawson Draycott
BlessUP Research Analyst Partner

Dawson graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He went to work for a top-tier EPC corporation in Houston as a field engineer for a project being built in Louisiana, where he figured out that was not his life's plan. He then moves back to Houston and eventually rekindles a long friendship with Rodd Kirby. Through many in-depth conversations and internal dialogue, Dawson's true WHY was revealed. With the help of BlessUP, he has been able to refocus his mind and maximize his actions toward achieving his aspirations. BlessUP has put Dawson's life back on track with the mission he set out as a kid, to become a business professional through racing motorcycles. He looks to the future with high expectations of himself and will share his testimony of the life-changing opportunities BlessUP has revealed.

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Austin Serra
BlessUP Research Analyst Partner

Austin graduated from the University of Houston-Downtown, with a Bachelor's in Business Administration-Management. Austin grew up in the extreme southern tip of Texas, in a town called Brownsville. As a young kid, Austin always had a passion for racing motorcycles. The small town of Brownsville had no true opportunities for racing; therefore he set the goal to graduate High School at 15 years old. With no driver's license and only a driver's permit, he moved out of his parent's house and relocated to Dallas, Texas. Due to unforeseen financial obstacles Austin decided to change his career path at the age of 18 and went back to school to pursue his next chapter in life. Currently, he is working at Honda of Houston as the Parts Manager and is utilizing his degree. This is where he was given the opportunity to meet Rodd Kirby. Austin is Grateful to be united with the BlessUp crew and is keen for new opportunities and open to gaining awareness for his business soul.

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Shelton "The Belt" Mobley
BlessUP Research Analyst Partner

Shelton was drawn to music at a very young age. He grew up with people singing around him all the time. After a small hiatus from the music industry, he is back and better than ever. With a clear vision of his “WHY” he understands how to go all in further than ever before. Taking a better paying position in the country music industry he is experiencing a 10X view of what is coming. With Better health, better money, and stronger mental capacity nothing is stopping him. Shelton loves to travel the country spreading joy with the gift of music. Giving people the best experience when coming to shows. Sheltons mission is to be the best tour manager he can be learning from his mentors, and helping those with less experience get to where they want to get in the industry.

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Daniel Torman
BlessUP Research Analyst Partner

After earning a bachelor degree in International Business, Daniel pursued his career in the International Logistics and Freight Forwarding industry. After 15 years of development, in the US and Brazil, with a series of rapid promotions and increased responsibilities, Daniel decided to pursue his passion in the construction industry.Today he is the owner of a Roofing company where he envisions not only business growth, but also personal growth, by applying life and business principles found in books. Principles is the main guidance for his life as they are immutable and have proven workable over the ages. Strong believer in actions, aims at self development on a daily basis for mind and body. Lover of extreme sports where pressure, fear and adrenaline keep him in check and carries on to his professional life.Father of two boys (9 and 12), realizes how important it is to renew and feed the mind through books to help rear the children. Married for 12 years, loves to travel and visit new places in the US and abroad.

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Marrie Abby Remo
SR HR Champ

Abby majored in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing while a student and launched her career while still in college. She developed her communication and problem-solving abilities as a customer service agent in a call center from 2011 to 2017.

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Umair Qureshi
Sales Champ

Umair is a dynamic individual whose life journey has been marked by a pursuit of passion and purpose. From an early age, Umair displayed a natural curiosity and an insatiable appetite for knowledge, which paved the way for his academic achievements. Graduating from the University of the West of England with a degree in Business and Accounting laid the foundation for his expertise in accounting. Throughout his career, Umair has excelled in diverse roles, including accounting, retail, sales, and marketing. His experience extends to a broad range of IT support, coupled with a robust understanding of IT infrastructure, operations, and environments, where he demonstrated exceptional leadership and innovation. Umair's commitment to continuous learning and adaptability has been instrumental in his professional growth.

With a strong sense of community and a desire to give back, Umair has actively contributed to various charitable organizations, including Save the Children. As he continues to evolve and embrace new challenges, Umair remains dedicated to making a positive impact on the world, leaving a lasting legacy of his core values of determination, innovation, and a commitment to lifelong learning.

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Mark Vincent Ayo
SR Commissions Engineer

Mark Vincent Ayo, is a graduate of Ateneo de Davao University with a bachelor's degree in Information Technology. Began his career working as a freelance developer and worked for a stock feed company Inventory Systems together with his classmates in college. He then worked for a company with web-based home health and hospice software solutions for almost 4 years as a migration coordinator, which is tasked to fix data anomalies, create SQL scripts, migrate data and maintain databases using MS SQL Server.

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Khlzie Antonette Llaneta
SR Client Champion

Khlzie Antonette Llaneta is the eldest of five siblings and holds a degree in Entrepreneurship. She worked part-time during high school and continued to do so until she completed her bachelor's degree. After graduating, she secured a job in the BPO industry in Tacloban City, and as the breadwinner of her family, she sought better opportunities in local job hunts and successfully landed a position as a Sprint specialist at Concentrix in Cebu. Later on, she was referred to NaXum.

Having previously worked as a Client Champion for nearly two years, Khlzie returned to NaXum to provide service to valued clients and strive for personal growth. She firmly believes that challenges will always arise, but individuals have the choice to either fight back and persevere or give up. Drawing from her own experiences, she advises against giving up. Quoting Sammy Davis Jr., she emphasizes the importance of choosing commitment over fear, as fear can hinder one's dreams and goals. Khlzie encourages staying committed, remaining strong, and viewing failure as a valuable lesson for future endeavors.

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