The RJ Ledesma Podcast
Ep. 132: Patrick Gentry Co-founder and CEO of Sprout Solutions
Patrick Gentry is the co-founder and CEO of Sprout Solutions, a Philippine-based HR and payroll software company. He has developed Sprout Solutions into one of the most cutting-edge and rapidly expanding HR technology companies in the Asia-Pacific area with more than 20 years of expertise in software development and business leadership.
Gentry is a fervent supporter of civic responsibility. Sprout Solutions has started a number of efforts to give back to the community, such as a program that grants small businesses and non-profit groups free access to the company's HR software.
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Ep. 147: Frances Cruz, Omni-Channel Ads Strategist at Adslevelup01:07:00Frances Cruz is an omni-channel ads strategist from the Philippines. She’s been helping 7 to 8-figure startup businesses through digital advertising and nurturing approach in Meta and Tiktok platforms.Frances is also a coach for AdsLevelUp™, a media buying community program for beginners, aspiring ads strategists and business owners in the Philippines. Her field of digital marketing expertise is in the service-based industry such as aesthetics and medical clinics, restaurants, and construction firms.
Ep. 146: RR Chua, Chairman and President of Immuni Global Incorporated59:15In the bustling city of Cebu, Philippines, a visionary entrepreneur, Ralph Ray D. Chua, stands at the helm of Immuni Global Incorporated, managing a diverse portfolio of businesses in the food and pharmaceutical manufacturing, trading, real estate, and construction industries. With an impressive wealth of experience spanning over a decade, RR has become a beacon of change, steering his companies towards socially and environmentally conscious business practices that prioritize the well-being of Filipinos.
Ep. 145 - Anya Lim, Co-Founder, Managing and Creative Director of ANTHILL Fabric Gallery57:00In the heart of Cebu City, Philippines, a beacon of hope and empowerment shines through the for-profit social enterprise known as ANTHILL Fabric Gallery. Founded in 2010 by the visionary leader Joy Anya T. Lim, ANTHILL stands for Alternative Nest and Trading / Training Hub for Indigenous Little Livelihood Seekers. This enterprise was born out of a deep commitment to address the prevalent issues of poverty and unemployment faced by marginalized sectors, particularly among indigenous communities.
Ep. 144: Stephen Co, Co-founder and CEO of WTH Foods01:03:10Stephen Michael H. Co is a visionary entrepreneur and the Co-Founder and CEO of two groundbreaking ventures, Worth The Health Foods (WTH Foods) and Nipa Brew Craft Beers. His journey into the world of sustainable food innovation and craft brewing began with a shared passion for showcasing Filipino creativity and locally sourced ingredients.
Ep. 143: Ethan Rose, Founder of Pouch.ph57:46Ethan Rose founded http://Pouch.ph in 2021, a Bitcoin wallet service that uses the Lightning Network to enable customers to seamlessly send and receive money across borders. http://Pouch.ph is one of the most innovative startups in the Philippines – enabling faster, more affordable, and more borderless payments via Bitcoin’s Lightning Network. Pouch is currently running its closed Beta for a select group of individual early-adopters as well as for 250+ merchants in Boracay.
Ep. 142: Noel Tordesillas, Head of E-channel at Etiqa Philippines42:02Noel Tordesillas is the Head for E-Channel at Etiqa Philippines, a leading ASEAN insurer. Etiqa Philippines simplifies the selection process of Filipinos (both individual and the corporate decision-makers) for insurance products, by integrating all their life, non-life, health, and other insurance products and services into one unified brand.
Ep. 141: Victor Antonio, CEO of Sales Velocity Academy56:20Victor Antonio is a sales trainer and consultant who is highly skilled in the areas of sales influence and persuasion. Founder of SalesVelocityAcademy.com which offers online sales training. Additionally, he has written 14 books on motivation and sales, "Mastering the Upsell," is his most recent book that explains how to boost profits by upselling to prospective and current customers.
Ep. 140: Widiana Chen, CEO of Seataoo Philippines54:35Widiana Chen is the CEO of Seataoo Philippines, a leading global e-commerce platform that offers sellers and customers a seamless and secure online shopping experience and aims to bring high-quality products from Southeast Asia to the global market, providing customers with a wide range of choices while supporting local businesses.
Ep. 139: David Palmieri, President and CEO of SigeGo50:16SigeGo, powered by the technology of Simplenight, is set to change the game for exploring the Philippines. Simplenight will make the most of the Philippines’ tourism as boundless opportunities lie in this sector and also to promote Pinoy pride. Poised to be the omni-channel platform of the country, SigeGo curated experiences that will revolutionize one's exploration with user-friendly technology and its vast offerings of bookable products and services.