ABOUT US

In 2004, Ventaja, a fintech with a remittance license from the Philippines, began operations as a PEZA-registered IT company to develop platforms that sell prepaid cards to Filipino migrant workers based overseas.

 

In 2007, the company achieved an industry milestone when it expanded its services to collecting SSS contributions and loan payments from Filipino migrant workers. In 2009 and 2011, Ventaja started accepting payments for Pag-IBIG and Philhealth, respectively.  

 

Today, Ventaja is the Philippine government’s largest overseas collection partner for SSS, Pag IBIG, and Philhealth payments.  Ventaja's software platforms enable 1,000+ counters, kiosks, and five fintech brands in 38 countries, including Metrobank, BDO, RCBC, and Landbank, to collect government payments from OFWs around the world. Ventaja also collects for merchants like Cebu Pacific, PayRemit, and 350+ utilities, and other billers.

 

Through the company's websites and payment platforms, we are able to bridge the gap between Filipino and Indian migrant workers and the institutions or merchants that serve them. 

  

Ventaja is part of the Advantage Group.

THE TEAM

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Vincent Paul D. Grey

CEO

Vincent studied and worked in Asia, North America and Europe prior to becoming an entrepreneur.  He returned to the Philippines in 1994, held various positions in the telecom industry from 1995-1998, then set-up the Advantage Group in 1998.

Always a step ahead, Vincent grew the Advantage Group from a distributor of physical prepaid cards to the fintech powerhouse that it is today.  Under his leadership, the Group achieved significant milestones--from partnering with top Philippine banks and remittance centers across the world to becoming the government’s largest collecting partner overseas--garnering awards and recognition along the way. 

Vincent started Payremit in 2015--which has evolved into a shopping platform for migrant workers.  In 2019, he expanded Payremit to Indian migrant workers and established a lending company so customers could purchase items on buy-now-pay-later schemes.

Vincent has held several leadership roles in EO’s Philippine chapter (Entrepreneur’s Organization).  A captain of the track & field team in college, Vincent stays fit with tennis, boxing, yoga and the gym.  He spends most of his leisure time with his wife and four children.  

 

Vincent is fluent in English, Filipino & Spanish.

  • Founder & CEO, Advantage Group

  • Chairman & President, Advantage Products Corp.

  • Chairman & President, Ventaja International Corp.

  • Chairman & President, Advantage Lending Corp. 

  • 25+ years experience in telecommunications industry

  • 20+ years experience in entrepreneurship & international business  

  • 15+ years experience in IT industry

  • MBA 1990, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, USA

  • B.S. in Business Management (Honors Program) 1986, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

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Anthony Albert Angodung

Sales Director

Anton joined Ventaja International Corp. in 2015 and currently leads a team of sales and account managers based in the Philippines, India, UAE, and Italy.  In 4 years, Anton more than doubled the volume of payments to the Philippine government and established Ventaja’s position as the government’s leading overseas collection partner.   

 

Based in Dubai, Anton continues to expand Ventaja’s base of remittance and collection partners across the world.  With his experience in multi-level marketing, Anton is now focused on  building a network of agents to promote Payremit among Filipino and Indian migrant workers.  

 

When he isn’t working, Anton plays basketball, his favorite sport, and spends time with the family.

  • Sales Director, Ventaja International Corp. 

  • Former Gold Director, UHS Essential Health Philippines, Inc

  • Former Business Development Lead & Sales Manager, Phoenix One Knowledge Solutions Inc.

  • Former Account Manager & Marketing Officer, Active Learning

  • 15+ years  in sales, marketing and business development 

  • B.S. in Commerce, University of St. La Salle, Philippines

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Janselle Jhoana Julian

Senior Account Manager

Janselle rose through the ranks from being a Customer Service Representative to now Senior Account Manager since joining Ventaja in 2014. She supports the company’s agents around the world and further contributes to the company as Ventaja's liaison with the government institutions.

 

Apart from working hard to improve her skillset, this former nurse enjoys singing and playing guitar in her free time.

  • Former Receptionist, Al Hamra Palace Beach Resort, UAE

  • Former Emergency & General Ward Nurse, Municipal Hospital, Binangonan Rizal

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Unciano Colleges Inc.

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Jomar de la Cruz

Account Manager for Asia 

Jomar is a sales professional with 7 years of experience in the Finance Industry. As an Area Manager, Jomar further contributes to Ventaja by identifying new channels or agents to promote and grow the Group’s business in Asia while maintaining relationships with remittance partners.

 

In his free time, Jomar likes to volunteer for worthy causes and enjoys travelling and sports.

  • Former Account Officer, Radiowealth Finance Company Inc.

  • Former Relationship Manager & Marketing Officer, Insular Home Credit

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Financial Management, Adamson University

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Zaida Batallones

SBU Head for telecom sales at the airport

Aside from being the Compliance Officer of PayRemit, Zaida also wears multiple hats as the Business Development Manager, and SBU Head for airline operations.

 

Her extensive experience has helped her complete tasks for the company such as collaborating with sales leaders and account executives from various countries. In her free time, Zaida enjoys swimming and running.

-   Former Senior IT Operations Officer, Bayview Technologies Inc.

-   Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Colegio de San Juan de Letran

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Paula Sucaldito

Sales Manager - UAE

Paula has been with Ventaja International Corp. since 2016. Her extensive career in sales and marketing has helped expand the company’s customer base while effectively overseeing sales and maintaining relationships with the sales team and partners.

  • Former Junior Associate, UAE Exchange Centre LLC, Dubai 

  • Former Teller, United Coconut Planters Bank, Philippines

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Crisostomo Cecogo

Sales Manager - KSA

Chito has various experiences in the IT & Telecom industries. In 2017, he joined Ventaja International Corp. and has since helped manage the sales targets for KSA & Kuwait.

 

His determination for growth has led him to explore a career and in sales and it has worked well for him and his team of Sales Agents. As a former OFW, Chito sees working with PayRemit as an opportunity to help empower migrant workers. When hes not working, he likes to cook and enjoys biking.

  • Former Fire Alarm & AV Technician Saudi Bin Ladin Group-BTAM, KSA

  • Former Computer Tech Support, Avenido Computer Solutions, Makati, Philippines

  • Former Consumer Activation and Troubleshooting Technician, Filcom Technologies L.L.C., Dubai

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Jerlyn Villanueva

Sales Representative - Europe

Jerlyn is a OFW based in Italy. For 18 years she has worked on the hospitality industry working in establishments such as Hotel Madison, Sheraton and Resturante Castello in Italy. A graduate of Business Administration, she has decided to shift careers and focus on helping fellow OFWs in Europe as a Sales Representative for Europe. Outside work, Jerlyn’s interests include fashion, reading and drawing.

  • Former Chamber Maid, Hotel Madison, Catollica, Italy

  • Former Waitress, Resturante Castello 

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Central Colleges of the Philippines