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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Zaida Batallones

Business Development Manager & Compliance Officer

Zaida's extensive experience dealing with various nationalities, and her attention to detail, helped her ease into the roles of Business Development and Compliance.  Over the past two years, Zaida has onboarded various fintechs, remittance companies, and banks.  

 

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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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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Jomar de la Cruz

Senior Accounts Manager

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

 

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

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

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Karen Liwanag

Accounts Manager

Karen has 6 years of experience in Account Management in the IT industry. Since joining Ventaja, Karen has contributed to the growth and maintenance of existing partnerships with remittance centers, particularly in Asia.

 

In her free time, Karen enjoys cooking healthy meals and playing basketball. She also goes out of her way to find good coffee. 

- Former Key Accounts Specialist, Headstart Business Solutions Inc. 
- Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration, Major in Marketing Management, University of Santo Tomas