James Donovan is co-founder, president and chief executive officer of ADEC Group which includes ADEC Solutions, AMDATEX, A-Plus English Online, FirstCarbon Solutions and PharmaKPO.
Started in 1998, ADEC Group is a leading provider of customized onshore and offshore outsourcing solutions. With over 5,000 employees and processing over 30 million transactions each month across all its brands, ADEC Group has extensive experience in data and document management, business and knowledge process outsourcing, sustainability and energy management, and language learning services. Trusted by some of the largest companies and governments in the world, privately-held ADEC Group has key delivery centers in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, and the Philippines.
Before founding ADEC Group, Mr. Donovan worked for 25 years as an investment banker with firms such as Daiwa American Securities and Lehman Brothers Investment Bank in Hong Kong and London. Participating in the birth of the Asian capital markets gave him a unique perspective on international finance, equity debt , and corporate restructuring.
Carolina Esguerra is co-founder, chief finance officer and director of ADEC Group.
She not only executes business-process-sourcing projects for Fortune 300 clients, but also negotiates high-level partnerships and acquisitions for the member companies of ADEC Group. Her experience and leadership skills were honed from her work with Pacific Asia Capital Corporation and A&A Securities as an associate and director, respectively.
Ms. Esguerra brings over 20 years of hands-on experience and working knowledge of the financial, banking and investment industry into ADEC Group, its member companies, and GOAL.
In addition to being GOAL's Secretary, Maria Corina Buñag is also the corporate secretary and a director of F-I-R-S-T Carbon Solutions Corporation. She has been the corporate counsel of ADEC Group since November 2010. She obtained her bachelor's degree in Management Economics at the Ateneo de Manila University and her Juris Doctor degree at the Ateneo Law School. Ms. Buñag also sits on the boards of Maria Vitoria Realty Development Corporation and Blue Pearl Management and Development Corporation.
Lilian Reventar has been the managing director of A-Plus International School since 2006.
She is a graduate of St. Scholastica's College-Manila with a bachelor's degree in English and Marketing Management and has over 22 years of marketing involvement working in various industries for different organizations like Jollibee Food Corporation, Pepsi-Cola, Villareal Law Office, United Coconut Planters Bank, and Technology Research Center.
Ms. Reventar brings all this marketing experience and hands-on knowledge in school administration to GOAL.
Vicente Reventar is chairman and president of F-I-R-S-T Carbon Solutions Corporation. Holding a bachelor's degree in Management Engineering at the Ateneo de Manila University, he is concurrently the Chairman of the Department of Quantitative Management and Information Technology at John Gokongwei School of Management at the Ateneo. He has been a faculty member there for almost 40 years. Prior to F-I-R-S-T Carbon Solutions Corporation, Mr. Reventar served in companies like SVI Technologies and Home Development Mutual Fund. His extensive experience working in IT for the academe, private institutions and government agencies help drive GOAL towards the fulfillment of its objectives.