Rome, Italy — Xurpas Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer, Raymond Gerard Racaza, was recently cited as the 2016 Executive of the Year in the Consumer Non-Durables Category of the International Business Awards (IBAs), the world’s only international, all-encompassing business awards program.
The IBAs is part of a confederation of seven programs generally referred to as the Stevie Awards, which garners over 10,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 60 countries.
As President and COO, Racaza is responsible for managing the overall growth and expansion strategy of Xurpas Inc., after its highly successful initial public offering in 2014. Since joining the local bourse two years ago, the company has successfully entered the most critical Pan-Asian markets like Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and China.
He also helped shape Xurpas to become the Philippines’ leading technology firm with a total of six subsidiaries and five investee companies, employing more than 900 people, and having capabilities for mobile content creation and distribution, enterprise solutions management, HR technology solutions, search, casual games development, and most recently, mobile advertising.
“As we grow our business to new heights it will be anchored by a robust mobile content creation and distribution platform, through in-house development and via local and international technology acquisitions. Our investments have been very strategic and it is a vertical integration with our core products and services,” says Racaza.
He attributes the growth of Xurpas to this brand of creative and strategic administration.
Raymond Racaza is a technology executive who knows how to pitch, how to win, and how to code. A computer engineer with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Major in Information Technology, he was part of the original development team that built the first dynamic Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) site in the Philippines and deployed the country’s first mobile internet site in 1999, as well as the country’s first interactive SMS service called SMS Chat.