Founder and Chief Executive Officer
JM Mariano is a graduate of B.S. Education Biology at Republic Central Colleges, Angeles City, Pampanga. He took Diploma in Science Teaching majoring in Biology-Chemistry at the University of the Philippines, Open University. He also has an extensive knowledge in the online virtual assistance landscape and has been one of the a top freelancers at Upwork.com, an online global marketplace for online freelancers. He leads VPRO Global Services, one of the top agencies on that same platform, teaming up with some of the top freelancers as well. Prior to marching into the freelancing world, JM worked as an Instructional Systems Designer at America Online Member Services Philippines, Clark Pampanga for more than 5 years.
In 2013, he went to attend Julio Abierto 2013 at the Universidad de Castilla La-Mancha, Toledo, España to study Spanish Language and Culture. Prior to that, he finished 8 levels of Spanish Language and Culture training at Instituto Cervantes de Manila. Watch at 10:25 during the Inauguración de los cursos internacionales de lengua y cultura española ESTO 2013. JM Mariano has an affinity for languages. Before pursing to learn spanish, he studied German at the College of Arts and Letters, University of the Philippines, Diliman in 2005.
JM Mariano took Software Engineering training at the University of the Philippines, Diliman in 2015. He underwent a full 1-year training at Digital Filipino’s Certified e-Commerce-specialist, e-Commerce Entrepreneur, e-Commerce Professional Program in cooperation with Asian Institute of E-Commerce in the same year. Bigbag Fresh, founded on December 2015, is a proof of concept for the course and went to become a full-fledged e-Commerce business. It currently operates in Pampanga and will soon expand to Manila.
April Calaguas, Executive Assistant
Maricel Dingal, Executive Assistant
Rocelyn Ardino, Inventory Manager
Michelle Esquejo, Store Supervisor
Oliver Esquejo, IT Support Associate
Mhervinjay Mariano, Bigbag Fresh Driver
Lorenzo Zavalla, Web Developer
Eldon Duque, Graphic Designer