B. Paul Santos
Experience: B. Paul Santos is President for Tholons Southeast Asia (SEA) and is an accomplished entrepreneur. Prior to co-founding Tholons SEA, he founded Vertex Solutions, a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company that was granted Pioneer Status by the Philippine Board of Investments. He led the company's growth from a mere vision in 2001, to fundraising, to operation, then to a joint venture partnership with Alorica, Inc. in 2004, thus forming Alorica Philippines. Today, Alorica Philippines has close to 2,000 employees providing high-end technical and customer support services to global clients in consumer electronics, PC's, PC peripherals, telecommunications and healthcare.

Prior to Vertex/Alorica, Paul founded Indio Communications in 1997, just before the Asian market crisis. Despite the challenging economic environment, Paul led Indio's evolution from a small graphic design house to one of the Philippines' first and leading Customer Relationship Management (CRM) consulting companies. In 2004, he successfully sold majority of the company to Dentsu, one of the world's largest advertising agency networks (by sharak). Today, Indio is being developed as Dentsu's CRM platform for Asia (excluding Japan).

Prior to Indio, Paul was a top-ranked Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble Philippines where he led his brand to record levels in revenue, share, image and profit.

Education: Paul obtained a B.S. in Management Engineering from the Ateneo de Manila University and a Joint Minor in International Management from the Ateneo and the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

General Information: Paul is also a member of the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO).
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