UPDATE: WE ARE NOW LIVE! If you've got questions about jobs, industries, or even just about life in general, tweet them to us at @kalibrr (and follow us, too, while you're at it!). Don't forget to use the hashtag #KalibrrCareerAdvice when you tweet us. This might be your chance to find the game-changing advice you've been looking for!
Have you ever had questions about work, your career path, or your future in the field, but no one you knew seemed to know the answers? You were probably left dazed and confused. We've got the solution for you!
On September 14, 2015, Kalibrr will be launching Career Advice on Viber's Public Chats. Business leaders will be answering career questions you've been itching to ask. You can also read about their success stories, laugh with them on their funny work moments, and hear about the inside scoop on trending career paths.
Who's part of our Kalibrr Career Advice? Here are some of the leading professionals you can expect to answer all your questions on your career and on job hunting.
Paul is a Filipino-American entrepreneur who has founded two startups in the Philippines — OpenAccess BPO, which brought many Silicon Valley companies to the Philippines, and Kalibrr, a Y Combinator backed startup focused on transforming how people get jobs in Southeast Asia. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Paul worked at Google and Mercantila in San Francisco prior to returning to the Philippines.
Dexter leads product development, business development, and customer engagement in Kalibrr. Prior to joining Kalibrr, he did work in public systems development, workforce policy, and politics. He authored San Francisco's Strategic Plan for Workforce Development, and previously served as the Chief of Staff for large enterprise departments for the City and County of San Francisco. Dexter also served on the Board of the University of California Board of Regents, and has consulted for Federal, State, and Local government agencies in the United States on building strong workforce systems.
Xurpas is a company that specializes in digital goods, creating mobile products and services. Aside from owning Xurpas, Nix has co-founded and invested in over 20 companies all revolving around e-commerce and the digital media arena.
PawnHero will be the first online pawnshop in Southeast Asia. David promises to give Filipinos a cheaper alternative to existing pawnshops which charge extremely high interest rates. He hopes that PawnHero will solve the problem of expensive credit for consumers who might not be able to afford it.
Natasha is currently the Head of GrabCar Philippines. GrabCar is a brainchild of GrabTaxi — Southeast Asia's leading transportation technology app that positively impacts the way people move. It took Natasha two years to shift from first to fourth gear in the transport mobile app business — from intern at MyTeksi (former name) to Assistant General Manager of GrabTaxi and now to Head of GrabCar.
Farouk Meralli is a 28-year-old Harvard School of Public Health graduate who worked in strategy and management for major pharmaceutical companies Roche, Johnson & Johnson, and Pfizer before finally becoming an entrepreneur. He founded mClinica, the largest pharmacy network in the country with a growing network of over 1,400 pharmacies and access to over 20 million customers.
Over the years, Christian has worked in telecommunications, software development, business consulting, and finance. He co-founded Kickstart Ventures, an investment firm for "disruptive technologies and business models."
Roxi has been in startups her entire professional life. She's worked at Rocket Internet, one of the biggest internet conglomerates in the world, as one of the managers of the company, and later on moved to Kalibrr, one of the most up and coming startups in the Philippines. She leads the growth team at Kalibrr, and has grown the user base to almost 200,000 people in half a year.
Natasha is responsible for Sales & Business Development at Kalibrr. She is passionate about entrepreneurship, career development, and travel. On the side, she joins Toastmasters International, a public speaking organization, and gives speeches about her stories on starting a business, on failures and mistakes, and anything that's fun to talk about.