Jerry Rapes is President and CEO of Exist and is responsible for leading Exist’s corporate strategy and day today operations.
Jerry joined Exist in 2006 to spearhead the establishment of the company’s operations in Cebu. He has served under executive roles including VP of Sales and Marketing (2009-2010) and General Manager (2007-2008). In these capacities, he had been instrumental in improving sales performance, enhancing human resources management and infrastructure, and streamlining company-wide operations.
Jerry is currently President of DevCon Foundation. He is also VP of Cebu Education Development Foundation for IT (CEDF-IT), a consortium dedicated to workforce development initiatives in the ICT and IT-Enabled Services industries. He previously served as Chairman for the Committee on ICT of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCCI), and Chair for International Marketing and Board of Director of the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA) 2010-2011. As part of the leadership teams for these organizations, Jerry provides advice on how to implement best business practices on matters related to the IT industry development, with a particular focus on capability development, marketing and advocacy for IP development.
Jerry holds an Industrial Engineering degree from the University of the Philippines.