About Us

Our Story

GO-VA was founded in May 2014 by Matt Kesby an Australian Entrepreneur and Execution Practice Leader for Franklin Covey. Franklin Covey is a global leader in effectiveness training, productivity tools, strategy execution consulting and assessment services for organizations and individuals. Well-known for the books 7 Habits of highly Effective People and The 4 Disciplines of Execution.

In 2008, Matt and his sister Fiona Kesby GO-VA’s CEO started offshoring tasks via Upwork(Odesk). There were many great success stories and also many frustrations in managing a virtual team working from home.

With Matt’s passion for SME sector, his experience with freelance virtual assistants and his execution management experience, he wanted all business owners to have the opportunity to effectively offshore tasks without the high costs of setting up an offshore business of the loss of control of complete outsourcing and so GO-VA was created. Go-VA finds the top talent in the market, let’s their clients decide who and how work will be performed and then houses and cares for them in their office in Cebu, Philippines. The office is led by Fiona who relocated to the Philippines in May 2015 from Australia and brought 16 years of Australian & International Recruitment experience. Since Fiona lead the company – GO-VA, experienced year on year growth and is proud of achieving one of the lowest turnovers in the industry. Fiona who believes the most important value a company should focus on is the value of care. Team members at all times should feel safe and have the ability to asks questions or share concern without the fear of job loss. Team members at GO-VA are encouraged to further develop their leadership skills.

Stay local, work global!

The benefits for team members is you have the opportunity to work as a Virtual Assistant directly for a overseas company, be provided training directly from the client and up-skill your experience.

Employed directly by GO-VA a Filipino company, we provide you with a modern office environment, fast internet, guaranteed above industry salary, local employment benefits, 15 days leave, Monthly retention activities, support of a results coach and much more.

Managed Operations

GO-VA enables companies in Australia, NZ, Singapore, US & UK to have their own operations in Cebu, Philippines. It provides the perfect middle ground between Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and starting their own company here.

Company Values


  • Drive

  • Care

  • Learn

  • Find a way

  • Execute

LEADERSHIP

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Fiona Kesby

CEO  linkedin

Fiona Kesby CEO has over 18 years experience in the Recruitment Industry. She is passionate about providing team members with an environment that is supportive and caring, encourages career growth, confidence and a love for learning.

Fiona & her family relocated to Cebu Philippines in 2015 and encourages you to come visit her and the team in our office.

Matt

Matt Kesby

Founder  linkedin

Matt Kesby Founder & Entrepreneur who trains organizations in strategies that require people to significantly change their behaviors to deliver new & outstanding results. Has been outsourcing to overseas staff since 2008 and the owner of NUPAY Investments

 

OUR TEAM

Marnie Aliviado

Marnie Aliviado

General Manager

April Asufra

April Asufra

Operations Manager

Victoria Nolasco

Victoria Nolasco

Certified GO-VA Partner

Rowena Ortega

Rowena Ortega

HR Manager

Genevieve Almedilla

Genevieve Almedilla

Finance

Mary Castro

Mary Castro

US Clients Service Manager

Michelle Basalo

Michelle Basalo

HR – Employee Wellness Officer

Vanessa Apal

Vanessa Apal

Recruiter

Ann Preolco

Ann Preolco

Recruiter

Melissa Villamor

Melissa Villamor

EA to CEO

Miko Bernardo

Miko Bernardo

Recruitment Admin

Abert Catamco

Abert Catamco

Photographer/Videographer

Michael Aliviado

Michael Aliviado

IT Support

Nico Liu

Nico Liu

Results Coach

Mark Simbillo

Mark Simbillo

Results Coach

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Maria Veronica Omega

Results Coach

Michael Carreon

Michael Carreon

Results Coach

Ruby Juevesano PP

Ruby Claire Juevesano

Results Coach

Ian Sarthou

Ian Sarthou

Project Coordinator

Jvi James Luib

James Luib

Graphic Designer