You've heard it from your friends, fellow founders or read it all over the news: COVID-19 is catapulting the countries into an economic recession. It's a difficult time and evidence shows that women are especially vulnerable to global health crises and increased financial instability. How does a female founder survive and thrive during a global health crisis?
Every year Startup Grind hosts #SGWomen Month — proudly recognizing the accomplishments of successful women all over the world. These women are founders, venture capitalists, engineers, executives and more who represent our community. Startup Grind Cebu is honored to host Olay Rullan of LOD Ventures as she shares her experience and insights of running a business during a pandemic.
Olay has over 10 years of experience in implementing Enterprise Resource Planning apps, focused on Microsoft Dynamics products. She has been working with Technology, Finance and Distribution departments of large multinational companies to maximize their software investments and build their in-house techno-functional specialist teams.
Olay has over 10 years of experience in implementing Enterprise Resource Planning apps, focused on Microsoft Dynamics products. She has been working with Technology, Finance and Distribution departments of large multinational companies to maximize their software investments and build their in-house techno-functional specialist teams. Prior this she started her career as an Audit Associate with Pricewaterhouse Coopers and have also taken multiple Finance-related leadership roles before transitioning to Technology. She is also the incoming Director for Enterprise Applications at toaglobal.com
Olay has been globally recognized not only on her Dynamics credentials but also as an esteemed Volunteer Community Leader and Product Manager for Project BASS, the ONLY Philippine government-accredited (via the Department of Information and Communications Technology) social-civic mobile app that maps internet connectivity and quality in the Philippines.
Prior to joining TOA Global, Olay worked directly for Microsoft as their Technical Services Advisor for Dynamics in the Europe. Middle East and Africa region. She also was one of the Founding Principals of LOD Ventures and worked on consulting projects with multiple Dynamics Partners and Customers. Olay also helped design and roll out regional implementation settings as Senior Business Analyst for Asurion, provided technical leadership for vendor’s global implementation of Finance, Procurement and Human Resources modules for Tyche, and built the team and served as Techno-Functional and Service Delivery Lead for Hoya’s Global AX/D365 Support Team.
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