Joey Gurango has a solid track record in forming and running successful software companies. He founded Match Data Systems (MDS) in Seattle WA USA in 1987, MDS Philippines in 1991, and MDS Australia in 1996. In 1999, he sold MDS to Great Plains Software, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2001. Joey served as the Asia Pacific Regional Director for Microsoft Business Solutions, before he left in 2003 to form Gurango Software. In 2007, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Microsoft's Most Valuable Professionals, in recognition of his mastery of software technology and business. In 2006, the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship acknowledged him as one of the country's Ten Most Inspiring Technopreneurs.
In addition to leading Gurango Software as the most successful Microsoft Dynamics partner in the Philippines, Joey has co-founded several other software start-ups, and is the President of the Philippine Software Industry Association.