Meet the Team

We are a multi-cultural, cross-disciplinary team of professionals dedicated to transforming the lending industry.

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Aoi Ikeda

BBA (Econ.)

President

As a Japanese citizen, Aoi is our bridge to Japan and Mount Fuji’s investors.

He worked as a firefighter in Japan for 6 years and has 6 years of business experience in the Philippines. In the Philippines, He established a lending company and became its president. In addition, He operates media, real estate, and anime related businesses. He specializes in comprehensive business market analysis with an emphasis on geopolitics, and have actually handled various business startups himself. His primary business focus is social value.

Before entering the corporate world, Aoi was a firefighter and paramedic, which solidified his commitment to put the community’s welfare before his own. This ethos has carried over into his businesses.

Aoi values the phrase “士魂商才 – Shikon Shousai”. The meaning of the phrase is “to bring the spirit of a samurai to business talent”. He wants to work closely with Filipinos who have a lot of potential to make their business successful.

In his spare time, he enjoys golf and dining with family and friends.

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Gene Frizzell

MBA, M.Ed.

Vice President

Gene is a Canadian who offers 20 years of corporate experience in numerous industries and countries, including six years in Japan. His expertise is in strategy, operations, training, and change management for large multinational companies as well as startups.

As a kid, Gene wanted to be an astronaut but throws up on roller coasters, so he settled for traveling the world. It brought him to Peace Corps-type work in South America, going full Steven Seagal in Japan, and years in the army and defense industry in Canada and overseas. These adventures have introduced him to incredibly intelligent and capable people; an experience that constantly challenged him to level up professionally, academically, and personally. He emerged on the other side with expertise in strategy, operations, an M.Ed., MBA, and grey hair.

At Mount Fuji Lending, Gene is dedicated to building the most capable and happiest team possible in order to positively transform the lending industry.

In his spare time, Gene can be found at the gym and being a pushover for puppies and toddlers.

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Miks Nieves

BSc.

Managing Director

Miks is a seasoned banker turned business lending executive with extensive experience in lending, trade finance, and management solutions from some of the largest financial institutions in the Philippines.

Within his diverse know-how in the field of banking, his expertise is in lending operations, risk identification and mitigation, relationship and portfolio management, and business growth.

Across the years and his several projects, he’s stuck to one belief: in everything we do, it’s all about finding the right balance.

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Juno Limjap-Sison

BSBM-MIS

Head of Marketing

Beyond Marketing, Juno is a brand engineer, artist, singer/songwriter, marketing strategist and concept director. She has 20 years of executive experience in the areas of technology, media and entertainment, and retail where she won multiple awards including a STEVIES for local and global marketing and sales campaigns. She’s handled international brands like tech giants Samsung and Toshiba, the Fiat Chrysler Automobile group, and SM Retail Inc.

Later, she joined the Creative Industries Philippines campaign, spearheading the Communications team. Here, she imparts her skills, knowledge, and heart for transformation to the future of the Creative sector, picturing it as a powerhouse in the Philippine economy through uniting artists in finding stability and fulfillment in their respective industries and passions.

Outside of her corporate career, she is heavily involved in the local music scene and entertainment industry as a music artist as RedFeather for Warner Music Philippines.

Juno finds another exciting role in Mount Fuji Lending Inc., applying the Japanese Kaizen philosophy to the company’s brand and overarching business values.

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Ged Cotoco

BSM

Client Relationship Manager

Working in the nation’s top financial institutions such as BDO Unibank, Inc. and EastWest Banking Corp., and rubbing elbows with the industry’s best finance mentors, Gerard has gained a mastery of establishment and renewing commercial loans; from application, documentation, up to post-approval monitoring of transactions and portfolios.

His most notable trait is his ability to be a successful team-player, in the office and on the court. At work, he has a strong track record of building profitable and sustainable loan portfolios through managing multiple staff, forming fruitful client relationships, and working for optimal efficiency and Kaizen in all his companies. After hours, he heads straight to the basketball gym to become one of the GOATS with his team to chase greatness.

Gerard’s clear-cut drive is informed by the belief that like every moment, every shot counts.

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Mikee Narciso

BSBM

Client Relationship Manager

Mikee has been in the business lending industry for over 7 years. Before joining Mount Fuji, she worked at BDO Unibank, Inc., the Philippines’ largest bank, where she’s racked up skills and experience working with businesses of all sizes from various industries.

As a Customer Relationship Manager, she sums up her daily work with a quote by Paulo Coelho: “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” At her core, she is motivated by entrepreneurs’ unique business stories, from that a-ha moment of discovery down to the grit of building their dream companies.

With Mount Fuji, Mikee hopes to become an agent of growth to help Filipino business owners realize their biggest aspirations.

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Kim Lance Quialquial

AB Phil., AFA, CRA, CTA

Compliance and Risk Manager

Kim has had previous experience in risk and compliance operations for the real estate industry, banks, investment companies, and major international insurers such as The Insular Life Assurance Company LTD ( Insular Life)
Philippine National Bank (PNB), Allianz PNB Life (Allianz PNB). Throughout his career, he’s also held membership in the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Kim is a natural savant. He possesses credentials in risk analysis, technical analysis, and financial analysis, as well as three years of education in the legal field. These skills have informed his finesse as a professional in risk and compliance, even earning a high-ranking position as Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, ensuring that the company is able to strike a healthy balance between the risks it takes and the rewards it receives. He’s a proven asset not just to the Boards who look to him for well-informed assessments, but also to the entire company’s future and longevity. He hopes to bring the same reliability and mastery to Mount Fuji.

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Albert Daracan

BS-CS

Front End Developer

Albert has more than nine years of industry expertise in software development and data analysis. He’s had the opportunity to work for Accenture, the world’s largest digital agency, and create systems at the PSSLAI & AFPSLAI, loaning institutions for the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Here, he was able to build long-lasting digital financial arms through his astute grasp of cyber security, IT policy, data privacy, and risk compliance.

Because Albert enjoys his work, he is constantly motivated to perform his best, often leading to an infallible drive to always challenge himself. Through a mix of his baseline knowledge of computer science and his own self-taught skills, he is able to enhance any software’s speed and code efficiency, keeping security and scalability in mind for every build.

When he’s not pushing himself professionaly, Albert enjoys the company of his friends and family, often seen travelling, playing online games, and exploring the internet and the world.

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Darell Gensaya

BS-CS

Web Developer

Darell is a web developer of almost two decades, dedicating most of his professional life to 2GO Group as their Web Developer. During his time there, he’s demonstrated a lot of creativity in his work and does this with a constantly happy demeanor.

He carries this into Mount Fuji, successfully launching the new website with the team only after two months of joining. Following Kaizen, one of the company values, he will continuously improve on himself and on his work, committing to positive steady transformation that will ripple throughout the company.

In his free time, Darell enjoys building PCs and custom mechanical keyboards, collecting Funko Pops, and watching anime.

As a part of the growing team of Mount Fuji, he wants to see it develop into what it’s envisioned, excited to face the challenges that the future holds. Like what Luffy from One Piece said: “We are all NAKAMA here.” Dattebayo!

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