Meet the Team.
CEO & Founder
Founder, Braden Yuill, has proven to be an exceptional entrepreneur, reinventing the manner in which people view the structure behind businesses. Standing behind the belief that there is no “one size fits all” business model, Braden has applied his personal experiences to assisting others in finding new, productive ways to run their organizations.
With costs of employment continuing to rise, Braden went in search of ascertaining a more cost-effective way of keeping his enterprises successfully running without compromising the quality of work. After outsourcing assistance to the Philippines for his own companies, Braden was compelled to evince his findings with fellow entrepreneurs. Hence, the establishment of Virtual Coworker.
Country Manager - USA
Country Manager for the US and Chief Spiritual Officer, Kara is a former professional dancer, a creative specialist, and business development consultant. A student of neuropsychology, she bridges the gap between HR, psychology, and spirituality, so that attention is paid to the development of individual team members and the organization as a whole, guiding the company vision toward its highest potential. This link is also established between Sales Management and each Client’s business needs, hiring requirements, and expectations+goals which ensures a seamless and exciting hiring experience with the Virtual Coworker Team.
In her spare time, Kara enjoys gardening, painting, graphic design, and all the snacks... please feed her often to win her undying love.
Country Manager - Australia
Our Australian Country Manager, Alex, brings a solid 5 years of recruitment experience to Virtual Coworker and has worked in a myriad of niches in the industry. He continually strives to dismantle the transactional nature of the recruitment industry through creating meaningful and mutually beneficial employment solutions for Clients and Candidates. Alex is passionate about helping disadvantaged jobseekers secure employment and incorporates a pro-active approach to talent acquisition. He has a proven track record of thriving in highly competitive and complex markets including digital technologies.
When he’s not crushing it at the poker table or reading 10 books at once, our Bill Hader look-alike dreams of becoming a professional footballer.
Armed with solid 6 years of managerial experience in training, business development, and human resource, Raine is a welcome addition to the growing Virtual Coworker family. This work-at-home-mom from Cebu is committed to fostering open communication and implement best practices in recruitment to her role.
Raine loves to travel and watch movies. During her spare time, when not flipping through resumes and applications, she can be found in the kitchen, cooking something fancy for her kids.
Assistant Recruitment Manager
Nina is a seasoned HR and Recruitment professional. She has worked for more than 10 years handling end to end recruitment for various companies and industries- consultancy, bank, and BPO. During her spare time, she enjoys calligraphy, watching movies, and spending time with her family. She is looking forward to pursuing teaching and taking baking classes.
Katherine is passionate about recruitment and has been a recruiter for 6 years now. She has worked for various industries such as BPO and Semiconductor business and has extensive experience in end to end recruitment process. Recruitment for her is something she really enjoys and cannot imagine any career aside from being a recruiter.
A certified home buddy, she spends most of her free time at home with her family binge-watching Netflix and browsing YouTube videos and vlogs.
Zarina has been working with Virtual Coworker as a contractor and has waited for an opportunity to join the in-house team since then. Her extensive experience in the field of Customer Service and Recruitment makes her an awesome addition to the team. Zarina has worked for a BPO company for 5 years and has been working home-based since 2017. During her spare time, she likes to spend quality time with her kids and binge watch on Netflix. Zar is a sweet and family-oriented gal and just like her favorite character Mulan, she is independent and fiercely determined.
Regina is already a tenured recruitment specialist, hiring for BPO companies before joining Virtual Coworker. She also worked as a team manager for a local SEO Company, training and managing new hires. Her professional experience in both training and recruitment allowed her to easily fit into our growing family. She is now being pegged as the Wonder woman of the team- strong-willed, persuasive, brave, but still very likable. During her spare time, Reg likes to play musical instruments such as the ukelele and guitar. She also loves fun karaoke sessions, traveling, and watching movies. Reg is not all about laid-back and relaxing hobbies, she once jumped over a 40 ft. cliff just for the experience.
Mereden has worked in the recruitment and customer service industry for 2 years before joining Virtual Coworker. She was a consistent top agent during her CSR days but the allure of Recruitment always draws her back in. When not working, she enjoys watching movies, TV series, plays video games, and listen to good music. Her go-to comfort-binge TV show is F.R.I.E.N.D.S and considers Monica Geller as her alter ego- strong personality, organized, and very competitive.
Irene worked as a Virtual Assistant with Virtual Coworker since 2014 prior to finally taking an inhouse role. She was initially onboarded as a Recruitment Associate and after a few months of stellar performance in that role, she eventually took the challenge to be a recruitment specialist. Focused, determined, and diligent are just some adjectives that describes Irene. If not working, she enjoys doing household chores, reading, and traveling with her family. A pluviophile - she just doesn’t enjoy the rain; she dances in it.
Maricor is a highly experienced professional with a wealth of knowledge in the BPO industry and Executive assistance, HR, and Recruitment. With 18 years of experience under her belt, Maricor has developed a unique skill set that makes her a valuable asset to the team.
Maricor balances her professional expertise with her passion for travel and breeding Pomeranian and Chihuahua dogs. She also prioritizes spending time with her children. With her alter ego as “superwoman,” she brings a dynamic and driven approach to the team.
Meet Jona, our travel enthusiast! Her leadership skills have successfully led teams to reach targets within tight deadlines. When she's not recruiting top talent, she's exploring new places and cultures, gaining a fresh perspective to bring back to her work.
Her hobbies include traveling, watching movies, swimming, and dancing. Our team is ready to soar to new heights with Jona on board!
Meet April, our recruitment associate with years of end-to-end recruitment experience. But don't let her professionalism fool you, she's also an unstoppable risk-taker and incredible party animal! When she's not working, you'll find her nose buried in a fantasy novel or exploring museums.
Her guilty pleasure is hoarding perfumes, which she never uses. And when she was younger, people often mistook her for Miles Ocampo. But the body part she's most proud of? Her fingers, because they look classy!
Fritz brings in more than 7 years of BPO experience to Virtual Coworker. He has worked in telemarketing and various project management roles before eventually joining the team as a recruitment associate. As an introvert, Fritz enjoys playing keyboard and mobile games at the comfort of his home. We are looking forward to seeing his tiktok dance moves in the coming days.
Operations and IT Project Manager
Raffie brings over 19 years of experience in IT Project and MIS Department Management, serving as Virtual Coworker’s trusted Operations and IT Project Manager. He has served companies both locally and overseas successfully rendering his IT expertise.
Raffie approaches every dilemma with an optimistic perspective and a collected demeanor. He is always available to address any technical difficulties and has proven to play a key role at Virtual Coworker.
Raffie is also a *two time* champ of our Annual Virtual Costume Trivia Game. His team, Stuck Knowledge Squad, took home the win this year and proved their vast knowledge of general trivia. Looking forward to next year’s Trivia battle! Will he be able to hold onto the title and gain a 3rd win? Stay tuned...
Client & Staff Relations Manager
Kaye is Virtual Coworker’s Snow White but don’t let her princess-like glow fool you. She joined the team in 2014 and started as a Sales & Marketing Assistant/Recruitment Associate. She focused on assisting our Australia Country Manager with leads and client management while also coordinating job interviews, drafting job postings, and managing job ads for our Recruitment Team.
Kaye was promoted to Client & Staff Relations Manager in mid-2019 due to her excellent communication, experience with clients & staff, and her close attention to detail. She ensures that any and all matters between Clients and Candidates are managed quickly and with ease. It is a vital position within Virtual Coworker and our Snow White handles everything with grace and professionalism.
Client and Staff Relations Officer
Claire holds a Bachelor of Elementary Education degree and is a Licensed Professional Teacher.
Beyond her professional persona, Claire has a warm heart, much like Elsa from Frozen. She's dedicated, caring, kind, and fiercely protective of her family. But don't be fooled by her cold appearance; she's a powerful force to be reckoned with. She enjoys volleyball and creates beautiful Macrame Arts.
Here's a quirky tidbit: Claire has Alliumphobia, an unusual fear of onions. Yet, she takes immense pride in her height, proving that even in a petite frame, she can achieve big things.
Customer Success Specialist
With over 12 years of Sales Management experience, Maria is a powerhouse in helping our clients achieve their goals. Her career highlight is building a sales floor, where she created and designed the Performance Dashboard, Process and Procedures, and Performance Management Guidelines.
Maria’s alter ego is “A Confidant,” When she’s not busy delivering excellent client service, you can find her cooking or pursuing her passion for data analysis. She may forget names but never forgets your business needs. She’s proud of her chin, but let's not mention her double chin!
Meet Deanna, our Marketing Manager extraordinaire! With a rich background working in marketing teams across diverse industries, she's a seasoned pro at strategically targeting audiences for success.
Deanna's alter ego? None other than the legendary Sigmund Freud. She shares a deep love for psychology and diving into the intricacies of human motivation. Beyond her marketing mastery, Deanna has a flair for photography and an insatiable wanderlust.
Here's a fun fact about Deanna: she used to faint at the sight of blood! Even now, she can get a little queasy if she encounters it.
Oh, and have you heard the rumor? Many say she's the spitting image of Mayim Bialik from "The Big Bang Theory." And it's no wonder – Deanna is as bright and talented as they come.
Social Media Manager
Meet Lois, a skilled Social Media Manager with a background in Political Science. She has a proven track record of managing challenging tasks and achieving success in her education and career. She would love to pursue a law career or bring her coffee shop dreams to life.
Her alter ego, Emily Cooper from “Emily in Paris,” – has an optimistic and solution-driven mindset and always dares to try new things. She enjoys listening to music, traveling, and swimming in her free time.
Web Development Manager
Charles's interest in software development roots back when he was still a kid. Their family friend borrowed their desktop computer once and started doing things with it. As a kid, seeing the screen move on its own amazed him and, that started a lifelong interest in Information Technology and Software Development. Charles also enjoys playing basketball, traveling, and playing online games.