Joey Gurango has a solid track record in forming and running successful software companies. Prior to establishing Gurango Software Corporation (GSC) in 2003, he founded Match Data Systems (MDS) in Seattle WA USA in 1987, established MDS Philippines in 1991, and MDS Australia in 1996. In 1999, he sold MDS to Great Plains Software, which was eventually acquired by Microsoft in 2001. Mr. Gurango served as the Asia Pacific Regional Director for Products and Services of Microsoft Business Solutions, before he left to form GSC. In January 2007, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Microsoft's Most Valuable Professionals, in recognition of his mastery of, and contributions to software technologies and businesses. In November 2006, the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship acknowledged him as one of the country's Ten Most Inspiring Technopreneurs.