Smarter Data.BETTER RESULTS.

For more than 30 years, ADEC Innovations has helped organizations work smarter, more profitability and more efficiently.

Working with ADEC Innovations, you will achieve tangible and measurable results as we seamlessly combine industry and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) expertise with the power of technology and in-depth experience in business process management.


Five key business areas

ADEC Innovations focuses on providing quantifiable benefits in sustainability, healthcare, and knowledge management. With the support of our technology and outsourcing services, we create tailored and fully integrated solutions, ensuring you maximize the value of your investment.

Vision

We are a world leader in Environmental, Social, and Governance solutions.

Mission

To create value by redefining and delivering innovative Environmental, Social, and Governance solutions worldwide.

News and Events

Read the latest news about ADEC Innovations and its brands.

ADEC Innovations CEO Receives United Nations Visionary Award

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Envirosite Wins the Oracle Technology Company of the Year

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ADEC Innovations Attends First UN Environment Assembly of UNEP

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FirstCarbon Solutions Attends 5th IGEM Conference in Malaysia

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Broome County officials will provide details at a news conference today about ADEC Solutions' planned expansion in Conklin

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FirstCarbon Solutions Opens Kenya Office to Support Sustainability Efforts across Africa

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FirstCarbon Solutions and CDP Announce Expanded Global Partnership to Include S&P 500 and FTSE 350

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Milestones

ADEC Innovations' heritage is unique in that we started out in the boardroom helping companies uncover opportunities to improve business processes and operational efficiencies, optimize resource use, and increase profits.

1996

James "Jim" Donovan and Carol Esguerra found JICA. The company is established to cater to the real estate industry, later becoming a leading provider of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) solutions.

1998

ADEC Solutions is established, focusing on providing solutions for back office processes such as data processing, document management, and accounting and legal tasks to global corporations in a number of different industries.


ADEC Solutions becomes an asset and infrastructure partner with the World Bank, an international organization that provides financial and technical assistance to developing countries, and USAID, one of the leading US government agencies working to end extreme global poverty and enabling resilient democratic societies to realize their potential.

2001

American Data Exchange Corporation is established as a data and document management company that specializes in back office processes.

2005

American Data Exchange receives ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) certification for Global BPO Services. The certification recognizes American Data Exchange's commitment and adherence to recognized best practices in providing our customers with the highest level of quality service and ensuring the attainment of set quality targets.

2006

American Data Exchange enters a joint venture with First American, a financial services company that is a leading provider of title insurance and settlement services to the real estate and mortgage industries.


A-Plus International School is first established as a preparatory school and evolves into a premier language learning institution that specializes in Mandarin and English language programs.

2007

American Data Exchange receives ISO 27001:2005 Information Security Management System (ISMS) certification for the provision of Global BPO Services. The certification recognizes American Data Exchange's commitment and adherence to recognized best practices, particularly in ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information as well as the protection of information assets from all identified threats.


ADEC Group acquires DCSI (Deposit Computer Services, Inc.), a New York-based company that provides business-to-business services in information and document management.


ADEC Group acquires Preview Services Australia, later renaming it ADEC Preview. ADEC Preview has the widest range of outsourcing services in Australia designed to improve efficiency and reduce costs.

2008

FirstCarbon Solutions is established as a stand-alone management firm to address the need for carbon emissions measurement and sustainability management strategies.

2009

American Data Exchange receives ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System (EMS) certification, which acknowledges the firm's commitment and adherence to best recognized practices in the identification and analysis of environmental aspects.


Previously known as ADEC-DCSI, ADEC Solutions receives ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System (QMS) certification, four years after American Data Exchange was awarded the same recognition.

2010

A-Plus English Online is established to provide online learning solutions to the growing number of people who desire to learn English as a second language.


American Data Exchange is assessed to be Level 1 Compliant to Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS), created to increase information security controls in organizations that handle cardholder information for VISA and MasterCard transactions.


FirstCarbon Solutions wins "Best Eco-Industrial Service" at the 1st Philippine International Eco-Show Awards.


FirstCarbon Solutions acquires Enverity Corporation, a company which provides web-enabled business-management software.

2011

PharmaKPO is established as a joint venture with Zuellig Pharma in order to address the growing need for knowledge process outsourcing services among pharmaceutical and healthcare companies.


FirstCarbon Solutions wins "Most Innovative Company of the Year" at the 5th ICT International Awards Philippines.


CDP, an organization which works with investors and businesses to disclose greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of major corporations, selects FirstCarbon Solutions as a supply chain scoring partner.


ADEC Group opens an office in Xiamen Software Park, China.

2012

ADEC Solutions receives ISO 27001:2005 Information Security Management System (ISMS) certification, five years after American Data Exchange was awarded the same recognition.


FirstCarbon Solutions acquires Michael Brandman Associates of California, combining the two organizations' extensive knowledge in environmental consulting solutions with energy, carbon, and sustainability management expertise.


BPO Asia Institute (BAI) is established as a global learning service company that provides solutions for businesses and organizations that seek to improve their performance through learning and development coupled with technology.


A-Plus Languages, formerly known as A-Plus English Online, offers Mandarin for its virtual classroom services.


The Global Online Association for Learning (GOAL), a non-profit association, is created to promote the enhancement of online education and to develop its standards and policies.

2013

In partnership with The Reassurance Network, ADEC Group introduces "Supply-LINK."


ADEC Group wins the "Executive Leadership Team of the Year" award at the Asia CEO Awards.

2014

FirstCarbon Solutions launches East Coast offices in the United States.


ADEC, through FirstCarbon Solutions, partners with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). FirstCarbon Solutions attends the 1st UN Environment Assembly in Kenya and is set to participate in UNEP's Global South-South Development (GSSD) Expo in the same year.


The ADEC Kenya office is officially launched.


Envirosite Corporation, a data management firm that provides environmental solutions for the environmental site assessment marketplace through data analysis and interpretations, is officially launched.


ADEC Group wins the "Business Responsibility and Ethics" category and receives special recognition in the Energy Management category during the first Sustainable Business Awards Philippines.


Envirosite Corporation wins the Oracle Technology of the Year Award at the Asia CEO Awards.


ADEC Innovations CEO James Donovan is awarded the South-South and Triangular Cooperation Visionary Award by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation at the Global South-South Development Expo held in Washington DC.

Management Team

JAMES DONOVANChief Executive Officer

As co-founder, president, and chief executive officer, Jim brings 25 years of investment banking expertise and entrepreneurial vision into the company.

CAROL ESGUERRAChief Financial Officer

As co-founder and chief financial officer, Carol negotiates high-level partnerships and acquisitions using her investment banking expertise.

MICHELE CARCHMANChief Marketing Officer

With nearly 25 years of experience in key marketing roles across multiple industries, Michele oversees the collective brand and marketing efforts for the company.

MARK CERINOPresident, Envirosite Corporation

A senior executive for 25 years, Mark leads the day-to-day operations of Envirosite Corporation.

SCOTT DARROW Chief Information and Technology Officer

Bringing 27 years of international experience in ITO Software Development in Asia, Scott takes the lead in developing innovative technology-based solutions.

ROBERT FRANCISCO President, North America and Europe

Robert brings over 25 years of experience in environmental management as he leads the overall operations in North America and Europe.

JUSTIN HOLTRegional Director, Australia

With nearly two decades of experience in data imaging and outsourcing, Justin manages all business areas in Australia.

JURGEN TANPHOGeneral Manager, Asia

With 28 years of experience in management roles within the BPO industry, Jurgen is responsible for the overall management of our Asian operations.

BEN WILDEDirector, UK

A business and economics graduate with close to a decade's worth of experience in the data and document management industry, Ben leads the design and delivery of technology solutions aimed towards managing large volumes of corporate responsibility and operations data.

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