Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.

– Gloria Steinem

Zeus Mula Cruz


Zeus Mula Cruz is the President of the Young Tycoons Academy and is also the company’s financial advisor. His strong beliefs on the power of financial literacy are rooted from his solid background in the financial world. His financial background led him to conceptualize the core beliefs of YTA on financial literacy, as the curriculum foundation for the school.

Zeus is one of the leading financial advisors in Canada and in the Philippines. He works with families in ensuring their financial security and addresses their long-term financial strategies and goals. He is one of the Senior Marketing Directors of the World Financial Group Canada and also the Senior Marketing Director of the International Marketing Group of the Philippines.

Zeus graduated in Marine Transportation from the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy. He has earned Master’s Degree units in Ship Business and Management.

Zeus Mula Cruz is currently one of the Master Mariners of Mc Asphalt Marine Transportation Ltd. He is the youngest and the first Filipino who has ever earned this position at this Canadian company. He also serves as a Master Mariner for the Navios Shipping Inc/Bright Maritime Corp, since 2012. His leadership style and management skills have inspired and helped many seafarers in the safety operations and management of international cargo vessels.

Jenny Alipio


Jenny Alipio is the Headmaster of the Young Tycoons Academy and is behind the overall administrative leadership, operations and management of the entire organization. She leads the school’s staff, families and children in executing the promise of the Young Tycoons Academy’s excellence in teaching and learning. She has more than ten years of working in the education field and has expertise in school leadership, educational laws and child development. Being the school’s headmaster and co-founder of the Young Tycoons Academy is her dream-come-true. She has envisioned creating a school where children can achieve their fullest potential.

Jenny graduated in Secondary Education major in English from the Saint Louis University, Baguio City. She holds a Master’s degree in Education major in Communication Arts (English). She has earned units in Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Cordilleras, Master’s of Language and Literature from the University of the Philippines, Baguio.

Prior to leading Young Tycoons Academy, she was an English Instructor for fifteen years at the College of Arts and Science of the University of the Cordilleras, Tarlac Agricultural University and Collegio de Dagupan. She has served as an educational researcher and as resource/keynote speaker to several organizations on communication skills and other soft skills.

Alpha Sanford


Alpha Sanford is the co-founder of the Young Tycoons Academy and is behind the creation of the curriculum and overall educational aspects of developing the school’s principles, global curriculum, instruction, learning and the organization’s culture. She envisions YTA as the school model for the new generation and believes in the power of financial literacy. She enjoys thinking and creating educational models that are current to the needs of the children in front of us.

Alpha graduated magna cum laude in Secondary Education from the University of the Philippines-Diliman. She holds a Master’s degree in Special Needs and a CAGS in Educational Leadership and Administration. She has completed post-graduate courses and educational leadership certificates from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Alpha Sanford is currently a District School Leader in a Massachusetts public school system and has served as a consultant to start-up companies in education, fin-tech and also as a leadership coach/business mentor.