Cocoy was a partner at SGV for 20 years, 16 of those as partner in charge of the Visayas and Mindanao branches of the firm and 10 years, concurrently, as chief finance and administration officer. He was a member of the Management Committee and the Operations Committee of the firm.
Cocoy actively participates in the business development of Mindanao by serving key positions in various trade and business associations such as being president of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Rotary Club of Davao, Mindanao Business Council and Philippine Business for Social Progress. He was also the national president of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) from 2008 to 2009.
Cocoy is a graduate of the University of San Carlos, Cebu City where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in commerce, major in accounting. He earned his masters in management degree from the Asian Institute of Management. He was a recipient of Most Outstanding CPA in Public Practice and Most Outstanding Alumnus of University of San Carlos.