Young Hong, Chief Technologist, to Build upon Customer-First Approach to Further Accelerate Growth in Email Marketing and Automation Industry
With more than 25 years of product development and service delivery experience in the technology industry, Hong has scaled and led large technology teams at global technology companies with more than 1 billion dollars in revenue.
In his new role, Hong will be responsible for leading AWeber’s growing team of engineers to deliver the next generation of email marketing and automation solutions to businesses, entrepreneurs and creators worldwide. He will play a key role in advocating for and challenging the AWeber team to focus on what matters most to the company’s 100,000 customers.
“There’s never been a better time to be an AWeber customer,” said Tom Kulzer, founder and CEO of AWeber. “A lot of really incredible things lie ahead for our customers and our team, and I am thrilled to have Young to join our team to play a key role in helping us successfully navigate the many opportunities now and in the coming years.”
Hong will play a pivotal role in helping AWeber expand upon recent product advancements, including behaviour-based tagging, automation and segmentation. Talking about customer focus, Hong said, “When you put yourself in the mindset of the customer, that’s where you find focus. That’s where you do things that truly matter.”
“What’s really cool about this time in our company’s 20-year history is that we are moving faster than ever before,” said Chris Vasquez, Director of Product at AWeber. “I’m really looking forward to what Young will enable us to achieve as we position ourselves for the next phase of growth. His knowledge, experience and constant focus on the needs of our customers will help us work as effectively together as possible and deliver solutions to our customers that change their lives in incredible ways.”
“Everyday we hear from our customers how excited they are about the huge strides we’re making with our products and solutions,” Vasquez added. “I’m excited for Young to build upon this momentum to move us into our next chapter.”
Prior to joining AWeber, Hong built and led high-performing, global teams that delivered, scaled and operated complex webstore, mobile and omnichannel SaaS platforms for Radial, eBay Enterprise and GSI Commerce. At Deloitte Consulting and PricewaterhouseCoopers, he advised senior executives from Fortune 500 companies, implemented large business intelligence and data warehousing solutions, and led complex M&A integration efforts.
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