AWeber Welcomes 25-Year Technology Leader Young Hong as Chief Technology Officer
Chief technologist to build upon customer-first approach to further accelerate growth in email marketing and automation industry
Chalfont, Pa. AWeber, a global provider of email marketing and automation software, announced today the hiring of innovative technology leader Young Hong as its Chief Technology Officer.
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 continue 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.”
“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 about how excited they are with 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 omni-channel 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.
AWeber, headquartered in Chalfont, PA., helps 100,000 businesses, entrepreneurs and bloggers increase sales and profits through its software suite of web-based email marketing and automation tools and educational online courses. AWeber works with more than 250 partner software solutions, allowing AWeber to seamlessly integrate with the apps and services customers already leverage. AWeber’s signature customer service team has garnered multiple awards, including Stevie® Awards for Sales and Customer Service in 2018, 2017 and 2016.