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Vell Recruits Technology Leader Young Hong as Chief Technology Officer

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Young Hong

> Location: Greater Philadelphia Area
> Industry: Martech/SaaS
> Other experience: Head, Webstore & Omni-Channel Platforms | Head, Commerce Exchange
> Ownership: Private founder-led
> Diversity

CHALFONT, PA. May 15, 2018 – 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.

Hong will play a pivotal role in helping AWeber expand upon recent product advancements, including behavior-based tagging, automations and segmentation.
“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.

” 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.

About AWeber

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. The privately held company was founded in 1998.


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Dora Vell

Dora Vell is the Managing Partner of Vell Executive Search, a boutique executive search firm in Boston focused on recruiting technology executives and board members. Vell has successfully completed numerous board member and C-level executive searches, including CEOs, COOs, CIOs, and Vice Presidents - at both public and private companies.

Prior to founding the firm in 2005, Vell was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles' Technology practice for seven years.  Before her career in executive search, she worked at IBM for 11 years, managing software engineering organizations of 100 people and software sales organizations with revenues of $150 million. She has also served as an executive assistant to the CEO of IBM Canada for one year.

Vell holds seven worldwide software patents. She has published several Business of Leadership reports on governance and leadership and has been quoted in numerous articles including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Fortune, Agenda Week, MSNBC, Mass High Tech, the OPUS for the World Economic Forum, Boston Business Journal, The Globe & Mail, CIO Magazine, and IEEE. She also has been a featured speaker on leadership at numerous conferences and at Columbia University's MBA program.

Vell is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Boston CEO Roundtable. She has served on the boards of Framingham State, Entrepreneur's Organization, Goodwill, Mary Centre for developmentally handicapped adults,, and RBC Capital Partners.

She has received an MBA from the University of Toronto, a Master in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor in Computer Science from Carleton. She has also completed the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program.

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