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AppZen Welcomes Vice President of People/Culture to its Leadership Team

Industry veteran Yoona Wong joins to support shifting work paradigm

SAN JOSE, Calif., (June 28, 2021) — AppZen, the leader in modern Finance AI software,  today announced the addition of Yoona Wong, Vice President of People/Culture, to the AppZen executive team. At AppZen, Yoona focuses on developing and executing a people strategy that enables the company to grow and scale.

“At AppZen, we strive to provide the right leadership and environment to enable Zennians to do their best work, and Yoona will play an integral role in supporting development,” said Anant Kale, CEO and co-founder of AppZen. “With the rate at which the global workplace is changing, we are delighted to have a leader with Yoona’s background and expertise to help AppZen maintain a culture of transparency and collaboration that allows our employees to thrive.”  

An HR executive with more than 20 years of experience, Yoona comes to AppZen after previously leading the HR function for Rakuten Rewards, the largest business unit within Rakuten Americas. Prior, Yoona built up the HR function at Ebates and helped double the company's headcount to 300 employees in less than 2 years, prior to its acquisition by Rakuten for $1B.

“What attracted me to AppZen was the opportunity to build and grow a successful company that is providing innovative solutions for finance teams. I’m excited to be playing a key role in developing an inclusive company culture, especially at a time when workplace culture is generally being redefined,” added Yoona. 

As businesses continue adapting to remote and hybrid-remote work models, bolstering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture is more important than ever. AppZen is committed to ensuring its employees have access to the tools, resources, and support they need to be successful, both personally and professionally, within this ever-evolving organizational reality.

About AppZen

AppZen is the leader in Finance AI software designed to deliver the only autonomous Expense and AP processing software AI for modern finance teams. Our patented Mastermind AI accurately and efficiently processes intelligence from thousands of data sources so that organizations can better understand internal spend and make smarter business decisions. It seamlessly integrates with existing Expense and AP workflows to read, understand, and make real-time decisions based on your unique spend policies, leading to faster processing times and fewer instances of fraud or duplicate spend. Over 1,800 global enterprises, including one-third of the Fortune 500, use AppZen’s Expense Audit and Autonomous AP products to replace manual finance processes and accelerate the speed and agility of their business. To learn more, visit us at

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