Workvivo Appoints Industry Veteran Richard Leong to Advisory Board | Business and finance

SAN FRANCISCO – (BUSINESS WIRE) – August 18, 2021–

Today, Workvivo, the rapidly growing employee communications platform, announces the appointment of Richard Leong, VMware vice president of colleague experience and technology, to the board of directors of the company. Leong brings more than two decades of leadership experience in researching and developing the future of the workplace, helping to find new and innovative ways to support choice and flexibility in the workforce. global.

Richard Leong, Vice President, Colleague Experience and Technology, VMware (Photo: Business Wire)

Workvivo is an employee communications app that works with some of the world’s best-known brands – in industries such as tech, retail, hospitality and healthcare – to enhance their workplace experience. helping employees stay informed, engaged and connected, wherever they work. .

“The workplace is undergoing its biggest transformation in modern history. Employers have been “thrown into” a new reality, facing critical post-pandemic challenges without having the time to plan ahead, ”said John Goulding, CEO and co-founder of Workvivo. “Richard is a pioneer in creating a holistic experience for the global workforce and an expert in putting employees first. He has already been a fantastic ally for Workvivo as we evolve our communications platform, and will be a great asset to us as we grow to help more companies address the emerging challenges of the post-workplace. pandemic. We are delighted that he is joining our board of directors.

Richard Leong said, “The office is no longer the central work center, and companies around the world must reinvent how to virtually foster culture and community and deliver a world-class experience for employees. Innovative solutions such as Workvivo are at the heart of the digital workspace, and I am delighted to join as an advisor at this exciting stage for the business.

For most businesses, internal communications and employee experiences have changed more in the past 18 months than in the previous decade. Employee expectations are different and in the midst of the so-called ‘big resignation’, employers will need to take bold action, quickly adapt their approach and modernize their tools to enable a digitally-driven, connected and connected workforce. engaged.

As Vice President of Colleague Experience and Technology, Richard Leong leads the experience-driven culture of the VMware technology team aligned with a single mission: to provide an enjoyable experience for colleagues. Richard and his team deliver seamless technology experiences and enable productivity and collaboration across the globe.

Richard previously served as Director of Employee Technology Engineering at Juniper Networks, a leader in technology services for colleagues. Prior to his role at Juniper Networks, he held several technology leadership roles at BlackRock (formerly Barclays Global Investors) leading Collaboration Services and End User Services for Hong Kong-based APAC. He spent a long period of his career in Asia-Pacific, mainly in China, Hong Kong and Singapore. He is currently an advisor to several technology start-ups.

Since its creation in 2017, Workvivo has grown to more than 500,000 users worldwide. Last year, as the pandemic struck and changed the workplace forever, the business grew by over 200%.

Last year, Workvivo raised a $ 16 million Series A funding round led by Tiger Global – best known for its investments in world-class companies like LinkedIn, Airbnb, Stripe, Uber and Square – and Frontline Ventures. . The Series A round follows a head round from the previous year, led by Zoom founder Eric S. Yuan.

Workvivo is a new generation of employee communication apps designed to create natural and meaningful connections between teams while helping businesses reach and engage their employees in ways traditional tools simply can’t.

Workvivo brings your people together, wherever they are. It’s your intranet, your internal communication tool, your employee app, all merged into a familiar social experience at the very heart of your digital workplace. With annual growth of over 200% year-over-year, more than 500,000 users in more than 50 countries, and customers ranging from Fortune 500 companies to tech start-ups, Workvivo’s mission is to improve the each person’s work experience.

To date, Workvivo has received support from Zoom founder Eric S. Yuan, Frontline Ventures and Tiger Global, best known for market-defining companies such as Facebook, Linkedin, Stripe, and Spotify. Workvivo is headquartered in Cork, Ireland.



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