Appnovation Establishes Executive Leadership Team

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Two internal promotions and one new hire fill the Vice President roles for Operations, Sales and Talent & Culture.

Appnovation Technologies is proud to announce the recent promotions of Sherborne Pao to Vice President of Operations and Iain MacNeil to Vice President of Sales. Additionally, Appnovation would like to announce the hiring of Warren Wong as Vice President of Talent & Culture. These recent promotions and hiring are meant to establish Appnovation’s executive leadership team, consolidate management decisions and provide strategic direction for future growth and expansion.

Sherborne Pao brings over ten years of relevant management and operations experience having led multiple cross-functional teams and delivered successful results. He started with Appnovation as a project manager in 2008, just a year after its inception. Coming on board with a background in quality assurance and project management from working at companies such as Blast Radius, Nokia and Electronic Arts, Mr. Pao worked his way up through the ranks moving onto Sr. Project Manager and then Director of Projects & Operations before being named Appnovation’s VP of Operations.

Iain MacNeil is a proven sales executive having over fifteen years of sales, business development, practice management and professional services experience working for companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Extreme Logic and MediaServ Consulting. Mr. MacNeil joined Appnovation in January 2011 as the Director of Sales and quickly helped the company achieve a record year in sales and close its largest single deal, to date, in the company’s history. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, with honors, from The University of Waterloo.    

Warren Wong has more than twenty years of experience of successfully influencing hyper growth and emerging organizations, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, with operations in North America, Europe and Asia. He has led high performing teams at companies like eBay, Elastic Path Software, DDS Wireless and Burntsand Inc., that acquired, organized, rewarded and retained top talent which helped to increase the value of human capital and improved bottom line business performance. Furthermore, Mr. Wong has also worked in government, academia and has the unique experience of being a recruitment leader in the hiring of 15,000 team members for the 1986 World Exposition. He is a graduate of Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and is also very active in local Vancouver community organizations.

“Operations, sales and human resources are the three key areas that I felt needed to be consolidated under an executive leadership role to not only help with each business unit’s management, but also shape Appnovation’s strategic position in the marketplace,” said Arnold Leung, CEO of Appnovation Technologies. He went on to say, “Sherb and Iain have already proven themselves to be successful leaders and results driven professionals at Appnovation and Warren’s reputation for delivering success when it comes to professional talent and company culture far precedes him.”

Appnovation is finishing up a record fiscal year in terms of revenue, resource growth and client acquisition. This year the firm also started its international expansion by establishing offices in Atlanta, GA and London, UK which were done to create an east coast presence in North America as well as open up access to the European marketplace. Finally, Appnovation achieved several recent company successes such as winning Alfresco’s “Partner Solution of the Year” for Canopy, its Drupal/Alfresco integration solution and having its HTML5-based cross-platform app created for the Kobo eReader featured in the Google Chrome Store.    

About Appnovation Technologies Inc.
Appnovation is a Vancouver based IT Services Company specializing in developing web sites and mobile applications using the Drupal, Alfresco, SproutCore and Sencha technologies. Our Drupal development experience focuses on the development of corporate, community and E-Commerce web sites. Our Alfresco expertise focuses on the creation of content rich web sites with complex publishing controls. Our mobile development experience focuses on using SproutCore and Sencha technologies to deliver both native and HTML5 web applications to any mobile platform including iOS, Blackberry, Android and Windows Mobile devices. (


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