Warren Wong is presently, the Executive Vice President of Talent & Culture at Appnovation Technologies, where he is responsible for talent organization, acquisition, engagement, and development strategies in support of the company’s global expansion as a world leader in open technologies and services. His mandate also includes corporate citizenship and community engagement.
Warren is a strategic human capital and business leader whose passion is to transform, enable and inspire organizations. Warren has more than thirty years of experience and success in influencing hyper growth and emerging organizations ranging from local start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, with operations in North America, Europe and Asia. Local companies that have benefited from Warren’s passion and innovative leadership include Intrawest, Burntsand Solutions and Elastic Path Software; international organizations include eBay and Microsoft.
Warren is a 1984 Simon Fraser University Bachelor of Arts, Communications graduate. During his time at SFU, he was the co-founder and President of the SFU Autosport Club. After graduating, Warren was one of the first recipients of the province’s Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation, for which he helped develop the program requirements as a member of the Professional Development Committee with the British Columbia Human Resources Management Association.
A lifelong Vancouverite, Warren has generously given his time to a variety of community and civic events, including the 1986 World Exposition, the 2010 Winter Olympics, the 2011 Grey Cup Festival, and the 2011 City of Vancouver civic election. Earlier in Warren’s career, he was a board member for the Psoriasis Foundation of Canada and the Canadian Information Processing Society, and sat on many advisory committees including the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Human Resources Management program.
Besides his role as Secretary on the Garden’s board, Warren is presently a board director with the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society, sitting on both the governance and nominations committees, and is an advisory committee member at Vertical Bridge Corporate Consulting. Additionally, Warren is a member of the British Columbia Technology Industry Association’s Talent Advisory Council and a volunteer at the Union Gospel Mission.
Married for thirty-one years with two adult children, Warren is an avid cyclist, having cycled on two Ride to Conquer Cancer rides and three GranFondo Whistler rides, and is a member of the Glotman*Simpson Cycling Club, riding to raise awareness and funds for pancreatic cancer research.