PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home remodeling and design, today announced that Richard Wong has joined the company as its first Chief Financial Officer. Wong will oversee all financial activities for Houzz and will help the company scale for its next phase of growth. Wong joins Houzz after nearly eight years at LinkedIn, where he served as the company’s Vice President of Finance and played an instrumental part in building out and running the FP&A, treasury, investor relations, procurement and sales compensations teams. He was also deeply involved in the company’s IPO, earnings announcements, and M&A activities.
“Rich’s experience scaling a substantial business with multiple revenue channels is particularly relevant to Houzz at our stage of growth,” said Adi Tatarko, Houzz CEO and co-founder. “We are excited to welcome Rich as we continue to grow as a company and strengthen our team and capabilities for the opportunities that lie ahead.”
“I experienced the value of Houzz first-hand while building my home and fell in love with the platform and product,” said Wong. “I'm truly excited to partner with the Houzz team to help take the company to the next level as it continues its mission of providing the best experience for home renovation and design.”
Previously, Wong worked at Yahoo! Inc., Banc of America Securities, Lucent Technologies and JP Morgan. Wong holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.
Houzz is the leading platform for home renovation and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, find products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow, Tel Aviv and Tokyo. Houzz is a registered trademark of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit www.houzz.com