Yong Kim and AJ Brustein are the Coca-Cola Founders team located in San Francisco. They joined the platform in 2013, and since then they have been building Wonolo – an on-demand staffing app that connects businesses with temporary workers.

We caught up with them recently for a quick chat:

Who is your hero?

Yong: I see heroes everywhere, every day. 

AJ: Dan Marino 

What is your favorite food?

Yong: Once you go Korean, you never go back.

AJ: Strawberries 

What is your favorite quote?

Yong: “Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration."

AJ: “Give me liberty, or give me death.”

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Yong: A CFO of a public software company once encouraged me to take an acting class. I was hesitant (and frankly, scared) at first, but took his advice. It was a transformational experience.  

AJ: Just do it.  

What is your passion or hobby outside of work?

Yong: Cars and driving. Unfortunately, gone are the days of racing fast cars on the track. Now, I'm styling in my minivan with my wife by my side and three daughters screaming in the back.    

AJ: Photography 

What is your favorite city you’ve ever visited?

Yong: Chicago, because that's where I met my wife. 

AJ: Tokyo 

What is a little known fact about you?

Yong: I was (okay, still am!) a huge fan of New Kids on the Block.

AJ: I've never missed a penalty kick.