Lola.com Flying High with New VP of Engineering
Chris Stasonis Brings 15 Years of Deep Engineering Talent to Assemble Team, Continue Building Out Super Simple Business Management Travel App
BOSTON – Mar. 21, 2019 – Lola.com, the Agile Travel Management™ company that provides a super simple way to manage, book and report on business travel, is ecstatic to have landed Chris Stasonis as VP of Engineering from Yaymaker, the creators of Paint Nite. Stasonis is a mega fit for Lola.com having managed large engineering teams at previous companies, and his experience is spot on. Stasonis brings 15 years of engineering and management experience, including more than 10 years in the travel industry from his time at TripAdvisor.
“Lola.com is expanding company-wide, but our investment in engineering is particularly important as we continue to build a team that will advance the development of the simplest, easiest to use corporate travel management app in the industry,” said Paul English, founder and CTO at Lola.com. “Chris has extensive experience in managing large engineering teams with aggressive goals for various companies, so I expect he will be successful in taking Lola.com’s engineering team to the next level.”
Stasonis spent three years at Fitbit, managing the rapid growth of the software team in Boston as well as spinning up teams in its Eastern European offices focusing on e-commerce and digital marketing. He has a bachelor’s degree from Suffolk University in computer science and mathematics.
“Lola.com is coming off tremendous growth in 2018, so I am thrilled for the opportunity to lead the engineering behind a product with incredible market potential,” said Stasonis. “My experience managing rapidly growing engineering teams is a perfect match for moving the Lola.com app forward, delivering the evolving product features and benefits required by mobile business travelers worldwide.”
Lola.com recently announced tremendous growth in 2018 with plans to double headcount this year. The company is hiring across engineering, product management, sales and marketing. For open positions, visit: https://www.lola.com/careers
Lola.com makes Agile Travel Management real by providing a super simple way to manage, book and report on business travel, saving employers and travelers time and money. Happy employee travel experiences within a policy can be set up in five minutes. Lola.com uses machine learning and 24/7 support to help travelers easily book trips, while empowering managers to create policies, view budgets and expenditures, and monitor their globetrotting team efficiently. Based in Boston, the company was founded in 2015 by Paul English, co-founder of the travel booking site KAYAK, and is led by CEO Mike Volpe, previously CMO at HubSpot. For more information, visit https://www.lola.com/ and connect on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
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