Lola.com's VP of Sales Invited Panelist at Workbar — Back Bay
Ryan Ball to discuss Lola.com's growth strategy experience at "How to Scale Your Startup to Achieve Unicorn Status," on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in Boston
BOSTON – May 20, 2019 – Ryan L. Ball, VP Sales at Lola.com, the Agile Travel Management™ company that provides a super simple way to manage, book, and report on business travel, is an invited panelist at the event, “How to Scale Your Startup to Achieve Unicorn Status,” on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Workbar – Back Bay, Boston. Ball is joined by panelists Larissa Rocha, employee No. 1 at Brex and Andrew Wang, VP of Operations at Airfox. The panel is moderated by Lucia Maffei, Technology Reporter at Boston Business Journal.
WHAT: Lola.com’s Ryan Ball Invited Panelist at Event, “How to Scale Your Startup to Achieve Unicorn Status”
WHEN: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT
WHERE: Workbar – Back Bay, 399 Boylston Street, 6th Floor, Boston
Scaling a startup is hard. Learn from these leaders who have gone full unicorn, sharing the insights they’ve gained from scaling companies from startup to $1B. After the panel discussion, attendees are able to network with fellow founders, startups, and mentors over refreshments and light bites.
Lola.com experienced a record-setting 423 percent increase in annual travel bookings and 786 percent in revenue at the end of 2018. The company quadrupled its customer base, grew revenue by eight times, landed three top executives and forged key commercial partnership in 2018, creating a strong foundation for momentum through 2019.
As Lola.com’s Vice President of Sales, Ball drives the organization toward its broader revenue goals by establishing the strategy, targets, onboarding, training, and career growth of the sales team. He is responsible for direct sales at Lola.com. He hosts a weekly podcast series, “Road Warrior Radio,” on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. ET for sales execs, entrepreneurs, and project managers who spend a good chunk of time hustling on the road.
Prior to Lola.com, Ball was the Sr. Director of Sales at CarGurus, overseeing a large team of managers and inside sales reps as the organization prepared for the public markets. Before that, he spent seven years at HubSpot in a variety of roles and helped establish their European operations by building the direct sales team in Dublin, Ireland from a team of four to over 80 quota carriers.
Brex, one of the fastest growing companies in the history of Silicon Valley and valued at more than $1B, is sponsoring the event.
The event is hosted at Workbar – Back Bay, merging luxury with convenience for a truly unique working environment. With large windows and natural sunlight, Workbar – Back Bay is the only co-working space in the world to have achieved WELL Certification, with every aspect meticulously designed to enhance health and well-being.
RSVP for an evening of networking with the Boston startup community and insights into how Brex, Lola.com, and other leading startups reached their present heights. Visit:
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.