Fred Lalonde is the founder and chief executive of Hopper and also chairman of Tnooz.
Previously, Fred was a vice president at Expedia, running product planning for Hotels and Packages for Expedia.com.At Expedia he also participated in various M&A activities, including the acquisitions of Hotels.com, TripAdvisor, and eLong.
Prior to Expedia, Fred co-founded Newtrade Technologies, which grew to become one of the world’s largest connectivity platforms for the hospitality market after it was acquired by Expedia in 2002.
Last week I was invited to speak on a panel at the Boston THack, Tnooz’s event for developers and engineers. The topic was innovation in travel technology.