Frederic Lalonde is the CEO and Co-Founder of Hopper, the smart way to book travel on your phone. By leveraging massive amounts of data and machine learning, the company has developed several unique fintech solutions that address everything from pricing volatility to trip disruptions. Hopper has ranked as the #1 travel app in over 55 countries and has ranked as one of the top 10 travel apps in over 120 countries. It has been downloaded over 100 million times and has received accolades such as Fast Company’s Most Innovative Company in Travel 2022. With its new Hopper Cloud B2B offering, Hopper is providing all companies that sell travel a new way to give customers flexibility.
Fred previously co-founded Newtrade Technologies, which was acquired by Expedia in 2002. As a VP at Expedia, Frederic was responsible for developing the Direct Connect product strategy and signing up over 10,000 hotels to the Expedia platform, including major brands such as Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Carlson, Cendant and Choice Hotels. He later moved on to participate in various Expedia M&A activities, including the acquisition of Hotels.com, TripAdvisor and eLong.