In our Employee Highlight series, we will introduce you to various ObjectRocket Team Members. This week we have Chris Lalonde, ObjectRocket co-founder & General Manager. Chris has 16+ years of experience building online platforms and an award-winning background, comprised of serial successes driving technology development and operations for a variety of startups, government agencies and Fortune 500 corporations. He has held senior executive positions with companies including Bullhorn, Quigo and online auction powerhouse, eBay. Chris has been awarded 5 patents.
A: Canada (honestly you won't know it)
Q: What do you do at ObjectRocket?
A: General Manager
Q: What I love about my job is..
A: I love the team of folks I get to work with every day
Q: The best thing I've ever been given is?
A: A love for reading
Q: Do you have a favorite quote?
A: Lots but this one from Teddy Roosevelt always comes to mind
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
– Teddy Roosevelt
Q: Least favorite Food?
A: Durian – it smells like a gas leak and a sewer leak combined
Q: Motto or personal mantra?
A: Work harder!
Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?
A: Hiking and reading
Q: What's the one thing, you can't live without?
A: The Internet and air… and water… and obviously food is up there as well
Q: What's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten?
A: Silk Worms