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SpotHero Recruits Ellen Shapiro to Lead Growing Mobile Development Team

April 21, 2016


SpotHero Recruits Ellen Shapiro to Lead Growing Mobile Development Team

Shapiro to Focus on Making Mobile Parking Reservations Even Easier For Drivers


Chicago (April 21, 2016)– Today on-demand parking marketplace SpotHero announced that Ellen Shapiro has joined the company to lead mobile development. In this role, she will focus on building out a dedicated mobile team, including hiring iOS and Android developers, to create the next evolution of SpotHero’s mobile app. This move is part of SpotHero’s efforts to expand its industry-leading parking reservation service.


“In 2016, mobile has grown to almost 80 percent of our total parking reservations and we’re regularly ranking among the top 10 iTunes navigation apps,” said Mark Lawrence, co-founder and CEO, SpotHero. “For this reason, we’re excited to have recruited one of Chicago’s most talented mobile developers, Ellen Shapiro, to lead our mobile team.”

Shapiro joins SpotHero from Vokal, where she most recently served as Director of iOS Engineering. Prior to her role at Vokal, she developed iOS and Android apps at The Nerdery. Shapiro is also a leading public speaker in the mobile development space. She is presenting a keynote at the Mobile Dev + Test and IoT Dev + Test collocated events in San Diego today with a presentation focused on new software development tools and technologies. Shapiro is also speaking at iOS Con in London, UIKonf in Berlin, try! Swift NYC, and iOS Dev UK.

“SpotHero is dedicated to delivering an easy experience for drivers,” said Ellen Shapiro, lead mobile developer, SpotHero. “I am looking forward to growing and leading our team to leverage cutting-edge mobile technology to make parking even easier.”

In addition to recruiting mobile developers for iOS and Android to join Ellen’s team, SpotHero is hiring for more than 21 positions in its Chicago headquarters and satellite offices in New York, Boston and San Francisco. The company currently has more than 100 employees and was recently named one of the best places to work for women under 35 in Chicago.

About SpotHero
SpotHero is an on-demand parking marketplace that enables drivers to reserve parking spots with convenient garages, lots and valets. It currently offers easy and affordable parking at more than 2,500 locations in cities across the country, including New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Boston. Launched in 2011, SpotHero is led by founders Mark Lawrence and Larry Kiss, and has raised $27 million in VC funding. Learn more at SpotHero.com and find us in the Apple iTunes Store or Google Play.

Andrea de Vos, Elisco Communications
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