Mentor

Lori Knowlton

Senior Vice President of Human Resources, HomeAway

Lori Knowlton is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at HomeAway, the worldwide leader in online vacation rentals.   At HomeAway, Lori enjoys the unique people challenges that naturally accompany the complex, fast-growing international environment.    Since joining in 2007, Lori has focused her time on HomeAway’s results driven culture, recruiting top talent in a global market, post-acquisition employee engagement and global rewards.

Prior to HomeAway, Lori held HR leadership roles in Boston, New York and Atlanta for publicly traded, multi-national technology companies including Progress Software and Interliant, Inc. and also has a rich background in software start-ups.   Lori has led HR activities ranging from high volume, high quality recruiting and has led the people processes in over 30 acquisitions at various companies.

Lori’s passion for travel and people come together perfectly at HomeAway.  She has mastered the art of using vacation rentals for extended business trips and, sometimes takes her family along to remind her to stop to smell the roses.

Lori holds a Bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.