The first of it's kind, OCTHH Speaker Series kicks off in July!
Join them Tuesday, July 23 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM at BLANKSPACES | IBASE - Coworking Office Space, 2400 Barranca Parkway, Irvine.
Listen to the story of a truly inspiring entrepreneur, Lori Torres, CEO and Found of Parcel Pending. Lori's concept to put self serve package delivery lockers in apartment complexes started in Irvine, CA but within 5 years sold for over $100 million.
Join them to learn about her journey and get insights into the struggles, challenges, processes, and ultimately successes she faced along the way.
Lori A. Torres is the founder and CEO of Parcel Pending, the nation’s leading provider of innovative package management solutions with 100% Always-On Customer Service®. She is a dynamic and successful entrepreneur with more than 25 years of real estate experience. Additionally, she has been recognized on multiple occasions for her leadership, including being named 2017 “Innovator of the Year” by the Orange County Business Journal and chosen as one of 13 entrepreneurs admitted into the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ 2017 North America class.
During a 13-year tenure at The Irvine Company, a leading real-estate investment company and master planner that is highly respected for its stewardship and master planning of The Irvine Ranch in Orange County, Calif., Lori held various senior positions, including SVP of property operations. At The Irvine Company, Lori was responsible for the operational oversight of the company’s entire multifamily portfolio, consisting of 1,200 property management associates operating over 44,000 apartment homes.
While at The Irvine Company, Lori regularly walked-through many of their Multi-Family Communities. Initially, package delivery was not a major issue. It used to be that Property Managers (PMs) only took a few minutes out of their day to manage a small amount of deliveries for residents. However, as time went on and online shopping became increasingly popular, Lori noticed that PMs were struggling to devote enough space, time and money to properly manage the influx in deliveries. At the same time, residents were becoming overwhelmingly frustrated with having to pick-up their packages during office hours, disappearing packages, and tracking packages that never arrived. Lori knew there had to be a better way and she set out to find a solution.
She founded Parcel Pending in 2013 to provide seamless package management solutions to PMs, residents and couriers alike and has served as the company’s CEO since its inception. Today, Parcel Pending is the global package management industry leader in the multi-family, commercial, retail and universities space with 100 employees and customers across North America.
Prior to founding Parcel Pending, Lori served as senior regional manager at BRE Properties, Inc. from 1996 to 2000, and regional manager at McNeil Real Estate Management Company from 1986 to 1996.
She also served as president of the South Coast Apartment Association, Orange County in 2009, board member of California Apartment Association from 2010 to 2012 and board member of the CAA South Coast Apartment Association, Orange County from 2005 to 2011.
Lori holds a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University. She also holds a California Real Estate Broker License and is a certified property manager.
Thanks to OC Tech Happy Hour for hosting this event, the details, and the graphic!