Lauren Shanta
portrait of Virid Director of Operations Lauren Shanta

Director of Operations

Lauren came to Virid after nearly a decade at AOL where she was part of the team that launched AOL’s Paid Services. While at AOL she managed initiatives including marketing, partner selection, packaging and customer service for several products: AOL SafeSocial , a social networking program to help parents keep kids safe online; Computer Check Up and Premium Tech Support. As Senior Technical Product Manager for AOL Member Services, she managed CRM and IVR systems. She also served as a Senior Product Producer for Studio@AOL, working on on AOL Mail, AOL Calendar & Alerts, and launched the first Video@AOL product.

Prior to joining AOL she was a Senior Producer for Proxicom/Dimension Data in Reston where she shaped, documented and managed the execution of the creative vision for multiple Fortune 500 Web sites and e-business solutions for clients such as Marriott, Chase Bank, Aether Systems and AARP. She also was a Channel Producer for TV on the WEB and was a digital effects coordinator for Fox Studios/VIFX in Los Angeles.