Upflex Appoints Workplace Experience Leader Michael Casolo as CRO

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Industry veteran Michael Casolo, formerly of Unispace, Cushman & Wakefield and JLL, joins Upflex as Chief Revenue Officer.

Michael Casolo, Upflex

Michael Casolo joins Upflex as CRO

New York, NY – Today, Upflex announced the appointment of a new Chief Revenue Officer: Unispace, Cushman & Wakefield and JLL industry veteran Michael Casolo will joins Upflex to help drive the company’s next phase of growth.

Casolo will oversee Upflex’s revenue planning, scaling and reporting, guiding the team through this exciting and critical stage, and continuing to help the company build momentum following a $30M Series A raise and the reveal of plans to expand its key software offering, recruit top talent and expand its global flex space network to 30,000 bookable workspaces by 2025.

“I am extremely pleased to welcome Michael to our team,” said Christophe Garnier, CEO and Co-Founder of Upflex. “2022 has been a pivotal year for Upflex. Our latest capital infusion, combined with unwavering demand from our industry’s leading enterprises, flex space providers and brokers for a superior workplace experience, puts us at the forefront of defining the future office. Michael has the deep experience and expertise to empower us to achieve this, and his role here will be invaluable.”

Casolo joins Upflex with over three decades of experience leading, managing, and growing successful sales teams. With a proven record of achievement against strategic business goals, revenue attainment, P&L management, and sales objectives, he is known for building fun, creative, and inclusive cultures and fostering environments where people want to do their best work.

Casolo joins from Unispace, where he served as CRO for nearly two years. In this role, he was responsible for business development, clients solutions and marketing and communications focused on advancing and growing the brand. Prior to Unispace, Casolo acted as the Head of Workplace Environments for Bridgewater Associates, delivering workplace, design and facilities management. Casolo also served as Global President, Client Solutions at Cushman & Wakefield for over three years, leading the global team accountable for developing unique solutions for clients’ evolving enterprise needs. Casolo has held prestigious roles at JLL, The Staubach Company and United Systems Integrators. Casolo is currently a member of the Board of Governors at Fairfield College Preparatory school and is a past global board member of CoreNet Global.

“I’ve spent nearly three decades of my career building towards the next generation of work at the critical intersection of technology, real estate and culture,” said Casolo. “The unmatched opportunity to join Christophe and his talented team at Upflex at this notable time in the startup’s trajectory was a no-brainer. Together, we’ll drive an industry evolution.”