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Meet the
Austlen team


We are veterans of product development and the juvenile industry. But more than that, we are dedicated to building the kind of company we want to work for -- where good work and good life come together.

We’re also passionate about our customers. Parents should be able to keep the good life they’ve already created and bring their kids along for the ride.

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Meet our dedicated leaders

Professional visionaries, engineers, and parents

Leslie Stiba

Chief Executive Officer

Leslie Stiba, former global product manager and a parent of two children, conceived Austlen® Baby Co. to fill a need in the market for gear that adapts to the ever-changing daily activities and long-term needs of growing families. Aside from the demands of running a company, Leslie cherishes time with her family and sharing comedic moments with friends.

“Building a great company is all about the people. One of my greatest joys is working with this amazing team to build things parents truly love.”

Patrick Laffan

Chief Technology Officer

Patrick Laffan, co-founder and parent of three, was a previous director of engineering for Newell Rubbermaid™’s baby product divisions (Graco®, Aprica® and Teutonia®). Patrick has extensive experience in the stroller and juvenile industry, and has led the design and engineering of the Entourage from concept to launch.

“Outings with young children should be fun, not a test of personal strength.”