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Parkmobile is the leading global provider of seamlessly integrated end-to-end solutions for mobile payments and parking guidance using business analytics and parking. Its offerings include mobile payments for on and off-street parking, digital parking permits, real-time enforcement and a seamless transit experience. Their services are used in 400 cities around the world by millions of registered users. Parkmobile USA was founded in Atlanta, Georgia and its call center, engineering team, and corporate headquarters are located in the U.S. Parkmobile’s investors include BCD Holdings and Fontinalis Partners. With annual global revenues of $22.8 billion, BCD Holdings is an international market leader in the corporate and online travel, off-airport, and mobile parking industry. Fontinalis Partners invests in and partners with innovative technology companies that modernize and improve transportation. Fontinalis is led by Bill Ford, a lifelong environmentalist and the executive chairman of Ford Motor Company.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Cherie has over 17 years of executive experience in the payments and healthcare industries as well as 7 years of mergers & acquisitions experience with the international law firm, Jones Day. Cherie was most recently President and CEO of FirstView and has held senior positions with USBancorp, NOVA Information Systems, Inc. (now Elavon), and Magellan Health Services. Cherie earned a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama and a juris doctorate from the Vanderbilt University School of Law where she served as Associate Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. She is a member of the Bar Associations of the States of Texas, Ohio, and Georgia and the Beta Gamma Sigma and Beta Alpha Psi Honor Societies. Cherie has been profiled in the Fulton County Daily Report, Business to Business Magazine, and Atlanta Woman Magazine.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Brian has more than 25 years of experience as a Telecommunications and Technology Executive. Brian spent 8 years as Chief Operating Officer and Board Member of Priority Telecom, an Amsterdam based European telecommunications provider owned by Liberty Media. He also served as Chief Operating Officer for 2020 Communications, a privately held alternative channel technology marketing firm and has held senior positions at MCI, Telecom*USA, Claydesta Communications, and Amigo Petroleum. Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in Geology/Geophysics and an MBA from Texas Tech University.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Laurens is an international business development executive and has held senior positions in the financial, IT, and parking industries. Recently, he played a key role in the launch of mobile payment solutions in several European countries, and then duplicated that success in the US when Parkmobile asked him to launch a start-up in Atlanta. Under his strategic direction, both companies became industry leaders in a few years. Widely recognized as an industry leader and innovative thinker, Laurens joined the IPI Board of Directors in 2012 and is co-chairing the Smart Parking Alliance and the International Committee.
Laurens holds two Master’s degrees, one in Business Marketing from TIAS NIMBAS Business School and one from Utrecht University in International Relations. He completed the Executive Retailing Program at Santa Clara University and serves as a guest lecturer at several universities.
Brent has served as the Executive Vice President of Sales and Account Management at Parkmobile USA, Inc. for the past four years. Prior to working at Parkmobile, Mr. Paxton spent seven years as Chief Financial Officer for AmeriPark, a national parking company, and as principal for Strategic Parking Advisors, a parking advisory services firm for real estate development groups. While at AmeriPark, he focused on technology innovations for the parking industry. Brent had previously served as the Chief Financial Officer for Clemens Construction Company following ten years in the real estate industry. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in history and business administration from Bob Jones University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Furman University.
Vice President, Controller
Hank recently joined Parkmobile USA after holding the position of Senior Manager Fund Controller with Morgan Stanley/State Street where he oversaw fund and investor reporting for two international real estate funds. Prior to this position, Hank was an assistant controller with Cousins Properties, Inc., an Atlanta based commercial real estate firm. Hank is a CPA licensed in Georgia and spent four years in public accounting following seven years in commercial real estate development and property management. Hank obtained his bachelor’s degree in history with an Asian & African Language Studies Certificate from Duke University and his MBA with a concentration in accounting from Georgia State University.
Alison has more than 18 years experience as an Administrative Executive. Prior to joining Parkmobile, Alison spent 2 years as VP of Administration for NextLevel Strategies and over 13 years with BCD Travel as Executive Assistant/Director to the Chairman, CEO and Board of Directors.
Alison earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She also served as a board member for Atlanta’s Table (Atlanta Community Food Bank) for ten years.