Parkmobile USA, Inc. Named a TAG Top 40 Innovative Technology Company

March 17, 2014

Technology Association of Georgia Honors 40 Companies for Innovation and Contributions to the States Technology Community.

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, today announced Parkmobile USA, Inc. as one of its Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia. TAG will recognize this prestigious group at the 2014 Georgia Technology Summit (GTS) on March 26, 2014, at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

TAG’s Top 40 Awards recognize Georgia-based technology companies for their innovation, financial impact, and their efforts at spreading awareness of Georgia’s technology initiatives throughout the U.S. and globally.

“The 2014 Top 40 finalists are an elite group of innovators who represent the very best of Georgia’s Technology community,” said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. “The 2014 Top 40 finalists are shining examples of what makes our State such a hotbed for technology and we applaud them for standing out as leaders in Georgia’s technology community.”

This year’s Top 40 Companies were selected from among over 100 applications submitted by companies from across Georgia. Companies selected for the "Top 40" will be showcased in an exhibition at The 2014 Georgia Technology Summit.

“Our tenth year of the Top 40 was an overwhelming success, based on the number of truly innovative companies that participated in the competition," said Dennis Zakas, a partner and founder of Zakas & Leonard, LLP, Chair of Group Office Buys, LLC, and chairperson of the Top 40 Selection Committee.  "The Top 40 winners demonstrate the depth and breadth of Georgia's technology community.

“Parkmobile is the leading new payment initiatives for municipalities, transit authorities and other parking providers. We are honored to be recognized amongst the key players in the technology industry,” said Cherie Fuzzell CEO of Parkmobile USA, Inc.  Parkmobile’s award winning mobile payments application has transformed the parking experience for over 2 million members in the United States. We are proud to be considered an impactful player in the industry and look forward to continuing our leadership position in parking innovation.  We are excited to demonstrate how our solution works at the upcoming Georgia Technology Summit event.”

Since becoming the first company to introduce mobile apps for parking in the U.S. in 2009, Parkmobile has expanded its footprint to more than 550 cities, universities, commercial and transit locations in the U.S. Parkmobile’s solutions are widely available in cities including Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Houston and Atlanta (including Georgia Tech).  More than 1.5 million members have downloaded the company’s app, making it the most widely used mobile payment solution in the parking industry.

The 2014 Georgia Technology Summit is expected to draw a crowd of more than 1,300 C-level executives, entrepreneurs, technology professionals and academia to celebrate and recognize Georgia’s technology community. In addition to presentations from some of the top technology influencers in the nation, the newest member of the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia will be inducted.

For more information about TAG and the Georgia Technology Summit and to register for the event, visit http://www.tagonline.org/events/georgia-technology-summit  Follow the conversation on Twitter through #TAGGTS.

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 22,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia and Savannah.  TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.

TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.

For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.TAGthink.com.

To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.

About Parkmobile

Parkmobile is the leading global provider of seamlessly integrated end-to-end solutions for mobile payments, 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 more than 550 locations in the U.S. 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 Group and Fontinalis Partners.  With annual global revenues of $22.8 billion, including $8.5 billion partner sales, BCD Group is an international market leader in the corporate and online travel, and off-airport and mobile parking industry. Co-founded by Ford Motor Company executive chairman Bill Ford, Fontinalis Partners invests in technology companies improving next-generation mobility. For more information please visit www.parkmobile.com, facebook.com/ParkmobileUSA or on Twitter @Parkmobile.