08/19/2015

Parkmobile, LLC announces the appointment of Jon Ziglar as Chief Executive Officer

Atlanta, GA - August 19, 2015 — Parkmobile, LLC (“Parkmobile”), the leading provider for on-demand and pre-paid mobile payments, including bookings and reservations for on- and off-street parking announced today the appointment of Jon Ziglar as Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Ziglar is replacing Cherie Fuzzell, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.

Jon has an extensive track record of driving growth and innovation in technology and technology-enabled service businesses. Prior to Parkmobile, Ziglar served as Managing Director, International, for Ceridian HCM, a global provider of human capital management software and services.  While at Ceridian, he additionally served as Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Product and Innovation Officer.  Prior to Ceridian, Jon served as Sr. Vice President, Strategic Planning and Enterprise Development at Elavon, a leading global payments technology company, and held executive positions in a number of bay area technology and software companies.  Jon started his career in investment banking, covering the business services, technology, and consumer products industries.

“I am extremely excited to join the Parkmobile team,” stated Mr. Ziglar. “As a leader in the industry, Parkmobile is ideally positioned to take advantage of the rapid growth and innovation occurring in the space.  The Parkmobile solutions are fundamentally transforming the way we access and procure services for our personal vehicles and other modes of transportation.  Moreover,” he added, “the Parkmobile suite of services enables businesses and municipalities to optimize the value of their inventory, driving increased revenue and greater cost management.”

Ralph Booth, Chairman of Parkmobile, LLC said, “We are very excited to have Jon join the Parkmobile team. He brings tremendous technical, operational, and managerial experience to the company with a proven track record of driving growth and scale through market leading, customer focused solutions, both in the US and globally.  His experience in building through acquisition and strategic alliances will be invaluable as consolidation opportunities within the sector are advancing. Under his leadership, Parkmobile gains new momentum to increase its global footprint while expanding the breadth of its offerings to increase value to both consumers and business partners.” Mr. Booth added, “We are grateful to Cherie for her leadership in bringing Parkmobile to its current position in the industry and look forward to an exciting new chapter for the business.”

For additional information and locations, please visit: www.parkmobile.com or www.park-now.com 

About Parkmobile

Parkmobile, LLC is the leading provider for on-demand and prepaid mobile payments, including bookings and reservations for on- and off-street parking. Their services are used in more than 1,400 locations in the U.S. by millions of registered users. For more information please visit www.parkmobile.com, facebook.com/Parkmobile or on Twitter @Parkmobile

01/08/2015

BMW Group expands footprint of BMW i premium parking service ParkNow with investment in Parkmobile.

Munich. The BMW Group is expanding the footprint of its innovative BMW i mobility services with an investment in the parking service provider Parkmobile International Holding. With around 10 million customers in more than 600 international cities, Parkmobile is the world's leading provider of on-demand mobile payment solutions for public on-street parking. This partnership will significantly expand the footprint of the BMW i premium parking service ParkNow, whose focus is on offering its customers a user-friendly way of searching for and reserving city parking spaces, complete with cashless payment options. U.S. users will in future be able to use the ParkNow website or smartphone app to access approximately 2.7 million garage parking spaces and on-street parking spaces across hundreds of cities.

This latest move means that ParkNow is now the first network to offer its customers user-friendly parking solutions for both garage and on-street parking. "With this new investment we are taking the next step on the way to making ParkNow the world's leading premium parking service," says Joachim Hauser, Vice President Business Development BMW Mobility Services. The expansion of the ParkNow network is a further example of how BMW i is continuously growing and strengthening its state-of-the-art mobility services, he adds. Such services also include the premium car-sharing service DriveNow, which is currently up and running in a total of seven European cities, as well as in San Francisco. ParkNow likewise plans to start operations in European markets in the near future.

Parking space bookable by app or computer, cashless payment, parking time extendable without returning to the vehicle
The premium parking service ParkNow from BMW i, which can be used with any make of vehicle, spares drivers the often time-consuming task - particularly in large cities - of searching for a vacant parking space. This in turn helps to reduce fuel consumption and mitigates congestion and Co2 emissions. Customers who plan to park their vehicle in a parking garage near their destination can book a parking space before they set off, either by computer or by smartphone. The website or app shows the search results for all participating garages, filtered by availability, distance and price. ParkNow can also be used to conveniently search for and reserve a parking space for an EV, complete with charging point. As an alternative, in the near future it will also be possible to book parking en route using the navigation system. ParkNow already allows users to load the location details of their selected car park straight into the navigation system, while an electronic ticket grants them access to their reserved space when they arrive at their destination.

ParkNow is a convenient and customer-friendly solution for on-street parking as well. The driver no longer needs to look for change to feed a ticket machine or parking meter but instead can simply enter the number of the selected parking zone in the app or navigation system to start the parking session - even before getting out of the car. Payment takes place automatically via ParkNow. As an added convenience feature, before the selected parking time expires customers are informed by a signal on their mobile phone. If they wish, they can then extend their parking time without returning to the vehicle - provided the allotted parking time has not yet been exceeded. This additional time is again charged automatically.

BMW Group invests in Parkmobile as a strong partner
The investment in Parkmobile will allow the BMW Group to further expand the footprint of its "one-stop" ParkNow service, an on-demand, flexible solution that allows users to search for and reserve garage or on-street parking, with subsequent cashless payments. The joint venture of Parkmobile USA LLC and SP Plus Corporation will further extend the network's coverage. SP Plus operates more than 4,200 parking garages with more than 2.1 million spaces in hundreds of North American cities. The joint venture Parkmobile USA LLC will combine ParkNow's expertise in the brokerage of covered parking space with Parkmobile's focus on on-demand mobile payments and SP Plus' focus on pre-paid parking services. It will be possible to tailor this combined service precisely to the needs of all target groups. For example, customers visiting event venues, restaurants, universities or airlines can in each case be offered an appropriately tailored premium ParkNow service for booking parking. The parking search is carried out online, avoiding the need for time-wasting street searches, and payment is automatic and cashless.

The further expansion of ParkNow's extensive footprint in North America is in progress. Details on additional partnerships will be announced in the near future.