PayByPhone is headed up by a team of professionals, with boundless experience in the cashless payment industry.
President and Global CEO, PayByPhone
Andreas Gruber is President and Global CEO of PayByPhone, bringing close to 20 years of international experience in the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) business. He has an extensive background in Strategy and Business Development and headed up this department for VW Financial Services AG for over 2 years. Andy has been deeply involved in the parking business in recent years through his board appointments at PayByPhone and Sunhill technologies. He believes parking today is one of the key pain points for drivers around the world and is passionate about working with the PayByPhone team to deliver great products that will make the world of mobility an easier place for our customers.
Chief Financial Officer
Daniel holds 10 years of experience in financial leadership and holds both a Master’s of Science in Finance and an MBA. He has worked at parent company Volkswagen Financial Services since 2012, taking on roles such as Chief Financial Officer (Germany) for sunhill technologies and Head of Sales Steering and Pricing at Volkswagen Leasing GmbH. As PayByPhone’s CFO, Daniel oversees numerous global operations, including finance, legal, compliance, administration, and corporate IT. He also takes an active role in planning and strategizing the future of the organization.
Chief Client Officer
Roamy Valera, CAPP, PayByPhone’s Chief Client Officer, is an internationally respected leader with more than 30 years of parking industry experience. Roamy oversees global client operations and leads the development and execution of the company’s growth strategy. Roamy is also known throughout the industry as a parking and mobility visionary and thought leader. As the current past chair of the International Parking and Mobility’s board of directors, he has been instrumental in the industry’s evolving focus on Mobility as a Service (MaaS), and he brings to PayByPhone this expertise and a commitment to reducing the friction and pains associated with parking and mobility. Roamy's past experiences included serving as CEO of NewTown Advisors, a parking and mobility consulting firm, as well as a senior level executive with SP+, where he was responsible for the municipal, higher-education, and healthcare vertical markets. He also has extensive parking operations and management experience in both the private and public sectors.
Chief Technology Officer
Nigel Carroll is a seasoned Chief Technology Officer, who has been working in financial services and technology for 30 years. He has extensive experience in building ecommerce solutions, mobile apps, and API gateways with some of the world’s biggest companies, ultimately bringing together product, people, and technology. With a focus around building strong culture, efficiency, and reliability, Nigel’s goal is to simplify people’s journeys by providing them an exceptional technological experience. He holds both a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Warwick and an MBA from Edinburgh Business School.
As CEO, Corporate, Jonny focuses on leading PayByPhone’s expansion of its Corporate portfolio, helping fleet businesses easily manage their complex parking needs, while saving precious time for both drivers and fleet managers. He oversees both North America and Europe, creating solutions designed to simplify parking for companies with on-the-go workforces. Jonny joins PayByPhone from the BMW Group where he spent the past 12 years in various management roles, most recently as General Manager for Environment, Real Estate, Mobility and Innovation in EMEA. At BMW, Combe spearheaded the Digital and Innovation Programmes in the UK and pioneered the award-winning BMW Innovation Lab and The Intrapeneur Lab.
Ryan St Hilaire
As VP of Product, Ryan St Hilaire brings over 20 years of experience in both product and technology. He brings a wealth of knowledge building and managing software and technology products, for both consumers and enterprises. Ryan leans on his extensive product leadership skills, including market research, user and buyer personas, and competitive analysis to create products that simplify people's lives. He is a passionate and experienced leader who takes great pride in leading highly engaged teams, and works tirelessly to make PayByPhone a global leader in payments and mobility.