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
As CFO, Daniel is responsible for the finance, legal, compliance, administration, and corporate IT functions of PayByPhone globally. Daniel supports decision-making in all departments based on financial, legal, and risk considerations, and takes an active role in strategizing the future of PayByPhone. Daniel has worked at parent company Volkswagen Financial Services since 2012, and holds both a Master’s of Science in Finance and an MBA.
Chief Technology Officer
Yuru brings with him over two decades of experience in software development and holds a masters in computer science from the University of Saskatchewan. He has a proven track record of building and scaling successful technology teams, while navigating through fast organizational growth. In addition to leading the software development strategy for PayByPhone, Wang will be responsible for overseeing the expansion of the technology and information teams.
As Chief Executive Officer for the UK, Jonny focuses on supporting PayByPhone’s expansion in the region, building new partnerships, and collaborating with parent company Volkswagen Financial Services (VWFS). He 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.
President, PayByPhone France and CEO, PayByPhone Western Europe
Philippe is the Founder & CEO of PayByPhone in France, and has been managing the business in Europe since 2018. He has been the main driver of the company's growth and led its major contracts and projects. Before founding PayByPhone in 2009, Philippe spent 15 years in the Sodexo Group's service vouchers division, first in Germany and then in Central Europe & United Kingdom in development and general management positions. Between 2001 and 2004, he was in charge of e-commerce activities for the Sodexo Group. Through his entrepreneurial activities, he has also played an important role in the emergence of new mobile payment services and urban mobility in France, and is recognized as a pioneer and expert in the field. Philippe completed an Executive Program at Babson College in the United States, graduated with a Master's degree in Management from the University of Paris Dauphine and a Master's degree from the IAE in Aix-en-Provence.
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.