PayByPhone is headed up by a team of professionals, with boundless experience in the cashless payment industry. 


Andreas Gruber

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.

Jonny Combe

CEO, UK

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.

Philippe Lerouge

President, PayByPhone France and CEO, PayByPhone Western Europe

Philippe Lerouge is the founder of PayByPhone in France, and is responsible for managing the UK, France, and Switzerland. He has personally led execution and delivery of major Clients including Paris, Nantes, Geneva or VINCI Park. Prior to founding PayByPhone France in 2009, Philippe spent 15 years in the payment and services division of the group Sodexo, starting in Germany and subsequently holding various managing director roles in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and the UK. Between 2001 and 2004 he was responsible for e-Commerce activities for Sodexo Group. Philippe completed the executive program at Babson College in the USA, and holds a Masters in Management at the University Paris Dauphine and a Masters degree from the IAE of Aix-en-Provence.

Maggie Clay

Chief Financial Officer

As CFO, Maggie is responsible for the finance, HR and legal functions of PayByPhone globally. Maggie supports decision-making in all departments based on financial, legal and risk considerations. She brings experience in corporate finance, financial planning and analysis to the management team. Maggie obtained her BComm from McGill University and articled with PricewaterhouseCoopers. She is a CPA, CA.

Yuru Wang

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.

Stephen Lazenby

Chief Product Officer

Stephen Lazenby has more than 20 years’ experience in software product & development management. His proven track record includes leading market analysis, strategic planning and product planning activities while navigating through fast enterprise-wide growth. Lazenby  leads PayByPhone’s global product development team. 

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