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, 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.
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.
Chief Product Officer
As PayByPhone’s Chief Product Officer, Joanna focuses on building and managing world-class products that help improve people’s lives. Joanna is a veteran in the mobile parking industry, having held previous positions as Chief Technology Officer and has overseen product development for North American and UK markets. She thrives in environments where she can create solutions, champion a vision and mobilize teams and is ultimately growing PayByPhone into a global champion in the mobility and payments space.