About the ParkNow Group.

The history of the ParkNow Group begins in 2000 with phone parking in Amsterdam, since when the organisation has grown to be the world’s leading provider of on-demand mobile payments for on- and off-street parking. We make parking smarter, simpler and totally accessible for both drivers and operators. Because faster, more efficient parking means everyone can enjoy a delightful mobility experience while making our cities cleaner, healthier and more liveable. Parking is not the end of a journey but the start of one, and we’re helping millions of people quickly get to where they want to go.

Our parking solutions make life easier for more than 22,000,000 drivers in more than 1,000 cities around the world. And the Group is proudly represented by: ParkNow, Parkmobile, Park-line and RingGo.

The ParkNow Group is 100% owned by BMW.

 

Our board.

Marc de Vries CEO ParkNow Group

Marc de Vries is an experienced leader and a true digital native. He has been successfully managing and growing digital organisations for many years, among them the Dutch subsidiary of career portal Monster Worldwide and, in the past, the social media website Hyves. Before starting his new role as CEO for the Group in September 2017, he was Managing Director Benelux at Twitter. Experienced in mobile product management and a digital marketing professional, Marc de Vries holds a Masters in Business Economics from the Radboud University in Nijmegen.

Roald van Dijk CFO ParkNow Group

Roald van Dijk is a hands-on Finance executive with over 28 years’ global Finance experience. He has lived and worked in five countries, across different industries, businesses and cultures. Expert in strategic transformations, organisational change, and leading multiple concurrent projects, he develops strong Finance organisations that provide added value and competitive advantage to its business partners. Roald has held management positions with corporations like CGI, Levi Strauss & Co and Applied Materials, as well as start-ups. He joined ParkNow in May 2016 and holds an Executive MBA from the University of Warwick Business School.

Peter Buchenrieder CCO ParkNow Group

Peter Buchenrieder is a senior executive with over 20 years’ experience in various roles at the BMW Group. Peter joined the Group in June 2016 as Chief Operating Officer, following BMW becoming 100% shareholder. With his international experience from assignments in Asia, Europe and America he brings outstanding competence in strategic business model development and sales operations, as well as business restructuring and transformation. He holds a Diploma in Business Administration from the European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel in Germany.

Peter-Paul Houtman CTO ParkNow Group

Peter-Paul Houtman brings substantial experience in technology leadership and product management to the Group. With a BSc in Computer Science, Peter-Paul has always been attracted to technology and started his career as a software engineer. He has managed several large International product development and innovation teams for organisations in a diversity of industries. Prior to joining the ParkNow Group, Peter-Paul was responsible for product development and innovation at SDL, a translation software business. Peter-Paul joined the Group in June 2017 as Head of Software Engineering, before taking up his role as CTO.