Member News: Bryan Blackwell, Jim Leida & Robyn Rider Join the Parker Technology Team
[INDIANAPOLIS, IN] Parker Technology’s sales team has grown by three this month, with the addition of two industry veterans – Bryan Blackwell and Jim Leida, both new Sales VPs, and new to the industry – Robyn Rider, Parker’s new Sales Development Representative. Blackwell joined the Parker Technology team on July 22nd, starting off his role at the PIPTA Conference in Boise, ID. Leida and Rider joined the team on Monday July 29th.
Bryan Blackwell has fifteen years of hands-on, diversified experience in the parking industry. He began his career managing parking services for a national parking operations company, then moved into sales and business development for a PARCS manufacturer. Blackwell has the unique ability to recognize industry needs before they happen and create a plan of action to meet those needs. Blackwell has an in-depth view and understanding of how parking facilities operate, and the day-to-day demands owners and operators are presented with. He will provide leadership, communication, operational guidance, and support to the Parker Technology team. His observations and insights make him an invaluable driver of new product initiatives, which he will utilize to carry Parker Technology forward into parking’s evolution. He graduated from University of Alabama with a BS degree in business administration. You can contact Blackwell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Leida brings more than 25 years of relationship-based selling experience to his position at Parker Technology. His career includes playing a significant leadership role at NuPark, where he helped transition the company from a technology start-up to an industry disruptor, clearing the path for the parking industry in North America to embrace ground-breaking technology of automated enforcement through the use of LPR technology, virtual permits and electronic citations. In the fall of 2018, NuPark was purchased by mobility industry-leader Passport, where he laid the groundwork for their partner program. Preceding his time in the parking industry, Leida had successful careers in the film, television and mortgage industries. He graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, with a BA degree in communications. You can contact Leida at email@example.com.
Robyn Rider has 15 years of experience in sales and account management. She has earned many accolades for increasing year-to-date sales in her previous sales positions in other industries. Rider is new to parking; however, she has shown in the past to be a quick study. Rider will be responsible for outbound efforts to source more customers and help further refine Parker’s sales processes as they grow. When she isn’t busy building relationships with customers and clients, Rider enjoys traveling, attempting to teach her Australian shepherds to successfully catch a frisbee, and visiting art museums. She is currently working on a blog/website for US and UK travelers with her business partner in London. Rider is a Butler University graduate. You can contact Rider at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“It is simultaneously humbling and exciting that we could attract such talented sales professionals to Parker Technology to help us accelerate our already stellar growth. Bryan and Jim have played pivotal roles in the parking industry for many years and we look forward to their help in propelling our success to new heights. I think it also says a lot about our culture that we could attract such a talented sales professional in Robyn from outside the parking industry. Our customers tell us every day how important Parker is to their operations, and the time has come for us to tell more prospects with a larger sales force. It truly is an exciting time to be in parking at Parker Technology.” – Brian Wolff, President & CEO at Parker Technology
Contact: Heidi Barker, Parker Technology