ParkMe has hired Daniel Yukelson as chief financial officer. Previously, Yukelson worked at Premiere Radio Networks where he served as executive vice president and CFO. Based in Santa Monica, Calif., ParkMe is an online parking reservations platform. Its backers include Fontinalis Partners, IDG Ventures and Angeleno Group.
SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — ParkMe, the online parking reservations platform and leading provider of real-time parking information to websites, apps, navigation systems and auto manufactures, has expanded its executive team with the appointment of its new CFO, Daniel Yukelson to help oversee ParkMe’s financial operations and growth.
Yukelson joins ParkMe’s executive team after several years of working in corporate finance. Starting as an auditor and consultant for Ernst and Young, Yukelson eventually joined Premiere Radio Networks, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, where he served as its Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer for nearly 15 years.
This CFO announcement follows the recent news that Serge Gojkovich joined ParkMe as Chief Marketing Officer. Gojkovich previously served as the Vice President of Marketing for Grindr, the highly popular social application with over 7 million users worldwide.
“We’re excited to add Dan’s exceptional background and leadership skills to ParkMe’s executive team,” says CEO Sam Friedman. “His track record speaks for itself. Both he and Serge will undoubtedly be tremendous assets towards our overall goal of making parking discovery easy, reliable and guaranteed.”
Based in Santa Monica, Calif., ParkMe is the leading provider of real-time parking information to navigation companies and consumers. Consumers can access ParkMe via GPS and in-car navigation systems, ParkMe.com, online widgets, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android apps. Founded by Sam Friedman and Alex Israel, ParkMe’s mission is to make parking easier, faster and cheaper. The company collects and aggregates data about both on-street and off-street parking and has built the world’s most comprehensive parking database. This includes more than 30,000 worldwide locations in more than 1,800 cities, 40 countries and seven continents. ParkMe can be found on the Web at ParkMe.com, on Twitter @ParkMe and on Facebook
ParkMe is backed by a highly respected group of investors, including Fontinalis Partners, IDG Ventures and Angeleno Group. Fontinalis Partners is a leading transportation technology strategic investment firm founded by Bill Ford, Ralph Booth, Mark Schulz, Chris Cheever, and Chris Thomas. IDG Ventures is a global network of venture capital funds with approximately $5 billion under management and a portfolio of over 220 companies built over the last 15 years. Founded in 2001, Angeleno Group is a leading growth equity firm dedicated to investing in next generation energy and natural resources companies globally.