PE-backed Lanier hires president

Lanier Parking Solutions, which is backed by Antarctica Capital, has named Bijan Eghtedari as president. Previously, Eghtedari worked at Park One Holdings where he served as CEO. Headquartered in Atlanta, Lanier is a provider of parking management services.


ATLANTA, Jan 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Lanier Parking Solutions announced today the appointment of Bijan Eghtedari as president. Lanier CEO Jerry Skillett said Eghtedari will oversee Lanier’s continued growth strategy that began with a major equity investment from Antarctica Capital last spring.

“Bijan infuses additional energy and excitement into our already strong management team,” Skillett said. “Bijan is one of the brightest leaders in the industry and I am confident that he will create opportunity and inspire others in our organization. He is the perfect complement to our culture of exceptional people providing exceptional service.” Skillett remains as Lanier’s CEO.

Prior to joining Lanier, Eghtedari served for 12 years as CEO of Park One Holdings, which grew during his tenure from a small firm to more than 150 properties and 1,500 employees in Florida, Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama. Previously, Eghtedari was senior vice president at Central Parking for 14 years, overseeing several markets on the East Coast, including Atlanta.
Eghtedari also has a strong record of supporting local and regional charitable organizations.

“I firmly believe in and encourage my employees to give back to communities they serve,” Eghtedari said. “I look forward to continuing this commitment at Lanier.” Organizations that his firm supported during his tenure include the I Have a Dream Foundation, Voices for Children Foundation, and United Way.

To take the position with Lanier, Eghtedari has relocated to Atlanta from Boca Raton, Florida, with his wife and daughter. Eghtedari attended the George Washington University School of Business and obtained his Six Sigma certification from Villanova University.

About Lanier: Lanier Parking Solutions (“Lanier”) is the Southeast’s leading parking operations brand with over 350 operations and 1,700 employees in the Southeastern United States. Lanier is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The company is a division of Citizens Parking (“Citizens”), a parking platform of leading parking operating companies in the U.S., headquartered in New York. The Citizens platform also includes Icon Parking, the largest parking operator and premier parking brand in New York City. Lanier continued its fast-paced growth trajectory in 2014 adding a significant number of new parking operations and achieving double-digit revenue growth. The company extended relationships with major real estate firms, including CBRE, Parkway Properties, Transwestern, JLL, Avison Young, and multiple municipalities during the past 12 months.

About Antarctica Capital: Antarctica Capital (“Antarctica”) is a private equity firm focused on real asset-related investments, headquartered in New York City. The investment focus is on acquiring real assets and related operating companies with stable, long-term cash flows and a market position that provides attractive risk-adjusted returns. Antarctica has an established investment platform to execute its real asset investment strategy throughout the United States, and works closely with operating partners that are best-in-class in their sector. For more information, visit