FlashParking

About Us

At FlashParking, our mission is simple: to perfect the parking experience.

What’s it all about?

We set out to solve the age-old problem of having to pay cash for valet.

We quickly learned the real key to unlocking parking was our parking platform that puts the decision-making power back into your hands. Seven years later, our integrated suite of hardware and cloud-based parking solutions for parking operators and asset owners to manage their valet, surface lot, and parking garage operations, is both award-winning and running in over 1,000 locations nationwide.

Management Team

Founders include two U.S. Army Veterans
JUAN RODRIGUEZ
CEO AND CO-FOUNDER

Juan Rodriguez directs the planning, management of product development, and overall strategy of the company.

Prior to FlashParking, Juan held senior executive positions both in operations and retail at various companies including MPower Labs, Inc. and Rev Worldwide, Inc. (MPower Group companies), as well as senior technical positions at Terremark Worldwide and CACI, Inc. He led efforts to launch financial and mobile payments services to the world’s unbanked populations in over 10 countries. In 2005 Juan co-founded Klevernet, LLC (acquired by MPower Ventures), an online insurance portal that bridged the gap between local insurance agents and internet insurance shoppers.

Juan served with distinction as a noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Army and received numerous meritorious citations while stationed at the Pentagon. Juan attended Strayer University in Washington, D.C., where he received a B.S. in Computer Information Systems.

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SAM GOODNER
PRESIDENT

A lead investor and FlashParking’s President, Sam Goodner is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and business coach..

Sam is also the founder and former CEO of Catapult Systems, a Microsoft-focused information technology consulting firm, which he sold to a public company in 2014. Sam also founded and sold two successful software product companies (PowerDOC and Inquisite), started a mobile application development firm (Mobile Alchemy), and launched an interactive, design, and marketing agency (Slingrock). Prior to starting Catapult, Sam worked in business development at Service Systems International in England and developed software applications for Dell Computer Corporation.

Sam is a graduate of the MIT/Inc Birthing of Giants Program and the YPO Stanford Graduate School of Business Program, and is a member of the Austin chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). Sam has been repeatedly recognized for his innovation and leadership and was a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2008. Sam holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University.

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DEAN CLEAVER
CTO AND CO-FOUNDER

As co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Dean Cleaver is responsible for the full architecture of the platform in addition to overseeing the day-to-day development

efforts and quality assurance for the company. With over 20 years of development experience, Dean is responsible for the planning and implementation of our solutions. Prior to FlashParking, Dean held senior technical positions at Rev Worldwide, Inc. in Austin, Texas and Xception Software Limited in Auckland, New Zealand. A published technical author, Dean’s areas of expertise include application architecture and design, software development, and database design and analysis.

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CARLOS HERNANDEZ
VP OF DEVELOPMENT

A seasoned product development veteran, Carlos Hernandez joins FlashParking as our VP of Research and Development. Carlos is in charge of all new product

 development for FlashParking. This includes overseeing the product road map, research, prototyping, QA, and implementation of new technology in the parking industry. His purview also covers managing the necessary industry compliance from UL to PCI. Hailing from the financial services world, Carlos previously held the title of Senior Director of Sales Engineering at Rev Worldwide. He oversaw and managed product development, installation and integration for all clients. Before that Carlos held the title Senior Product Manager at Mozido, a mobile payment and financial service company. Carlos graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science.
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ELISEO DIAZ
CRO AND CO-FOUNDER

Eliseo Diaz is responsible for managing the overall sales efforts of FlashParking. Eliseo’s previous experience includes serving as Director of Business Development for

 Rev Worldwide, Sales Director for Actix Inc (acquired by Summit Partners) and regional manager of Netspend Corporation (successful IPO in 2010) and Granite Systems (acquired by Telcordia Technologies). In 2005 he co-founded Klevernet, LLC (acquired by MPower Ventures). Eliseo served in the US Army where he had the honor of deploying with the 7th Cavalry Regiment (Garryowen).

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WES VINECOMBE
VP OF OPERATIONS

Wes Vinecombe joins the FlashParking team as VP of Operations. He is responsible for overseeing FlashParking’s hardware production and installation

services. Immediately before FlashParking, Wes was the VP of Operations at Site Controls, an energy management company purchased in 2010 by Siemens, and was responsible for all of the installation and service operations. Wes’s long history of operational excellence includes the General Manager of The Wayne Services Group, in which he was responsible for growing the business into the largest general purpose petroleum service organization in the US, as well as VP of Operations at Interactive Silicon and senior management positions at VTEL, Compaq & DEC. Wes has degrees in Management and Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University.
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Management Team

Founders include two U.S. Army Veterans
JUAN RODRIGUEZ
CEO AND CO-FOUNDER

Juan Rodriguez directs the planning, management of product development, and overall strategy of the company.

Prior to FlashParking, Juan held senior executive positions both in operations and retail at various companies including MPower Labs, Inc. and Rev Worldwide, Inc. (MPower Group companies), as well as senior technical positions at Terremark Worldwide and CACI, Inc. He led efforts to launch financial and mobile payments services to the world’s unbanked populations in over 10 countries. In 2005 Juan co-founded Klevernet, LLC (acquired by MPower Ventures), an online insurance portal that bridged the gap between local insurance agents and internet insurance shoppers.

Juan served with distinction as a noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Army and received numerous meritorious citations while stationed at the Pentagon. Juan attended Strayer University in Washington, D.C., where he received a B.S. in Computer Information Systems.

Read more
SAM GOODNER
PRESIDENT

A lead investor and FlashParking’s President, Sam Goodner is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and business coach..

Sam is also the founder and former CEO of Catapult Systems, a Microsoft-focused information technology consulting firm, which he sold to a public company in 2014. Sam also founded and sold two successful software product companies (PowerDOC and Inquisite), started a mobile application development firm (Mobile Alchemy), and launched an interactive, design, and marketing agency (Slingrock). Prior to starting Catapult, Sam worked in business development at Service Systems International in England and developed software applications for Dell Computer Corporation.

Sam is a graduate of the MIT/Inc Birthing of Giants Program and the YPO Stanford Graduate School of Business Program, and is a member of the Austin chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). Sam has been repeatedly recognized for his innovation and leadership and was a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2008. Sam holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University.

Read more
DEAN CLEAVER
CTO AND CO-FOUNDER

As co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Dean Cleaver is responsible for the full architecture of the platform in addition to overseeing the day-to-day development

efforts and quality assurance for the company. With over 20 years of development experience, Dean is responsible for the planning and implementation of our solutions. Prior to FlashParking, Dean held senior technical positions at Rev Worldwide, Inc. in Austin, Texas and Xception Software Limited in Auckland, New Zealand. A published technical author, Dean’s areas of expertise include application architecture and design, software development, and database design and analysis.

Read more
CARLOS HERNANDEZ
VP OF DEVELOPMENT

A seasoned product development veteran, Carlos Hernandez joins FlashParking as our VP of Research and Development. Carlos is in charge of all new product

 development for FlashParking. This includes overseeing the product road map, research, prototyping, QA, and implementation of new technology in the parking industry. His purveyor also covers managing the necessary industry compliance from UL to PCI. Hailing from the financial services world, Carlos previously held the title of Senior Director of Sales Engineering at Rev Worldwide. He oversaw and managed product development, installation and integration for all clients. Before that Carlos held the title Senior Product Manager at Mozido, a mobile payment and financial service company. Carlos graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science.
Read more
ELISEO DIAZ
CRO AND CO-FOUNDER

Eliseo Diaz is responsible for managing the overall sales efforts of FlashParking. Eliseo’s previous experience includes serving as Director of Business Development for

 Rev Worldwide, Sales Director for Actix Inc (acquired by Summit Partners) and regional manager of Netspend Corporation (successful IPO in 2010) and Granite Systems (acquired by Telcordia Technologies). In 2005 he co-founded Klevernet, LLC (acquired by MPower Ventures). Eliseo served in the US Army where he had the honor of deploying with the 7th Cavalry Regiment (Garryowen).

Read more
WES VINECOMBE
VP OF OPERATIONS

Wes Vinecombe joins the FlashParking team as VP of Operations. He is responsible for overseeing FlashParking’s hardware production and installation

services. Immediately before FlashParking, Wes was the VP of Operations at Site Controls, an energy management company purchased in 2010 by Siemens, and was responsible for all of the installation and service operations. Wes’s long history of operational excellence includes the General Manager of The Wayne Services Group, in which he was responsible for growing the business into the largest general purpose petroleum service organization in the US, as well as VP of Operations at Interactive Silicon and senior management positions at VTEL, Compaq & DEC. Wes has degrees in Management and Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University.
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Careers

Never thought you’d be in parking? Neither did we.

But 5 years later, not only are we an award-winning parking solution technology company, we are also one of the fastest growing in the world. If you’re drawn to the intensity of the start-up world, then consider parking (yes, we said it) yourself with us!

If you think you’re a good fit, then what are you waiting for?

Keep Things Simple

Press & News

Simply put, FlashParking is the total simple approach to parking.

Want to see FlashParking  in Action? Let us take you for a drive.

See for yourself how easy, intuitive, and powerful our valet and PARCS solutions are.

HEADQUARTERS

FlashParking 3801 South Capital of Texas Highway, Suite 250 Austin, TX 78704

SALES

sales@flashparking.com

800.213.3706

SUPPORT

support@flashparking.com

888.737.7465

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