Reinventing the way agencies connect with their communities

About Us

Passport transforms the way cities manage their operations. The fintech company’s mobile-first platform has been adopted by more than 450 cities, universities, and private operators around the world in cities including Chicago, Toronto, London, and Miami, across more than 5,000 locations. Passport’s product lines – parking, transit and tolling payments, parking enforcement, and permit management – enable organizations in the public and private sectors to streamline their operations, enhance customer service, and make data-driven decisions. Consistently recognized as one of the fastest growing companies and Best Places to Work in Charlotte, North Carolina, Passport has an ingrained practice of putting People First – a guiding principle in its culture.

Passport is backed by a group of investors, including Bain Capital Ventures, Grotech Ventures, MK Capital and Relevance Capital.


Bob Youakim, CEO

Bob co-founded Passport in 2010 to help public and private agencies drive efficiency and obtain value from the money spent trying to improve life in cities. Before Passport, Bob was a successful VP in Investment Banking. Bob combines his “never give up” mentality with his vast experience in business development, finance, and operations to navigate the company to its leading market position. He is frequently invited to speak on parking, transit, and venture capital. Bob holds a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. Bob is also a CPA. Outside of Passport, he loves being silly with his wife and four children and enjoys flying planes as a pilot.



Khristian Gutierrez, CRO

Khristian demonstrates daily that hard work can be really fun and that success is more achievable with a talented team who shares the same vision. He’s scaled Passport’s business development team into an industry powerhouse through a highly aligned and cohesive go-to-market strategy including sales, marketing and software implementation. Prior to Passport, Khristian served as an Analyst in Investment Banking. Khristian received his M.S.F. from the Hough Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida where he also received his B.S. degree from the Warrington College of Business Administration. Beyond Passport, Khristian enjoys a strong Jeopardy match with his Goldendoodle, Gary.



Brad Powers, CTO

Brad brings over a decade of experience in designing, building, and deploying highly scalable enterprise applications. He spearheads the company’s technology initiatives and oversees the development process. Prior to Passport, Brad was the Solution Architect at Verian where he was instrumental in building the Operations and Development groups within the company. He also led the largest P2P implementation to date for the United States Postal Service. Brad received his B.S. from Arizona State University. When Brad’s not at the office, he’s trying to figure out how to blend his hobbies of working out, antiquing, and technology.



Michael Scully, CPO

“Scully” leads Passport’s product, marketing, and design.  With deep domain experience in mobile, advanced marketing analytics, and product development, he pushes us to reimagine the experience of modern transit and parking.  Prior to Passport, Scully held leadership roles at Virgin Mobile, Nokia, 2ergo/SoundBite (now part of Genesys), and Skookum.  Scully holds a BSBA in Management Information Systems from the University of Central Florida, a Specialization in Data Science from Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA from the Yale School of Management in both Marketing and Strategy.



Jason Idilbi, General Counsel

Jason joined Passport after several years in private practice and a corporate legal department, punctuated by a clerkship on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He is an occasional writer and frequent speaker, focusing mostly on entrepreneurial and small business matters.  Jason is active in the NC Bar Association, serving in a leadership role for the Corporate Counsel section and as a founding member of the Privacy and Data Security Committee.  Jason received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Carolina.  In his spare time, Jason tinkers with his ’68 Scout and hauls his kids on bike rides around Davidson.



Kate Haffey, VP of People Operations

Kate is passionate about people. She loves figuring out how to help teams be successful together in constantly changing business environments, while getting results and having fun in the process. Prior to Passport, Kate held a variety of HR roles at Bank of America, the Corporate Executive Board, and Sealed Air Corporation. Kate earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and her MBA from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. In her spare time, Kate enjoys running, traveling and spending time with family and friends. You can also find Kate volunteering with Girls on the Run of Charlotte and coaching at Social Venture Partners’ annual SEED20 competition.



Hunter Louis, CFO

Hunter has devoted his career to helping small companies build strong financial infrastructures and providing the financial guidance necessary for emerging companies to manage rapid growth. Hunter began his career in public accounting at Deloitte, in Washington, DC, and has spent the last 20 years running finance organizations for public and private companies in the DC area, most recently at Metricly, a SaaS provider of performance management and analytics solutions in Reston, VA. Hunter spends his free time trying to keep up with the busy schedules of his family, and enjoys hiking and running with his dog, Frodo.



Our Team

  • Abhishek Banerjee

    Software Developer

  • Nate Berry

    Director, Sales

  • Tanay Bera

    Software Developer

  • Dagna Bieda

    Senior Software Engineer

  • Torgny Bjers

    Software Engineer

  • Cyrus Bond

    DevOps Engineer

  • Rodney Brenes

    Software Developer

  • Conor Buckley

    Client Success Manager

  • Andrew Caldwell

    Product Support Specialist

  • Ian Caldwell

    Software Engineer

  • Erika Carney

    Director of Product Management

  • Molly Carpenter

    Senior Customer Support Specialist

  • Brahma Chilakala

    Software Developer

  • Anna Choiniere

    Proposal Coordinator

  • Chelsea Concepcion

    Senior Financial Analyst

  • Justin Cruz

    Senior Software Developer

  • Michael Danko

    Product Support Specialist

  • April Dickerson

    Project Manager

  • Joel Dollarhide

    Software Engineer

  • Tom Dougherty

    Proposal Manager

  • Grant Emory

    Client Lifecycle Marketing Manager

  • Philip Endres

    Sales Executive

  • Kelsey Fisher

    Customer Success Representative

  • Barry Foy

    Software Engineer

  • Kristin Gatter

    Vice President, Business Development

  • Andrew Gerst

    Software Developer

  • Nancy Gluck

    Office Manager

  • Brandon Grubbs

    Software Developer

  • Spencer Harrell

    Product Support Specialist

  • Christa Harris

    Implementation Specialist

  • Nick Hernandez

    HR Generalist

  • Kenny Higginbotham

    Software Developer

  • Rusty Higginbotham

    Software Developer

  • Ariel Hodges

    Client Success Representative

  • Damien Howley

    Vice President, Client Success

  • Matt Housemeyer

    Associate Product Manager

  • Mike Hulthen

    Vice President, Engineering

  • Sai Jonnala

    Software Developer

  • Alexey Kalinin

    Software Engineer

  • Conor Kelly

    Director, Sales

  • David Kim

    Product Manager

  • Taras Kril

    Software Engineer

  • Christina Kyriazi

    Director, Marketing

  • Rob Luke

    Head of Design

  • Tydus Mana

    Client Success Manager

  • Matt McCallister

    Client Success Manager

  • Josiah McCorkle

    Software Engineer

  • John McKinzie

    Product Manager

  • Max Mickey

    Sales Executive

  • Mike Mohler

    Project Manager

  • Sean Moriarty

    Software Developer

  • Sudhar Muralidhara

    Software Engineer

  • Drew Myers

    Director of Operations

  • Lakshmi Narayanan

    Software Developer

  • Tiffany Olivo

    Customer Support Specialist

  • Moyo Orekoya

    Project Manager, Enterprise Implementations

  • Kelsey Owens

    Sales Executive

  • Nigilan Palanisamy

    Software Developer

  • Santosh Pandit

    Software Developer

  • Devin Patel

    Vice President, Transit Products

  • Charlton Provatas

    iOS Developer

  • Mike Rafferty

    Product Manager

  • Anand Ravi

    Software Developer

  • Trey Robinson

    Product Manager

  • Mike Rogers

    Product Designer

  • Missi Rossi

    Product Marketing Manager

  • Sarah Russell

    Project Manager

  • Michael Schmidt

    iOS Developer

  • Heather Scott

    Director of Service Delivery

  • Steven Shelby

    Senior Software Developer

  • Emma Shriver

    Senior Proposal Coordinator

  • David Singletary

    Vice President, Sales

  • Vinoth Sridhar

    Software Developer

  • Punith Suresh

    Business Development Analyst

  • Alexie Trudan

    Accounting Analyst

  • Sara Wasserboehr

    Graphic Designer

  • Chris Watt

    Client Success Executive

  • David Weber

    Software Developer

  • Alexandra Wells

    Sales Executive

  • Lars Wiersholm

    Software Developer

  • Tom Wiese

    Sales Executive

  • Ben Winokur

    Product Manager

  • Ethan Woodward

    Software Engineer

  • Marcus Wu

    Software Developer

  • Gary the Goldendoodle

    Follow him on Instagram at @queencitygary

Board of Advisors

  • Stephen Goldsmith

    Director of Innovations in American Government at Harvard Kennedy School of Government

  • Akshay Pottathil

    Co-Director of the Center for Information Convergence and Strategy at San Diego State University

  • Keith Chen

    Associate Professor of Economics at UCLA & Former Head of Economic Research at Uber

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