PayByPhone appoints new Chief Technology Officer

VANCOUVER, CANADA, 3 June 2024 – PayByPhone, the global leader in mobile parking payments, announces the appointment of Jean-Pierre LeBlanc as Chief Technology Officer, effective 3 June 2024.

LeBlanc joins the PayByPhone management board, reporting to Stuart Houlston, CIO International Fleet, Corpay, PayByPhone’s parent company. LeBlanc is responsible for leading PayByPhone’s global technology team to support the company during its next period of growth.

Jonny Combe, PayByPhone Chief Executive Officer, says, “Jean-Pierre has the passion and innovative mindset to drive our business forward and we are delighted to welcome him to the team. He brings a wealth of experience to PayByPhone and has a proven track record of leadership in technology, having delivered many first-of-kind and market-leading commercial products. This is an appointment our users, clients and authorities will certainly see the benefit of.”

LeBlanc says, “I am thrilled to be joining PayByPhone at such an exciting time under its new ownership. I thrive on creating and delivering compelling and innovative products and I am looking forward to evolving PayByPhone’s offering to help our users truly simplify every step of their journeys.”

A Canadian, LeBlanc, joins PayByPhone from Pagefreezer, and brings over 20 years’ executive experience from renowned global companies in the software and mobile marketplaces including Borland, Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent. Most recently, he held CTO positions in the transportation and mobility space with DDS Wireless and PBSC Urban Solutions. His diverse leadership experience spans multiple countries: Canada, China, Finland, France, Switzerland and the US.

LeBlanc holds a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada. He has served as an educator at the Royal Military College (Computer Engineering), Kingston, Canada, UCSC Santa Cruz (Dept of Computer Science), USA, and most recently at Vancouver Island University (Faculty of Management), Nanaimo, Canada.

LeBlanc takes over from Chris Spacagna who was Interim Chief Technology Officer during the recruitment phase. Spacagna reverts to his role as Senior Director, Software Development, reporting to LeBlanc.

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