Every Thank You Earned.
Our Team

Scott A. Jones, Chairman & Owner

With nearly 50 years of parking experience, Scott Jones is the Owner and Chairman of Ace Parking. After graduating from Stanford University in 1971, Scott came to Ace Parking to join his father, Evan V. Jones, the founder of Ace Parking. Following his father’s lead, Scott Jones learned the parking business from top to bottom. He has, and can still do, the job of any parking employee in the company. Scott Jones understands the fundamentals of parking and is dedicated to building quality, meaningful relationships with every Ace Parking client. The executive team is Scott’s own creation, and fulfills his desire to lead the premier group of parking professionals in the nation.

Keith B. Jones, Managing Principal & Partner

Keith B. Jones is the Managing Principal of Ace Parking. Keith has led the corporate strategy and operations for the company since 2004, including Ace Parking’s expansion and emergence as the nation’s premier parking company. In his role, Keith is responsible for the strategic and creative operational vision of the company, along with ensuring the company’s growth and profitability and is deeply involved with the company’s new business initiatives. Keith adopted the strong work ethic from his father, Scott, and his grandfather – Ace Parking’s founder Evan V. Jones, and is committed to preserving and improving his family’s business.

From the beginning, Ace was built on twin values. First, to deliver the highest standards of professionalism and service. Second, to maintain a San Diego tradition of neighbor helping neighbor – whatever it takes. Anyone who knows Keith B. Jones will tell you that there is no better description of the man or the company he runs. In fact, this very ethic is the foundation of Ace Parking’s motto: Every Thank You Earned. Keith himself sets the example every day. Never averse to rolling up his sleeves, he’s been known to answer a client email at 3:00 am. He’s been seen in the ticket booth with a new hire. He’s even been the “mystery shopper” to make sure everything is as it should be.

Utterly approachable, Keith is just as comfortable in the employee lounge as he is in a Fortune 500 boardroom. Every Ace client has direct access to Keith, as does a newly-hired valet. He has unlimited time for the parking business, but also for several prominent boards and charity groups. And while he’s known as the steward of a growing company with over $350 million in annual revenue, he’s also known as a nice guy who believes in common decency, basic fairness, and treating everyone he meets with respect.

Now that you know about Keith B. Jones the person, here is a bit more about Keith B. Jones the accomplished executive.

A native San Diegan, Keith has been responsible for corporate vision and strategy, business development, finances, and operations for Ace Parking since 2004. Per his vision of bringing a cutting edge to Ace’s traditional values, Keith has successfully established Ace Parking as the industry’s leading innovator in technology and operations. At the same time, and despite a deep national recession, Keith has leveraged the company’s financial strength to drive steady expansion into new markets and regions across the nation. As a result of these key initiatives, Ace Parking is well positioned to meet the growing needs of our clients, and to lead the parking industry into a new era.

Keith believes strongly in giving back to the community and when he is not engaged in the family business, he invests his time in charitable work and serving in various distinguished local organizations. Keith serves as the Chairman of the Downtown San Diego Partnership; he serves on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, also for the San Diego Police Foundation and Sharp Hospital, as well as a Regional Executive Committee member of GenNext (an organization of successful business professionals whose mission is to tackle tough issues facing future generations). Keith is also an active member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and is the co-founder of the Herb Klein Leadership Roundtable. Keith has also served as a Director at Father Joe’s Villages and is currently actively involved in San Diego’s Campaign to End Chronic Homelessness. Under his direction, Ace Parking is an active member in Urban Land Institute (ULI), several BOMA and HMA chapters across the country, and has contributed to numerous charitable organizations including San Diego Center for Children, Alzheimer’s Association, Lymphoma/Leukemia and the Children’s Miracle Network. Keith holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and a Minor in Business from New York University.

John Baumgardner, CEO & Vice Chairman

As CEO and Vice Chairman, John has the full authority of ownership to make the necessary business decisions regarding the operations of the company.  He has been with Ace Parking for over 25 years and started as the company’s chief internal auditor. John’s background in auditing gives him an unequaled perspective when it comes to reviewing revenue control and operational expenses.  John has been directly responsible for the development and creation of the best revenue control and audit department in the industry today. John has been instrumental in establishing our company’s customer service programs.  Through John’s efforts, Ace Parking has increased the net income at newly acquired Ace facilities while raising the level of customer service.

Steve Burton, President

With nearly 30 years of experience, Steve is one of the parking industry’s top executives. Steve joined Ace Parking in 1989 and is currently President of the company. In that capacity, he directs all of Ace Parking’s new business development and marketing efforts. Over the last 20 years, Steve has doubled the company’s size and is directly responsible for the accelerated growth across the United States.

In addition to his business development role, Steve has been involved in the opening and operating of almost every key project Ace Parking has obtained over the last 26 years. Prior to joining Ace Parking, Steve worked in several parking markets for Central Parking System. His experience includes the management, operations and consulting of every type of parking facility. Steve is a University of Iowa graduate.

Brian Gansert, President of Operations

Brian oversees Ace Parking’s operations covering Special Events, Commercial, Retail and Surface Lot locations. With more than 10 years living and working abroad, Brian combines his international leadership skills with a focus on customer service and attention to detail. His hands-on approach from inception to execution, translates into successful parking operations that maximize revenue potential, as well as providing quality service to each and every customer. Brian received his Bachelor’s degree from California State University Long Beach.

Brian Gansert directly oversees Ace Parking’s Special Events operations including the parking and traffic control for the San Diego Chargers (Qualcomm Stadium facility with 18,500 parking spaces) and the Padres (multiple facilities for the 40,000 seat PETCO Park located in downtown San Diego). Brian also assists when we are opening new operations outside of San Diego.

Mike Tweeten, President, Hospitality Division

With over 17 years of parking experience, Mike oversees the entire Hospitality Division portfolio for Ace Parking. Mike is responsible for the management development of the Division, financial performance, consistency in service standards and customer relations. Having worked his way up from hotel valet and manager positions, Mike possesses in-depth knowledge of hotel operations, including the importance of customer service to revenue collection. Mike is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Sasha Bradley, Vice President, Hospitality Division

With more than 20 years of hospitality experience, Sasha brings a unique leadership approach to our Hospitality Division. She is a graduate of Norwich Hotel School (UK) with HCIMA qualifications and has worked for top hospitality brands. Sasha started her career with Princess Cruises and then moved to the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company before joining Ace Parking over 12 years ago. Starting as a supervisor, she quickly grew to oversee many of our large hotel operations before she was promoted into her executive role as Director of Operations. She has been instrumental in setting service standards for our company and driving high levels of customer service for our clients. As the Vice President of our Hospitality Division, Sasha brings an innovative and effective approach to operations. She is tasked with creating best practices, developing our team into successful managers, ensuring service standards are met, integrating new system and cultivating client relationships. With Sasha’s wealth of knowledge and experience, our hospitality division will continue to lead the parking industry.

Matt Griesheimer, Executive Vice President

Matt is the Executive Vice President for Ace Parking Management in Northern California. Matt has over 10 years of experience in marketing, leasing, acquisitions, operations and management of commercial, hotel, airport, mixed-use and coliseum parking properties. He is an active member of BOMA (Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, East Bay); additionally, he is a member of IREM in San Francisco and is the designated speaker on parking-related topics affecting the San Francisco area. Matt Griesheimer holds a B.S. degree from the University of Maryland in Psychology. Matt is also a veteran who served honorably with the U.S. Navy for 11 years as a Hospital Corpsman.

Ross Seibert, Chief Financial Officer

Ross is responsible for accounting and financial functions for Ace Parking and has over 25 years of experience in these fields. Prior to joining Ace Parking, Ross served as a Chief Financial Officer for over 10 years at other local San Diego companies and has been involved in all aspects of financial reporting, internal controls, information systems, budgeting and cash management. Prior to that, Ross spent 13 years with a Big 4 public accounting firm working with a variety of clients and transactions. Ross has also consulted with several companies assisting them with their financial transactions and reporting needs. Ross received his degree in Accounting from Indiana University and holds an MBA with an emphasis in Finance from San Diego State University.

Jon Gjerset, Chief Information Officer

As Chief Information Officer, Jon is responsible for developing and implementing a wide range of corporate-level technology initiatives designed to enhance our operational performance and streamline costs. Jon is an innovative leader who brings more than 20 years of Information Technology experience to Ace Parking. Known for his IT prowess and operational experience, Jon joined Ace in 2007 after working as Director of IT for Phogenix Imaging, a Kodak and HP joint venture which was a leading developer of retail photofinishing solutions based on inkjet technology. He also served at Pacific Communication Sciences Inc, and Nuera Communications, which pioneered the technology to move data and voice information over digital circuits. Jon holds a B.S. degree in Information Systems from San Diego State University and a collection of IT related certifications.

Michelle Dente, Vice President, Human Resources

Michelle is responsible for providing leadership to the HR function and for strategic planning and organizational development. Michelle is an innovative and profit-driven human resources executive with over 20 years experience in a variety of industries, cultures and locations. Her broad-based human resources experience, matched with her savvy business knowledge and skills, offer a unique set of qualifications that make her an excellent addition to Ace Parking. Michelle has a B.S in management and a MBA in business administration from CSU Dominguez Hills, CA. She is also currently a doctoral candidate pursuing a PHD in education.