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.