Allan Copping, Chief Executive Officer
Gordon Craig, Chief Operating Officer
Brad Yen, Senior Vice President, Finance
Julian Jones, Senior Vice President, Business Development
Milan Zivkovic, Chief Information Officer
Stephen M.G. Richards, General Counsel and Sr. Vice President
Christopher Johnson, Senior Vice President, Eastern U.S.
Kobie Brandt, Senior Vice President, Western Canada and U.S.
TJ Schmaltz, Vice President, Human Resources
Chief Executive Officer
As Impark's President and Chief Executive Officer, Allan Copping is responsible for ensuring the company meets its commitments to stakeholders, including clients, parking customers, employees and shareholders.
With over twenty years of financial and real estate asset management experience, including four years as Impark's Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Copping is experienced in corporate development projects, investment management, mergers and acquisitions, and parking operations.
Mr. Copping holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia, and earned his Chartered Accountant designation in 1989.
Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Gordon Craig oversees the day-to-day business operations and delivery of client services and parking to customers via branch offices and shared services.
In 1998, Mr. Craig joined Impark and since then, has held positions that include District Manager, General Manager of City Collection (a subsidiary of Impark), BC Regional Manager, Eastern Canada Regional Manager, and Corporate Services Manager, handling the company's insurance and surety bonding programs. Mr. Craig has been in the parking industry since 1994.
He is currently a member of BOMA International, the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, the Canadian Parking Association and the National Parking Association.
Senior Vice President, Finance
As Impark's Senior Vice President, Finance, Brad Yen leads the financial areas of the business, including accounting and financial reporting, planning, forecasting, budgeting, treasury and taxation. Mr. Yen collaborates with the company's CEO and executive team to manage investment decisions and the allocation of capital and resources as part of implementing the company's strategic initiatives.
Mr. Yen joined Impark in 2005 and previously had advised the company for over ten years in many financial aspects. He brings his extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, financial accounting and taxation and utilizes his expertise to integrate all financial matters appropriately with the operations of the company.
Mr. Yen holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia and earned his Chartered Accountant designation in 1994.
Senior Vice President, Business Development
As Senior Vice President, Business Development, Julian Jones is responsible for the development of new business strategies and initiatives in North America. This includes responding to new business opportunities, providing marketing and new business support to the regionalized new business development teams, coordinating new business company-wide, marketing initiatives and corporate image materials. In addition, Julian is responsible for media relations and other external communications.
Since joining Impark in 1992, Mr. Jones has held several positions in both marketing and operations, including Manager of New Business Development, General Manager, and Vice President, Western Region. Prior to Impark, Mr. Jones spent a year in property management in Canada and five years in real estate sales in the U.K.
Mr. Jones holds a BSc., Architecture from the University of Dundee, Scotland, and a PostGrad Diploma, Business Studies from The London School of Economics.
Chief Information Officer
As Chief Information Officer, Milan Zivkovic is responsible for the strategy, planning, development and deployment of technology solutions - which include support services, project delivery, and management of information technology infrastructure. In this role, Mr. Zivkovic leads Impark's strategic technology plans, IT security, and standards initiatives to enhance the organization's position as a technology leader in the North American parking industry.
Mr. Zivkovic has also been appointed as the Privacy Officer for Impark. In this role, he is responsible for the development, implementation and management of Impark's information privacy framework and privacy management plan. Mr. Zivkovic brings 16 years of comprehensive, executive experience in advanced information technology management to the company. His expertise includes strategy development, implementation and integration of systems, management of technology portfolios and on-going support of business applications, with full operating and capital budget accountability.
Mr. Zivkovic has earned a solid reputation among colleagues and customers alike as an executive with a rare balance of strategic insight, operational expertise, hands-on technological and financial skills, and sales and marketing savvy.
Stephen M.G. Richards
General Counsel and Sr. Vice President
As Impark’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Stephen Richards oversees all Impark legal activities, leads various Impark back office initiatives and plays a key role with several Impark strategic objectives including corporate development and acquisitions.
Mr. Richards joins Impark following his tenure with Intrawest ULC. There, he was responsible for all of the organization's legal services, corporate governance, risk management.
Mr. Richards received a BA and LLB from the University of British Columbia.
Senior Vice President, Eastern U.S.
As Senior Vice President, Eastern U.S., Chris Johnson oversees operations and business development activities for Impark in Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Atlanta and Miami. With over twenty-two years experience in the parking industry, Chris has extensive experience managing portfolio's in multiple diverse markets, from New Orleans to Toronto. He is responsible for ensuring existing client portfolio's consistently meet key financial and service level objectives, while successfully developing new relationships and projects to facilitate market share growth.
Mr. Johnson is currently a member of the National Parking Association, BOMA International and the International Parking Institute.
Senior Vice President, Major Markets
Kobie Brandt is responsible for the Major Markets portfolio across Impark's branch network. Major Market segments include healthcare, education, municipal, airports, hospitality and large-scale stadium and event venues. In each segment, he is responsible for managing a team of parking professionals overseeing key client relationships with a goal to aggressively expand Impark's presence in each Major Market segment. This is accomplished through the development and execution of targeted strategic objectives in the specific areas of operations, human resources, business development, marketing and technology.
Mr. Brandt also oversees the acquisition and Concession / P3 / Design Build opportunities in each of the Major Market segments. In his 12+ year career with Impark, Kobie has overseen all aspects of the business including the Western Canadian and U.S. regions, the wholly-owned Advanced and Metro Parking brands as well as leading the company's back office initiatives as Vice-President, Shared Services.
Mr. Brandt serves on Impark's Strategic Planning Committee and is a member of BOMA, NAIOP, ICSC, and the National and International Parking Associations. Mr. Brandt proudly serves as a member of the Board of the Canadian Parking Association. He is also a member of the Advocacy Committee of the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association.
Vice President, Human Resources
As Vice President, Human Resources, TJ Schmaltz is responsible for all human resources and payroll functions for Impark in Canada and the United States. This includes supporting the organization’s various branches in all aspects of recruitment and selection; leave, compensation and benefit management; labour and employee relations; collective bargaining; training and development; health and safety; statutory compliance; and, payroll administration. Mr. Schmaltz works closely with the Impark’s CEO and executive team to support the organization’s strategic objectives through human resource management best practices.
Mr. Schmaltz joined Impark in 2014 and brings with him extensive human resource management experience working in complex, multi-union, multi-business organizations, including BC’S largest retailer. He has also served as a part-time faculty member for the School of Business at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and with Simon Fraser University. Prior to a career in human resources, Mr. Schmaltz was a practicing labour and employment lawyer.
Mr. Schmaltz holds an LLB and a BCL from McGill University and is a Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP). He proudly serves as a member of the Board of the Human Resource Management Association and is also a member of the Board for the Ucluelet Aquarium Society.