Meet the Leadership Team at Cross Safe
Founded in 1994 in Charlotte, North Carolina, with just a few employees and one customer, Cross Safe’s parent company Park Inc has expanded to over 100 operations, with more than 400 employees. Founder Brian Haupricht remains the company’s chief executive officer and its principal shareholder.
Brian Haupricht is President of Park Inc which is the parent company of Cross Safe. Brian started as a valet parking attendant while attending The Ohio State University in 1991. In 1993, Brian received his bachelor’s degree in Science Education. In 1994, Brian moved to Charlotte, NC and expanded the service. After 4 years as the Charlotte Area Manager, Brian became a partner with the responsibility of overseeing the Southeast operations. Brian became President of the company in 2004.
Brian and Park Inc have received numerous awards including Business Leader Movers & Shakers for 2011, Business Leader Top 50 Entrepreneurs for 2012, Inner City 100 list for 8 years, Inc 5000 list the past 5 years, Charlotte Fast 50 for 2 years, 40 under 40 2006 and the Mayor’s Certificate of Merit in 2008. Brian has been a member of the Charlotte Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization since 2002 and was the Secretary for the National Parking Association’s Valet Council. Brian has a wife, Leslie, a daughter Hannah, and a daughter Alexis.
Vice President of Operations
Gary Lewis currently oversees all Cross Safe field operations having initially joined the team in 1998. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University with a B.A. in Politics. In addition to being a Certified Parking Professional, Gary is an active member of the National Parking Association and serves both on its Board of Directors as well as Chairman of the National Valet Council, and National Valet Parking Associations.
Mr. Lewis brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his position as Corporate Vice President of Operations and as a minority shareholder of the business. With his wife, Lauren Ashley, he has two sons, Cooper and Angus.
Human Resources Manager
Kim is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources including Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations, and Benefits. In addition, Kim is responsible for ensuring compliance with all federal and state regulatory agencies including the EEO and the OFCCP. She joined Park Inc in January 2015.
Prior to joining Park Inc, Kim spent 13 years at Swisher Hygiene as their Vice President of Human Resources. During her tenure at Swisher, Kim oversaw all aspects of Human Resources and Payroll while also leading the HR team in integration activities for 75+ acquisitions. In 2010 Kim worked to help transition the company from a privately held organization to a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ stock exchange. In between working at Swisher and coming to Park Inc, Kim worked as a Consultant at Wells Fargo as an Implementation Consultant writing policies and procedures for their non-employee/contingent work force.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Jay handles customer relationship management, sales and marketing for Cross Safe. His responsibilities extend across Park Inc’s entire national portfolio. Jay’s involvement in the parking community began in 1998. He has worked in a wide range of roles including general counsel and general manager, taking on responsibilities both large (overseeing 12,000 parking spaces, 5 large garages and supervising nearly 75 managerial, valet, cashiering, technical/maintenance and janitorial team members for a multi-campus hospital organization) and small (valeting cars, fixing pay stations, laying out parking stops, sitting in for sick cashiers at parking garages and managing special event parking lots).
When working with new and existing clients to pursue dynamic solutions to their parking or professional crossing service needs, Jay brings the benefit of all his experiences, along with an extensive knowledge of personnel, equipment, and technology.
Jay is a graduate of Davidson College and Columbia Law School.
After moving to the Charlotte area from Memphis, Tennessee with her husband Robert, Angela joined Park Inc and Cross Safe in late 2015 and accepted a permanent position on the accounting team in early 2016. In 2019, Angela was promoted to Corporate Controller.
Angela graduated from Johnson C. Smith University in May 2018 with a degree in Accounting.
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