The Parking Network, Inc. (TPN) is a nationwide parking consulting firm, specializing in financial and operational aspects of parking. TPN’s main focus is increasing and protecting parking revenue for our clients, while acting as a solid proponent and catalyst for the implementation of efficient and effective operational procedures. Recently we created Performance Monitoring, a more real-time audit system based upon our years of experience with more traditional financial performance and operational reviews.
We provide consulting services for the top property managers nationally,and since 2005 TPN has been awarded the exclusive parking tax contract in one of our home cities, the City of Los Angeles, which spans over 100 zip codes and 469 square miles. TPN is an industry pioneer in the quality of our operational and financial reviews and municipal tax program services.
Our extensive operational and financial reviews are unparalleled in the industry. We provide our clients with an in-depth analysis of their parking operations while also educating them on the parking industry. TPN offers practical, useful recommendations as well as innovative parking solutions.
TPN also developed, organized, and administered the industry's first Parking Surcharge Tax Program. This program was designed to assist municipalities in the financial analysis of local parking operators and to increase the collection of the city's parking tax.
We have years of experience and proven results improving parking revenue for commercial properties, small operators, colleges & universities, municipalities, hospitals and medical centers, transportation and airports.
The Parking Network, Inc. (TPN) was founded in 1997 by experienced parking facility operators who wanted to present solutions to the problems facing the parking industry. These operators knew the key areas of parking operations where revenue can be increased or lost.
Clyde B. Wilson, Jr.
President & CEO of The Parking Network, Inc.
Clyde B. Wilson, Jr., the President and owner of The Parking Network, Inc., has over twenty-seven years of experience as a creative, “hands-on” manager of public and private parking facilities and applies his practical, “real world” operational approach with TPN’s consulting programs. After stints in the Air Force and retailer Sears, he began his career in the parking industry in 1979 in the corporate office of now-giant Central Parking System. After his employment with Central, Clyde joined commercial operating company, APCOA, as a corporate executive. Since co-founding TPN and becoming a consultant in 1997, he has focused his unique problem-solving skills on operational, audit, and management issues for parking facilities in a multitude of settings. Beginning as a general parking consulting company, TPN has evolved into a parking financial and operations performance monitoring firm, under Clyde’s vision. With the goal of providing unique performance monitoring programs for TPN clients, Clyde developed TPN’s Dashboard Program, Focus Program, Quality Assurance Program, and Team II Program. These industry-changing parking solutions take parking revenue and operational oversight to a new level of sophistication and productivity, assuring clients that their parking revenue is being monitored by experienced parking performance and audit professionals.
In addition to TPN’s Business Services and audit division, Clyde developed the parking tax collection audit and monitoring program for a system of over 400 parking locations in Miami and over 2000 locations in Los Angeles. These programs have generated tens of millions of dollars of new tax revenue for their respective cities.
A native of Tennessee, Clyde now resides in Houston, TX. He has written articles for several parking publications in the US and internationally and has been a speaker on numerous topics for parking related conventions. Clyde is also a member of the Temecula Parking Group (TPG), a parking “think tank” designed to improve the image, resources, and representation of the parking industry.
CEO – The Parking Network, Inc.
Lila has over 16 years of professional experience in business management and over 8 years in the parking industry. Early in her career, Lila directed operations for White Mountain Foods, a 30 year old family-owned manufacturing business. As CEO of the nationally-distributed food manufacturer, she instituted competitive vendor bidding to greatly decrease cost of raw materials, created a national marketing campaign to reverse a 20 year negative seasonal sales trend, and expanded the distribution network to increase product sales.
As a Senior Associate with The Parking Network (TPN), Lila has been a contributor to over 100 projects. She has consulted with regional parking operators managing over 500 locations in order to identify risk and make recommendations for revenue control improvement. She has experience with on-street parking operations, municipal-owned parking assets, Class A office building parking facilities, settlement negotiation, remote facility management, event parking, and municipal tax programs.
Lila has also been directly involved in the development and implementation of TPN’s Dashboard Program establishing monthly financial monitoring, the Focus Program which remotely manages parking operations, Performance Monitoring which provides real-time auditing, and TPN’s tiered financial and operational reviews.
In addition, Lila has been involved in numerous business start-ups from the position of co-founder to business formation consultant. The business start-ups include varied industries from engineering services to private airport operations. These experiences give her an excellent perspective on process improvements and new opportunities to increase a property’s revenue generating potential and overall profitability.
Vice President - The Parking Network, Inc.
Scott has over 10 years of business experience in varied fields. In addition to that experience, he interned at a Wall St. firm on a proprietary trading desk, at marketing and PR firm that won the prestigious Silver Anvil award, and worked in groups to complete strategic plans for companies while at graduate school (MBA) in Southern California.
Early in his career he worked in the corporate office of one of the largest real estate companies in America. The pilot program he participated in customized websites to integrate with online marketing campaigns and previous branding. As this program became more scalable, it was rolled out through Southern California and eventually throughout the entire company. While preparing for graduate school he performed a number of functions for a small East Coast company, creating forecasting and revenue trend models, as well as occasionally participating in sales programs.
Finishing his MBA with a focus on finance, he began working in the international headquarters of a financial institution with over 1.5 trillion dollars under management. At this company he performed portfolio analysis and financial reviews of billion dollar portfolios. Seeing the industry leading vision, Scott joined The Parking Network and has since participated in a variety of its high-caliber services, including its Performance Monitoring program, Financial Reviews, and Consultation services.
Director - The Parking Network, Inc.
Mary Beth joined The Parking Network, Inc. in 2008 as part of the national audit team based in Austin, TX after spending five years working in the banking industry. With a background in auditing procedures and an attention to detail, she was able to quickly adapt her skill set for use in the parking industry and meet the unique needs of TPN’s clients during operational and financial reviews. A year later, she returned to her native Southern California and began working in the Los Angeles office, contracted by the City to administer the Parking Occupancy Tax Discovery Program.
In addition to conducting parking occupancy tax audits throughout the city, Mary Beth worked in tandem with the City of Los Angeles Office of Finance to streamline procedures, refine processes and timelines, and increase productivity. As the newly appointed Director of the LA office, Mary Beth always strives to fulfill the obligations of the Parking Occupancy Tax Discovery Program and believes that maintaining open communication and strong working relationships with operators is key to its success.
As a member of Women In Parking, Mary Beth looks forward to both sharing and acquiring new knowledge and ideas as the parking industry continues to evolve.
Accounting Associate - The Parking Network, Inc.
Michelle, Accounting Associate, has 19 years of accounting experience with both small companies and large corporations. Michelle graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelors in Business Administration in Accounting. She graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Michelle began with The Parking Network, Inc. in 2007 and has contributed to numerous large scale audits, Performance Monitoring and the L.A. municipal tax program. Michelle is an active community member and volunteers with various non-profit organizations.