Bytemark, Inc., a leading platform for transit fare solutions and intermodal mobility, today announced the appointment of Eric Reese as Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Reese brings extensive experience and invaluable perspectives from both the agency and provider sides and has been instrumental in implementing fare payments solutions for some of the most challenging transportation networks both domestically and globally.
In his role as COO, he will oversee day-to-day activities and ensure continued advancement on project deliveries. He will also lead longer-term Strategic Development strategies.
“I am very excited to welcome Eric to Bytemark,” said Marcus Welz, CEO of Bytemark, a position he holds in addition to leading Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems business North America. “His combination of strategy, client-focused project management and hands-on experience will help elevate the company to the next level and propel Bytemark further in its growth path.”.
Before coming to Bytemark, Eric worked at Gannett Fleming, an American engineering firm, where he was a Vice President for Business Development where he led their Strategy growth in their Transportation/Transit & Rail Global business lines. Prior to that, he served as Director for Global Strategy for Scheidt & Bachmann, a company that markets state-of-the-art Parking and Fare Collection Systems. There he headed up strategy, sales development and services for various US markets and later expanded to global market oversight.
Eric also served as Director, Revenue for the Chicago Transit Authority, where he oversaw the development, implementation and transition of the Ventra fare payment as well as overseeing all of their Revenue, Real Estate and Marketing efforts. Before that, he served in various senior leadership roles within the City of Chicago. He is a member of the Leadership APTA Class of 2019.
Bytemark is well-positioned to become a major player in the transformation of public transportation that is taking place today — with seamless booking, planning and payment services providing passengers with handsfree, account-based ticketing and door-to-door routing – all on one app.
Bytemark, together with Siemens Mobility and HaCon, provide a unique and holistic ecosystem of digital services and solutions: from trip planning across passenger communication to mobile ticketing, payment and comprehensive Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions, from fleet management, demand-responsive transit to train planning systems and mobility data analytics with multiple implementations in place.
Founded in 2011, Bytemark is a provider of Transit Fare Collection solutions to over 20 transit agencies across the globe, including New York Waterway, Toronto Transit Commission, Capital Metro (Austin, TX), and King County Metro (Seattle, WA), SamTrans (San Mateo County Transit District/CA) and RET (Rotterdam/Netherlands). Based in New York City, Bytemark also operates regional offices in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and India. In 2017, HaCon a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens AG, acquired the majority of Bytemark Inc. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org www.bytemark.co