FOSTER CITY, Calif., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Streetline, Inc., the leading global provider of smart parking solutions for cities, airports, universities, private organizations, and consumers, today announced the appointment of Steve Douty as Senior Vice President, Product Management.
Douty brings an exceptional background that includes more than two decades of successful leadership in mobile applications and consumer software. Most recently, Douty served as Vice President, Communications, Communities and Mobile Product Management at Yahoo! where he held product management responsibility for Mail, Messenger, Flickr, Answers, Groups, Connected TV and all mobile products. Prior, Douty held various senior management roles with LivePerson, Groopix, Octopus Software (acquired by Ask Jeeves), Moxie Software, Hotmail (acquired by Microsoft), and AT&T Paradyne.
"Customer-focused innovation is at the heart of Streetline's success so far," said Zia Yusuf, president and CEO of Streetline. "Steve's history of ideating and successfully taking new products to market provides additional depth to our world class management team and will help us continue to accelerate our market momentum. We're pleased to welcome Steve to the team."
"What excites me about delivering great products is the opportunity to innovate – to think of creative new ways to convert customer needs into integrated and differentiated offerings," said Douty. "The opportunity to 'reinvent parking' is an exciting one. I look forward to joining the Streetline leadership team and to delivering game-changing products not only to cities and private parking operators of all kinds, but to consumers around the globe."
Douty is based out of Streetline's corporate headquarters in Foster City and reports to Streetline CEO Zia Yusuf. Steve holds a Bachelor's degree in math and computer science from Dartmouth College.
About Streetline, Inc.
Streetline's mission is to make smart cities a reality through the use of sensor-enabled mobile and web applications. As the leading global provider of smart parking solutions for cities, airports, universities, private garages, and consumers, Streetline's pioneering technology connects citizens with critical information to improve the way they live and work, while making cities more efficient and lessening their environmental impact.
Experts estimate that 30 percent of urban traffic is caused by motorists looking for parking. Additionally, vehicle emissions resulting from drivers looking for parking are so closely linked that a year-long study found that drivers in a 15 block district in Los Angeles drove in excess of 950,000 miles, produced 730 tons of carbon dioxide and used 47,000 gallons of gas searching for parking. [*Based on 2007 study by Professor Donald Shoup, University of California, Los Angeles]
Streetline is a privately held company headquartered in Foster City, Calif. with smart parking deployments across the U.S. including California, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Virginia and Washington D.C. The company was recently named one of Fast Company's 10 Most Innovative Companies in Transportation, as well as IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year.
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