Passport has been named a Charlotte Observer Top Workplace and a Charlotte Business Journal Best Place to Work for 2018. The Charlotte-based company is the global leader in mobility technology solutions, powering cities across the world including Chicago, Toronto, London and Miami. With more than 150 of its 223 employees in its uptown Charlotte office, Passport is one of Charlotte’s fastest growing companies and was recognized in 2018 on the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists.
This is the fourth year that Passport received the best place to work recognition from the Charlotte Observer and the Charlotte Business Journal respectively. The company has experienced explosive growth, following a $43M Series C funding led by Bain Capital Ventures and its recent acquisition of NuPark. As Passport looks to the future, it aims to help cities adapt to the constant changes in mobility and move faster and more efficiently.
“From our humble beginnings to our rapidly-growing organization today, our employees have been developing creative solutions to solve the biggest challenges in mobility,” said Bob Youakim, Passport CEO. “Passport employees have the opportunity to make a real impact and transform the way people move around cities.”
With the acquisition of NuPark, Passport has solidified its place as the leader in mobility technology, serving more than 550 clients worldwide and processing more than $400 million in payments annually.
“We are proud to be recognized as one of the best workplaces in Charlotte,” said Kate Haffey, vice president of people operations at Passport. “As Passport grows, company culture is a top priority and want all of our employees to feel valued and connected to our mission. One of the things that makes Passport special is how much our employees care about their teammates, the clients we serve, and the communities in which we operate.”
Passport maintains a strong company culture by focusing on the five principles that employees live and breathe every day. The first principle, “People First,” reminds employees to think about the people who are impacted by every interaction, whether teammates, clients or end users. Passport also invests time, talent and resources in giving back to the community, focusing on employee wellness and prioritizing diversity and inclusion.
Passport continues to look for talented individuals to join the team. Current job openings can be viewed at on the Passport Careers website.
Passport transforms the way cities manage their operations. The company’s mobile-first platform has been adopted by more than 550 cities, universities, and private operators around the world in cities including Chicago, Toronto, London, and Miami, across more than 5,000 locations. Passport’s product lines — parking, transit and tolling payments, parking enforcement, and permit management — enable organizations in the public and private sectors to streamline their operations, enhance customer service, and make data-driven decisions. Passport has been recognized as one of North America’s fastest growing companies on the Inc. 5000 list and a Best Places to Work in Charlotte, North Carolina.