Taking parking further

The faces behind Legacy

Legacy was created to bring a premium offering, and a new experience, to parking for commercial real estate. We saw that parking management could be so much more than just changing the signs and turning the lights on. No matter the project, we aspire to bring new technologies, efficiency, and service that goes above the expected.

Each of the principals of Legacy, Nicholas Wenderoth and Joe Wenderoth, bring unique experience and perspectives to the company. Joe has been in the parking industry for over 35 years, add in Nicholas’ fresh thinking, and you get a whole new perspective on parking.

We don’t see ourselves as a parking management company. We see ourselves as a value add for your business. Our goal: To serve all your parking needs so well that we help maximize your asset.

More about Legacy

Joe Wenderoth

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Wenderoth started Legacy Parking Company in October of 2012 after thirty-five (35) years of service in the industry.  His unique ability to develop business relationships by adding value to client assets now serves as the driving force behind Legacy Parking Company.

Prior to launching Legacy Parking Company, Joe served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Atlanta based Lanier Parking Solutions.  While at Lanier, Joe was responsible for defining the company’s operating platform and expansion efforts, both locally and nationally.

Over his thirty-five (35) year career, Joe has served as an executive with several national parking companies including Central Parking, Standard Parking, and System Parking.  He has also been directly involved in some of the nation’s most prominent projects which include: Century City in Los Angeles, the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, 2002 and 2010 Winter Olympic Games, 3 PGA Championships, Turner Field, CNN Center, Atlantic Station, and several other major developments throughout the U.S.

Nick Wenderoth

President I Chief Operating Officer

Nick Wenderoth serves as Chief Operating Officer and President at Legacy Parking Company.  A graduate of Georgia Tech with a major in both Management and Finance, Nick had elected to follow in his father’s footsteps by starting his career in the parking industry by working special events for the Georgia Tech Athletic Department.  Upon graduating from Tech, Nick worked his way up at Lanier from an Assistant Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC, to General Manager of the much larger Phoenix, Arizona market.  During each assignment, he was directly responsible for the complete oversight of all accounts as well as the creating and implementation of new and creative marketing solutions.  Nick joined his father in October of 2012 to launch Legacy Parking where he served as General Manager over the Chicago market.  As the Company’s portfolio continued to grow, Nick assumed the role of Executive Vice President and ultimately took his current position as COO of Legacy Parking Company.  Today, Nick is directly involved in leading all aspects of the Company’s operations.

Michael Beadle

Chief Marketing Officer

Michael Beadle joined Legacy Parking effective July 1st, 2017 as the Vice President of Business Development.  A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in Business Economics, Michael had spent the first eight (8) years of his professional career selling IT asset management solutions for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.  In Michael’s previous role as Financial Area Manager for the Southeast Region, he acted as the CFO of the product sales team, bridging the gap between technology and finance while consulting with customers on the most financially advantageous way to pay for large scale IT projects.

In Michael’s role at Legacy Parking, he will have dual areas of responsibility.  The first area of responsibility is to lead the business development initiatives for the Midwest United States, expanding the Legacy Parking brand throughout the region.  The second area will be to work with the local management teams to develop, implement, and manage all aspects of site-specific marketing campaigns.   This initiative is designed to assist onsite personnel in maximizing the full revenue potential of each parking asset managed by Legacy Parking Company.

Glenn Kurtz

Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Glenn Kurtz joined Legacy Parking in October 2020 as Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. In his role, Kurtz is responsible for identifying, integration and alignment of all growth-related activities in the Southeastern United States; including marketing and sales, consulting, growth management, new markets and customer relations.

Kurtz joined Legacy Parking from Georgia Institute of Technology where he served as Director, Parking Operations. During Kurtz’s tenure, Georgia Tech was designated as an Accredited Parking Operation by the International Parking and Management Institute, constructed a state-of-the-art 800 space parking facility and increased gross revenue by 15%. Prior to Georgia Tech, Kurtz was an Executive Vice President at Lanier Parking Solutions where he was responsible for developing and marketing new services that integrated parking and transportation demand management strategies. Kurtz has been involved in several notable contract awards and operations including Atlantic Station, AT&T (formerly BellSouth), AmericasMart, Underground Atlanta, the Atlanta Botanical Garden and many more.

Frank McGarvey

Senior Vice President
Mr. McGarvey joined Legacy Parking in February 2015 as Regional Vice President over Southeastern Operations.  In his new role, Mr. McGarvey is responsible for the day to day operations of the Company’s existing portfolio in the Florida and Georgia markets.  In addition, Mr. McGarvey is responsible for market growth and expansion throughout his designated region.

Mr. McGarvey started his career in the parking industry serving as Operations Manager for several major hotels in the Atlanta market to include the Hyatt Regency, Marriott Marquis, Grand Hyatt, JW Marriott and the Airport Marriott.  In addition to his full time responsibilities, Mr. McGarvey also assisted with the startup of several outer market projects including the Hyatt Greenville, the Grove Park Inn and the Marriott World Center in Orlando.  In 1998, Mr. McGarvey assumed the position as Director of Parking Operations for the Georgia World Congress Center Authority before switching companies in 2004 to become General Manager at Lanier Parking Solutions.  While employed at Lanier, Frank was responsible for 100+ accounts throughout the Atlanta market, served as General Manager for the South Florida market and held the position as Vice President of Business Development.

Sally Samara

Vice President of Finance & Accounting

A graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a major in Finance, Sally spent the first ten (10) years of her professional career in commercial real estate and property management.  In Sally’s previous roles, she was responsible for the management and financial performance of Commercial Class A properties in addition to mixed-use assets.  Sally prides herself on the leadership and development of the employees she has an opportunity to work with as well as the strong relationships she’s built with clients through transparency, honesty and caring.

In Sally’s role at Legacy Parking, she is leading the development of our accounting department, implementing new company-wide technologies and procedures and joins the executive team with a focus on the management of the Company’s financial strategies.

Chris Gravel

Vice President of Operations
Chris has been in the Parking Industry for over 20 years. He started as the District Manager for Towne Park in Nashville and then moved to Houston where he oversaw multiple luxury hotels, commercial facilities and an event venue as the City Manager for Ace Parking. He then went back to Towne Park as the Area Manager for the Houston market. He then left Towne Park to start his own company, CG Parking Solutions. After selling his company, he moved to Indianapolis to work as the Area Manager for PMC. Chris joined Legacy Parking as the Vice President of Operations in July 2019.

Todd Griffies

General Manager
As the General Manager for our Central/North Florida market since 2018, Todd Griffies oversees the daily operations and contract compliance for several different and highly demanding class A office properties. Todd’s responsibilities include but are not limited to: overseeing the monthly and annual reporting of financial performance for all properties within the Central/North Florida Market, reviewing and managing a combination of P&L reports, leading philanthropy projects, and implementing the installation and management of revenue control equipment to include a vast diversity of parking management software.

Prior to Legacy, Todd worked in the parking industry overseeing 200 employees helping each individual to achieve personal and company growth.  He has overseen NBA All Star game, NBA finals, numerous division one bowl games, as well as Copa America soccer.

Nick Klytta

General Manager
Nick Klytta joined Legacy Parking in November 2019 as a General Manager overseeing operations for the South Florida Market.  He began his career in 2012 working in Chicago, Illinois for LAZ Parking as an Assistant Manager working his way up to Director of Operations having direct oversight of the hospitality portfolio which consisted of 15 properties.  In 2017, Nick relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota as a Director of Operations to open up a new market for LAZ Parking, having direct oversight of all of the operations and assisted in growing the market to 10 locations which included residential, hotel, and commercial properties.

Nick is a proven leader, who works tirelessly to accomplish the task at hand no matter the level of difficulty. Nick inspires his team through his hands-on approach of truly understanding every operation we manage. He has consistently impressed and exceeded expectations of his subordinates, peers, management and clients at each level which has led to his success over the years.

Sean Foster

Director of Operational Excellence
Mr. Foster joined Legacy Parking in November of 2017 as Operations Manager and Director of Operational Excellence.  Mr. Foster oversees operations in the Georgia market.  In addition, Sean has established the Operational Excellence Department (OPEX) for Legacy Parking.  The OPEX Department acts as a support role for the entire management staff throughout Legacy’s network.   This support is defined as training, auditing, and standardization of company policies related to quality control.

Mr. Foster has over twenty-three years of hands-on parking industry experience in a variety of managerial and supervisory roles. Prior to joining Legacy, Mr. Foster was with LAZ Parking for ten years where he held many roles including GM of North Florida, Director of Audit for the entire company, GM of Atlanta, and Ops Manager of Atlanta. While in these roles with LAZ, he has supervised over 250+ locations, 75+ managers, and 45+ support staff.  Sean is a graduate of the Georgia State University with a degree in Criminal Justice.