We solve parking challenges


About CityLift

Parking systems you can count on

CityLift Parking designs, installs, and services automated parking systems that reduce the footprint needed for parking and can typically be done at a lower cost per space than conventional parking. CityLift is headquartered in Oakland, CA and has offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, and Boston.

Our Team

A dedicated experienced team

With over 139 years of combined experience, our team has the experience and insight to save you more space and money than you’d ever imagine.




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Combined Experience

Executive Team

Scott Gable


With over 28 years of real estate and business operations experience, Scott serves as CityLift’s Chief Executive Officer. Prior to creating CityLift, Scott served as Chief Operating Officer for Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust where he played a key role in establishing the single family rental industry as an institutional asset class—eventually taking the company public in 2014. Previous to this, Mr. Gable was with Wells Fargo Bank where he helped create the home equity lending business and ultimately served as its EVP of Operations across the United States. Scott began his career with Booz Allen & Hamilton where he consulted on operations and strategy for consumer products, entertainment, and retail companies—eventually becoming a principal. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an AB in International Relations from Stanford University.

Terence Chen

Chief Engineer

Terence comes to CityLift with 17 years of engineering expertise. He is an expert in manufacturing and field installation and currently serves as Chief Engineer for CityLift Parking. Prior to CityLift, Terence was Technical and Quality Director of Snap-on’s Asia Pacific Region where he created robust quality and warranty systems to support fast growth in the vehicle lift, tire changer, wheel balancer, and aligner verticals. Terence began his career with FCI as a process engineer leader setting up a new automotive harness manufacturing facility. Terrence holds a Master Degree in Engineering from Suzhou University and a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical and Lift Engineering from Shanghai Maritime University.

Brandon Richardson

Chief Technology Officer

As CityLift’s Chief Technology Officer, Brandon oversees the Technical, Supply Chain and the Service Organizations. Prior to CityLift, Brandon served as the Alaska Regional IT Manager for ConocoPhillips where he played a key role in technologically transforming the region through advanced analytics and modernization initiatives. Prior to ConocoPhillips, Brandon served in numerous leadership roles within Chevron developing enterprise strategies, driving control system integration and overseeing global ERP deployments. Brandon begin his career 21 years ago, as an officer in the US Army implementing innovative solutions in some of the most hazardous environments in the world. He holds an MBA from Norwich University and a BA in Political Science from Texas State University, San Marcos.

Kelly Smith

VP, Installation

Kelly is responsible for City Lift’s operations and installation team across North America. His team provides the expertise to develop strategic installation plans that are unique to each project and their site conditions. Kelly brings 30 years of professional construction experience developed while tenured at some of the nations most respected contractors including, Skanska USA, Webcor, and Swinerton Builders. His approach to quality, safety, and reliability span all aspects of our performance from preconstruction through commissioning of our lifts. Kelly began his career in the field as a project engineer and project manager in the commercial and industrial market sectors. These were essential foundations in the development of his acute understanding of the design and construction business environment. He holds a BS in Building Construction from the University of Washington.

Claire Crouse, CPA

VP, Finance

Claire comes to CityLift with over 30 years of experience in accounting and finance in real estate, construction and auditing experience. She is an seasoned leader with a strong understanding of real estate and construction operations and it’s translation to financial reporting. Prior to CityLift, Claire served in high level accounting and finance roles for Lennar Homes, Signature Properties, Housing Consortium of the East Bay and others. She began her career with KPMG. Claire holds a BS in Accounting from California University East Bay and maintains an active California CPA license.

Mike Brinck

Vice President, Sales

Mike has a 25-year proven record in direct sales, channel sales, and executive management and joined CityLift full time in June as the Vice President of Sales. Previous to joining CityLift, Mike spent 16 months consulting for Digital Realty Trust (DLR) - a world leader in the data center space, and prior to that co-founded a data center infrastructure monitoring business focused on UPS and battery backup power systems where he helped build a profitable global business over 6 years and then successfully sold it to a private equity firm in June of 2012. Prior to Canara, Mike was responsible for growing several successful enterprise software/hardware startups such as Data Power Monitoring Corporation, Alternative Systems, Vastera (successful IPO in 2000), and Qiva by building direct and channel sales efforts.

Melissa Kakuk

Vice President, Business Development (West)

As the head of CityLift’s Western Region, Melissa works directly with clients from conceptualization and design through pre-construction and delivery by leveraging 12 years of industry experience. Before joining CityLift, she was a top salesperson at Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust. Prior to that, Melissa consistently ranked in the top 4% of Realtors nationwide with a focus on investment properties. She also developed and managed a construction company that specializes in high-end residential remodels and is a certified Green Garage Assessor. Melissa studied Business Administration at California Polytechnic University, Pomona.

AJ Jenkins

Vice President, Business Development (East Coast and Midwest)

AJ Jenkins began his career over 20 years ago as President of his own construction company building high end luxury homes and small to medium sized commercial projects. He since moved on having a long history developing signature projects and accounts in both the civil and structural engineering industry as a National Accounts Manager in the US and Canada, along with working as a Key Accounts Manager in the UAE. He developed, procured and managed multi-million dollar projects from inception to project close out in verticals such as both the Public and Private sectors, along with University, Medical, Industrial, & Commercial sectors. AJ has cultivated and managed US projects in greater metropolitan areas ie: NYC, Chicago, St Louis, San Diego, Miami, & LA.

Scott Brafford

Vice President, Business Development (Pacific Northwest)

Scott oversees all business development for CityLift in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to CityLift, Scott led numerous high profile construction projects, most recently as an owner’s rep. for a modular biodiesel production facility. Prior to this, Scott served as a manufacturer representative for the power, process, and mining industries, coordinating sales, service, and construction efforts. Scott was the Founder and CEO of Enok, Inc. which developed technology for cell phones to be used as keys. He also co-founded Pinnacle Group, LLC which led federal procurement and construction contracts nationwide. Scott began his construction career 20 years ago, holds a BS in Financial Management with a Real Estate concentration from California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo.