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Our Team

David Damus

Chief Executive Officer

David Damus serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of System Property Development Company, Inc. and its subsidiaries, based in Sherman Oaks, California. Mr. Damus unique blend of experience encompasses real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, labor law, all aspects of parking and construction projects.

Mr. Damus has completed more than one billion dollars in real estate transactions and is a member of both the California and Pennsylvania State Bars. He received his undergraduate and MBA degrees from the University of Southern California and his law degree from Vanderbilt University.

Mr. Damus serves on several Board of Directors, including The National Parking Association, (Secretary), Vanderbilt University Law School, Board of Advisors, Campbell Hall School (Studio City, CA) and Notre Dame High School (Sherman Oaks, CA).

Tom Philips

Vice President and Director

Mr. Phillips has been in the parking industry since 1952. He has served with System Parking and its related companies as District Manager, Regional Manager, Vice President, and President and CEO of all its companies. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of System Parking, Inc. from 1973 until 1993. He has served on the Board of Directors of System Parking and System Property Development Company since 1973.

Mr. Phillips is considered one of the leaders in the parking industry, being the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of The National Parking Association, where he served on the Executive Committee in excess of 15 years. He was also the President of The California Parking Association for eight years. Mr. Phillips completed his Business Administration studies at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois

Tom Philips

Vice President and Director

Mr. Phillips has been in the parking industry since 1952. He has served with System Parking and its related companies as District Manager, Regional Manager, Vice President, and President and CEO of all its companies. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of System Parking, Inc. from 1973 until 1993. He has served on the Board of Directors of System Parking and System Property Development Company since 1973.

Mr. Phillips is considered one of the leaders in the parking industry, being the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of The National Parking Association, where he served on the Executive Committee in excess of 15 years. He was also the President of The California Parking Association for eight years. Mr. Phillips completed his Business Administration studies at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois

Cindy Holdorff

Chief Financial Officer

Cindy Holdorff is the Chief Financial Officer of System Property Development Company, Inc. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Holdorff worked as a forensic accountant specializing in business litigation. She was a Partner at the litigation accounting firms Simpson & Company and White, Zuckerman, Warsavsky, Luna & Hunt. Ms. Holdorff’s prior experience includes working in the Litigation Services practice at Coopers & Lybrand, now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she specialized in forensic accounting and damage claim analysis. She has also worked as an internal auditor at the Southern California Gas Company.

Ms. Holdorff has a Masters of Accountancy from the State University of New York in Ithaca and Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

Jeffrey Griswold

Senior Vice President

Jeffrey Griswold serves as Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretary, and Corporate Officer for System Property Development Company, Inc. Mr. Griswold actively participates in real estate acquisitions and sales, property development, legal issues, management and day-to-day oversight for all of System Property and Motor Parks’ operations.

Mr. Griswold majored in Political Science at the University of Georgia, and is a member of the Central City Association, the CCA Executive Committee, and the National Parking Association.

Jeffrey Griswold

Senior Vice President

Jeffrey Griswold serves as Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretary, and Corporate Officer for System Property Development Company, Inc. Mr. Griswold actively participates in real estate acquisitions and sales, property development, legal issues, management and day-to-day oversight for all of System Property and Motor Parks’ operations.

Mr. Griswold majored in Political Science at the University of Georgia, and is a member of the Central City Association, the CCA Executive Committee, and the National Parking Association.

Ryan Likes

Vice President and Special Projects

Ryan Likes works with the senior management team to identify, assess, and actuate new strategic opportunities and investments for System Property and Motor Parks. Before joining the System team, Ryan held senior operational, business and legal roles, and was a member of the senior management team, of several notable media companies.

Ryan began his career as an M&A and corporate finance attorney for O’Melveny & Myers and has a JD from Yale Law School and a BA from UCLA.

Alex Pilavjian

General Counsel

Alex Pilavjian serves as General Counsel for System Property Development Company, Inc. and Motor Parks, LLC. Alex oversees all of the legal matters of the company, including those related to real estate transactions, parking operations, corporate compliance, employment matters and litigation.

Alex earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance from California State University Northridge. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Alex is admitted to the State Bar of California and to the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Alex Pilavjian

General Counsel

Alex Pilavjian serves as General Counsel for System Property Development Company, Inc. and Motor Parks, LLC. Alex oversees all of the legal matters of the company, including those related to real estate transactions, parking operations, corporate compliance, employment matters and litigation.

Alex earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance from California State University Northridge. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Alex is admitted to the State Bar of California and to the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Sohal Islam

Vice President of Operations

Sohal Islam is the Vice President of Operations for Motor Parks. He is responsible for day-to-day oversight of parking operations, client relationships, and business development. Mr. Islam has been in the parking industry for nearly thirty years and has extensive knowledge of every aspect of the parking business.

Prior to joining Motor Parks, Mr. Islam served as the Senior Vice President of Operations at WallyPark.

Olivia Petts

National Property Manager

Olivia Petts serves as the National Property Manager for System Property Development Company, Inc and Motor Parks LLC. Ms. Petts is primarily responsible for the day-to-day management and development of the company’s commercial real estate portfolio throughout the nation. She also contributes to the legal, human resources and parking management teams, including supporting real estate transactions and dealing with employment matters.

Ms. Petts graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs and went on to earn her Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Olivia Petts

National Property Manager

Olivia Petts serves as the National Property Manager for System Property Development Company, Inc. and Motor Parks LLC. Ms. Petts is primarily responsible for the day-to-day management and development of the company’s commercial real estate portfolio throughout the nation. She also contributes to the legal, human resources and parking management teams, including supporting real estate transactions and dealing with employment matters.

Ms. Petts graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs and went on to earn her Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Jeremiah Watson

Manager of Accounting and Finance

Jeremiah Watson serves as System Property Development Company Inc. and Motor Parks LLC’s Manager of Accounting and Finance. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Watson worked as a Business Valuations Associate at RSM US LLP (McGladrey), where he provided valuation and financial advisory services to various industries as support for mergers and acquisitions, financial reporting and strategic planning purposes. Mr. Watson performed valuations of business entities, intellectual property, intangible assets, common and preferred stock, and other securities.

Mr. Watson has a degree in Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business and a degree in Accounting from the Leventhal School of Accounting at the University of Southern California.

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