Mr. Findley is a co-founder of Clevor Consulting Group. As a Principal with the firm, Mr. Findley helps transit agencies adapt to the world of electronic payments by providing the knowledge and resources necessary to deliver innovative solutions.
Mr. Findley has 15 years of experience as a Project Manager and System Architect in the design and delivery of electronic payment systems. He is an industry expert in transit fare collection, specializing in requirements development and design, real-time transaction processing, financial management and controls, and the integration of emerging payment technologies. Known as a fare collection technical expert industry-wide, he ensures an agency’s vision aligns with the delivered system, while partnering with all parties to deliver results. Mr. Findley is currently supporting cutting edge fare collection projects in Boston, Washington, DC, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Tampa, and Honolulu.
Mr. Tucker is a co-founder of Clevor Consulting Group. As a Principal with the firm, Mr. Tucker provides the in-depth experience necessary to deliver well-designed, customer-focused technology solutions, while improving operations and the user experience. By driving a project forward, while balancing the technical requirements, policy decisions, user experience, and operations, he helps ensure complex fare collection projects are implemented on time and on budget. Mr. Tucker is supporting a variety of projects in New York, Portland, Seattle, Honolulu, Austin, and Ireland.
Mr. Tucker led TriMet’s Revenue Operations, including the design and implementation of the award-winning, bi-state, account-based, open architecture Hop Fastpass® fare collection system in Portland, Oregon. This system included the integration of over ten different vendors, as well as an integrated retail network with several hundred stores, a consumer and institutional website, Android and iOS mobile apps, and the world’s first NFC-based virtual transit card for Android smart phones. Mr. Tucker also managed the agency’s merchant services, revenue collection and controls, and field equipment maintenance, including Ticket Vending Machines, digital displays, CCTVs, and the communications infrastructure on bus and at rail stations.
Ms. Forrest joined Clevor Consulting Group in June 2019 as a Principal. She brings 15 years of experience designing, developing, implementing, and operating technology solutions for transit and transportation agencies. By leveraging her practical experience working in both the public and private sectors, Ms. Forrest collaborates effectively with agencies and vendors to implement technology solutions.
Ms. Forrest is a subject matter expert in fare collection solutions, having focused the past 7 years on major fare collection projects, as well as designing, developing, implementing, operating and maintaining mobile payment and validation/inspection solutions. Her diverse experience in transit technologies allows her to comprehensively understand operational challenges facing end users when implementing new solutions. This understanding allows her to help agencies balance operational controls with technology for flexible, adaptable solutions.
Mr. Waas joined Clevor Consulting Group in June 2018 as a senior technical consultant. Based in Portland Oregon, Mr. Waas contributes 9 years of experience driving technical innovation in transportation and communication industries, including three years as TriMet’s in-house technical lead during the successful implementation of the world-class Hop Fastpass® electronic payment system. Mr. Waas leverages previous experience as a software engineer, project engineer, and systems engineer to help agencies and vendors collaborate toward the successful implementation of technically advanced solutions to modern transit challenges.
Mr. Waas brings a strong foundation of technical knowledge, and a passion for IT best practices, software design, security, cryptography, high performance computing, system monitoring, and transit innovation. He is currently helping TriMet publicly launch the world’s first in NFC-based virtual transit card in the Google Pay wallet. As a Senior Systems Engineer for TriMet, Mr. Waas has been responsible for the design, review, deployment, integration, and testing of all major electronic fare system components. Mr. Waas has focused on back office infrastructure, security, load testing, partner integration, and virtual transit card development, as well as monitoring, day-to-day operation, and administration of the electronic fare system.