Marty JanisPresident and CEO
Marty Janis, President and CEO
Mr. Janis founded Atlantic Valet in 1985 upon graduating from Georgetown University. In a few short years, Atlantic grew to be the nation's largest provider of special event valet services. In response to his clients' needs, Marty added Atlantic Transportation to the Atlantic family. In March of 2000, Atlantic Valet grew into Atlantic Services Group, Inc, and the Parking Garage Management division was added to complete the triad formation that exists today: Atlantic Parking, Atlantic Valet and Atlantic Transportation. Marty is very active in business associations as well as community and philanthropic causes.
Yohannes KifleGeneral Manager, Atlantic Parking
Yohannes Kifle, General Manager, Atlantic Parking
Mr. Kifle joined Atlantic in 2003 after working for Atlantic Garage and InterPark for over 25 years. Mr. Kifle brings with him a wealth of experience in operating all types of garage and surface lot locations and emphasizes client and tenant relationships and communication as key aspects of running a successful garage management company. Mr. Kifle holds a Business Administration degree from Strayer University from which he graduated in 2004.
Samuel SislenSpecial Projects Manager
Samuel Sislen, Special Projects Manager
Mr. Sislen has been with Atlantic since 2007. A graduate of the University of Maryland in 1964 with a major in Sociology, he was involved in parking as a property manager and owner representative for many years. He has been administering special projects of a very diverse nature for decades. His background includes experience with account management, customer relations, communication, signage, security and police relations, construction and renovation. Mr. Sislen’s specialized skills are often employed with new clients to help ensure the best transition and start-up of services.
Matthew UptonDirector, Parking Operations
Matthew Upton, Director, Parking Operations
A graduate of Vanderbilt University majoring in Communications with a minor in Economics, Matt joined the Atlantic staff in 2002. He worked in several Valet and Parking capacities before being named Director of Parking Operations. Mr. Upton’s responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations at Atlantic’s 77 parking locations, working closely with Atlantic’s Area Parking Supervisors; coordinating equipment upgrades and managing the Audit Department for all parking locations.
Belay KadidaParking Operations Manager
Belay Kadida, Parking Operations Manager
Mr. Kadida’s tenure with Atlantic spans twenty years. He joined the staff of our predecessor company Atlantic Garage in 1992 and within months was tapped to serve as a facility manager, which he did for four years. He left Atlantic to work as a parking facility manager for Interpark for several years and to operate his own automotive companies in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mr. Kadida returned to Atlantic in 2005 and quickly moved from facility manager to operations supervisor. He was appointed Atlantic’s Operations Manager in 2011. In that capacity he both has oversight over all field supervisors and he has direct responsibility for certain downtown Washington, DC, parking locations.
Michael MarescaDirector of Risk Management & Internal Controls
Michael Maresca, Director of Risk Management & Internal Controls
Mr. Maresca joined the Atlantic family in 2017 and brings his knowledge and experience from his time with the US Army and the Maryland State Police force. His experience includes both private and public sectors along with specific oversight in DEA audits and collaborative task forces on matters such as fraud, waste, abuse cases, internal investigative matters, all aspects of risk management and was the primary contact with the senior political leadership for Baltimore City. He has continued his training, certification and education with Texas A&M, Louisiana State University, University of Maryland and various government agencies. He is active in the business community and is currently a head coach for both youth baseball and football.
Donna ChinGeneral Manager, Atlantic Transportation
Donna Chin, General Manager, Atlantic Transportation
A 1977 graduate of Clarendon College, Mrs. Chin brings over twenty-five years of customer service and management experience to the Atlantic Services team. Following successful professional service in retail and in Washington area limousine companies, she became part of the Atlantic staff in 2006 and provides energetic leadership in group sales, scheduling, dispatch and focused customer service.
Teferi DestaSenior Operations Manager, Atlantic Valet
Teferi Desta, Senior Operations Manager, Atlantic Valet
Mr. Desta joined Atlantic in 2017 after working with various, major parking operators for over 27 years. Mr. Desta managed and operated high-profile office, commercial and residential parking properties. He also worked as Director of Operations for valet parking companies throughout his parking carrier Mr. Desta has gained vast knowledge of various parking hardware and software systems which serve as an added asset to Atlantic.
Mario GarciaGeneral Manager, Atlantic Facilities Maintenance
Mario Garcia, General Manager, Atlantic Facilities Maintenance
Mr. Garcia has been a member of the Atlantic family for over 25 years, initially with Atlantic Garage and subsequently with Atlantic Services Group. Applying his many years of garage operations experience and high skill level in garage maintenance, Mr. Garcia has served as the General Manager of Atlantic’s Maintenance Division since its inception. He is responsible for all maintenance and repair activities in all Atlantic facilities. Mario has enrolled in many continuing education programs since his graduation in 1980, and became an AP LEED Associate in 2009.