The San Diego 500, The Book of Influential Business Leaders, is the market’s most comprehensive product of people you should know in the business community. The 500 includes business leaders and executives who have founded or are running significant companies in terms of number of jobs, key products and services, experts who raise the level of the industry here and beyond and those who lead in the business community. The 500 is selected by the San Diego Business Journal newsroom.

Keith B. Jones

Managing Partner and Owner, Ace Parking

As owner and managing partner of Ace Parking, Keith Jones is responsible for corporate strategy and operations for the company that his grandfather started. Ace Parking has more than 500 locations across the U.S. Receipts from all its operations exceed $440 million annually. Jones has served on boards for the Downtown San Diego Partnership, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp. and is involved in the effort to end chronic homelessness. The company recently made a significant expansion into Las Vegas as casinos converted to a mostly paid model for guest parking.

ALMA MATER: New York University

FUN FACT: He was named after Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones.

PERSONAL TRIUMPH: He overcame severe dyslexia.

BUSINESS ADVICE: “Surround yourself with people and businesses that are smarter than you.”