We do things differently.

IntelliRoad is delivering the next generation of roadway management software by providing turnkey solutions that future-proof a government’s transportation system while leveraging their existing infrastructure investments. IntelliRoad reduces costs for agencies, empowers traffic operations personnel, and provides solutions tailored to each government transportation agency’s specific needs.

Why we’re better

We are a company focused on service and the desire to do good. Technology provides us the mechanism to build solutions that make meaningful, sustaining contributions to society while saving effort, resources, and lives.

As experts in the transportation industry, we have a longstanding history of being more than just a solutions provider for our clients. We are their trusted partner.

Why we’re better

We are a company focused on service and the desire to do good. Technology provides us the mechanism to build solutions that make meaningful, sustaining contributions to society while saving effort, resources, and lives.

As experts in the transportation industry, we have a longstanding history of being more than just a solutions provider for our clients. We are their trusted partner.

Founder’s story

Piyush Patel is a fourth-generation entrepreneur and businessman dedicated to the betterment of his community. His paternal grandfather, a businessman and state legislator, was twice imprisoned in India for Mahatma Gandhi’s freedom movement. His maternal grandfather was an enterprising businessman who pioneered modern technologies in his road building business. Piyush’s parents also started their own successful business ventures in India. Following the entrepreneurial tradition of his family, Piyush decided to plant his roots in the United States. It was here that he committed his time and talent to building better and safer communities through a character rooted in empathy, humility, and courage to do the right thing.

In 1997, after a nine-year stint in the automotive industry where he led a team devising airbag sensors, Piyush launched a software solutions company that was extremely successful up until the dot-com bubble burst. With lessons learned, fresh purpose and unwavering support from loyal colleagues and brothers Jay and Devang, Piyush and his wife, Rupal, reorganized the company into Kyra Solutions in 2003.

The Patel family quickly realized that their DNA, passion and mission aligned well with public service and decided to exclusively concentrate on the government sector. Using its digital transformation software and services, Kyra assists government entities in becoming more efficient and effective in serving citizens, protecting the environment, saving lives on roadways, and reducing the regulatory burden on businesses. The mantra “always put empathy for people and adherence to greater purpose ahead of profit” continues to drive the Patel family’s entrepreneurial spirit and the company’s culture.
In 1997, after a nine-year stint in the automotive industry where he led a team devising airbag sensors, Piyush launched a software solutions company that was extremely successful up until the dot-com bubble burst. With lessons learned, fresh purpose and unwavering support from loyal colleagues and brothers Jay and Devang, Piyush and his wife, Rupal, reorganized the company into Kyra Solutions in 2003.

The Patel family quickly realized that their DNA, passion and mission aligned well with public service and decided to exclusively concentrate on the government sector. Using its digital transformation software and services, Kyra assists government entities in becoming more efficient and effective in serving citizens, protecting the environment, saving lives on roadways, and reducing the regulatory burden on businesses. The mantra “always put empathy for people and adherence to greater purpose ahead of profit” continues to drive the Patel family’s entrepreneurial spirit and the company’s culture.

Leadership Team

Piyush Patel

C.E.O. & Chairman

Piyush Patel is the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Kyra Solutions, Inc. Prior to founding Kyra in 1997, the fourth-generation ...entrepreneur started his career in technical and managerial positions in a fast-growing technology company in the auto industry. He also worked as a Research Affiliate at M.I.T. Piyush has a bachelor’s degree in Instrumentation and Control Engineering from Gujarat University, India, and a master’s degree in Computer Science from the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey. Piyush received his business education at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and earned his certificate from the Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management Program.

Piyush serves or has served on several organizations’ boards including Florida Education Foundation and Florida TaxWatch, where he is the in-coming Chairman. Piyush currently resides in Lakeland, Florida with his wife, Rupal. They have two adult children.

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Sean Poole

President

Sean Poole oversees and leads all day-to-day activities of IntelliRoad, a division of Kyra Solutions. ... Previously, Sean served for four years at the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) under Secretary Elaine Chao. Sean held many roles, including Director of Intergovernmental and Tribal Affairs, and performed the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Intergovernmental and Tribal Affairs. During Sean’s time at USDOT, he participated in both the technical review and senior review of over $9 billion of annual discretionary grants which included emerging technologies, smart cities, and connected vehicles projects. He also represented Secretary Chao on three White House Councils, including the Infrastructure & Technology Council, Native American Affairs Council, and the Governors’ Initiative on Regulatory Innovation. Prior to the USDOT, Sean served as an analyst for Connors & Company Financial Services, which focused on state pension funds and new emerging markets.

Sean received his bachelor’s degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he earned a varsity letter on the baseball team and was a four-year letterman on the football team. He is a participant of Harvard Business School’s Program for Leadership Development. Sean currently lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife, Heather.

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Apurva “AD” Desai

Vice President, ITS

Apurva “AD” Desai has over 20 years of experience in working with government agencies, of which 15 years... have been in transportation industry. With his strong engineering and entrepreneurial background, AD works closely with clients to identify and devise best-in-class solutions to address their most pressing safety and mobility concerns. He also provides oversight for configuration and rapid implementation of these solutions. Leveraging his deep insights in transportation sector, AD conceptualized and spearheaded the creation of IntelliConnect, our low-code, purpose-built, and highly scalable end-to-end smart infrastructure platform. Prior to joining Kyra in 2002, AD started and ran his successful business for 5 years.

AD holds a post-graduate diploma in Digital Business from MIT-Columbia joint program and a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Bangalore University, India. AD earned a certificate from Harvard’s Key Executive Development program. AD resides in San Jose, California, with his wife Aparna.

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Rafael Hernandez

Vice President, Tolling

Rafael Hernandez leads the tolling and road usage charging (RUC) practice within IntelliRoad. ... Rafael has extensive knowledge of the tolling industry with deep expertise in back-office solutions, including tolling image-review systems, electronic transaction processing, data management, and business operations. Leveraging our IntelliManage platform, Rafael helps clients to provide excellence in customer service, maximize revenue recognition and reduce operating costs, as well as implement cutting-edge road usage charging and dynamic congestion pricing solutions.

Before joining IntelliRoad, Rafael served for nine years as the Director of Toll Operations at the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA). In 2005, Rafael started his career in the tolling industry as a sub-contracted field technician serving the Florida’s turnpike enterprise and quickly rose through the engineering ranks. Rafael also served as the Tolls and ITS Manager for Ferrovial, headquartered in Madrid, Spain, and Cintra US headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Rafael was instrumental in the execution of Public-Private Partnership (P3) tolling managed lanes solutions developed by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Rafael also served as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in All-Electronic Tolling (AET) solutions for several of Ferrovial’s projects in the US and overseas.

Rafael holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from the Universidad Rafael Belloso Chacín in Venezuela and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of South Florida (USF). Rafael served as a Board member for the Alliance for Toll Innovation (ATI), completed the IBTTA Leadership Academy, class of 2017, and the Tampa Bay Leadership Academy, class of 2015.

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Devang Patel

Chief Innovation Officer

Devang Patel leads Kyra’s innovation initiatives that integrate best of breed practices and technologies ... in systems that allow clients to focus on mitigating enterprise risk, achieve operational efficiency, and maximize effectiveness. His vast experience in tolling as well as technology and banking industry allows him to bring unique perspective to providing successful solutions to dynamic and complex intricacies of tolling industry. Devang’s project execution mastery was instrumental in the success of the world’s largest image processing implementation at SunPass in Florida. Prior to joining Kyra in 2007, Devang worked at a Fortune 500 financial services firm in California as a VP of Project Management.

Devang is a graduate of the Program for Leadership Development from Harvard Business School and earned his master’s in Management Information Systems from the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey. Additionally, he has had his Project Management Professional certification since 2004 and is an alumnus of the IBTTA Leadership Academy, class of 2020.

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Satyam Patel

Vice President of Technology

Satyam Patel is responsible for leading the technology team developing, delivering,and maintaining ...IntelliRoad’s platform and solutions portfolio for safety, mobility, and tolling. Since joining Kyra in 2006, Satyam has been delivering software solutions for digital transformation of the public sector’s infrastructure and operations aspects. He has a broad range of experience in ITS/advanced traffic management system deployments to include traffic management center operations and communications. He has implemented multiple projects based on Florida’s Information Technology Project Management and Oversight standards. For the first 10 years with Kyra, Satyam oversaw all aspects of companywide projects including Request for Proposal responses, commercial and technical negotiations, project management, and served as a client liaison for several state agencies while working closely with the company’s marketing and business development teams.

Satyam received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Applications from Sardar Patel University, India, where he was the valedictorian and class president. Satyam has also completed the Chief Technology Officer program at the University of California at Berkeley. Satyam lives in Tallahassee, Florida., with his wife, Nidhi, and two daughters.

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Barry Pelletteri

Chief Strategy Officer

Barry Pelletteri is the thought leader and subject matter expert for both tolling and ITS strategies. ... As such, he ensures our solutions fully leverage clients’ legacy data sources and future-proof their investments.

Barry is a business leader, technology executive, entrepreneur, and educator with an extensive background within the public transportation, technology services, insurance, telecommunications, energy, pharmaceutical, and higher education industries. His experience includes a command of leading-edge technologies coupled with expertise in finance, marketing, sales, and customer operations in fast-paced, turnaround, highly regulated and startup ventures. Barry earned his bachelor’s in Computer Science and an M.B.A. from Rider University, where has been an instructor at the College of Business Administration at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is a member of the Rider University Information Systems Advisory Council and previously served on the College of Business Administration Executive Advisory Council. He also served on the Board of the Intelligent Transportation Society of New Jersey (ITSNJ) and has been a guest lecturer at Rutgers University, Rider University, Duke University and Babson College. Barry lives in Naples, Florida, with his wife, Karen.

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Chris Skene

Principal Software Engineer

Chris Skene leads our software development team with the focus on designing robust, scalable, ... , and modular enterprise systems on which our clients’ solutions are built. He has nearly a decade of experience working with technology startup companies and government agencies. His passion is listening to stakeholders and leveraging best-in-class technologies, processes, and system design to create delightful, paradigm-shifting solutions for clients and the world. Chris has designed, developed, and deployed software and infrastructure for frontend, backend, mobile, edge, and cloud environments using a wide range of languages and technologies.

Chris is also a professional electric guitarist who has performed at major events. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Economics and English from Vanderbilt University and a JD degree from the University of Chicago Law School. He completed an executive leadership program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Ryan Patel

Managing Director

Ryan Patel is the Managing Director of IntelliRoad. Ryan drives the business administration functions, ...including accounting, legal, Human Resources, and strategic initiatives. He has experience working on Capitol Hill with Rep. Dennis A. Ross (FL-15) and the Financial Services committee. Ryan has worked with Ballard Partners, a national lobbying firm, in Washington, D.C., providing research and analysis, client documentation, and support to the executive team.

Ryan has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and a master’s degree in Management Studies from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Ryan was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida, and currently resides in Tallahassee, Florida.

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Olivia Linton

Communications Manager

Olivia Linton is responsible for our marketing and communication endeavors. As a multi-faceted team ... player with a focus in government digital transformation, Olivia has experience in digital marketing, branding, content creation, market research, event planning, social media, and strategic campaign execution.

Olivia earned her bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Florida State University. She is pursuing her master’s in Management from Harvard University Extension School with a concentration in marketing. She resides in Tallahassee, Florida, with her husband, Kyle, and two dogs, Fiona and Cooper.

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Leadership Team

Piyush Patel

C.E.O. & Chairman

Piyush Patel is the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Kyra Solutions, Inc. Prior to founding Kyra in 1997, ... the fourth-generation entrepreneur started his career in technical and managerial positions in a fast-growing technology company in the auto industry. He also worked as a Research Affiliate at M.I.T. Piyush has a bachelor’s degree in Instrumentation and Control Engineering from Gujarat University, India, and a master’s degree in Computer Science from the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey. Piyush received his business education at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and earned his certificate from the Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management Program.

Piyush serves or has served on several organizations’ boards including Florida Education Foundation and Florida TaxWatch, where he is the in-coming Chairman. Piyush currently resides in Lakeland, Florida with his wife, Rupal. They have two adult children.

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Sean Poole

President

Sean Poole oversees and leads all day-to-day activities of IntelliRoad, a division of Kyra Solutions. ... Previously, Sean served for four years at the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) under Secretary Elaine Chao. Sean held many roles, including Director of Intergovernmental and Tribal Affairs, and performed the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Intergovernmental and Tribal Affairs. During Sean’s time at USDOT, he participated in both the technical review and senior review of over $9 billion of annual discretionary grants which included emerging technologies, smart cities, and connected vehicles projects. He also represented Secretary Chao on three White House Councils, including the Infrastructure & Technology Council, Native American Affairs Council, and the Governors’ Initiative on Regulatory Innovation. Prior to the USDOT, Sean served as an analyst for Connors & Company Financial Services, which focused on state pension funds and new emerging markets.

Sean received his bachelor’s degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he earned a varsity letter on the baseball team and was a four-year letterman on the football team. He is a participant of Harvard Business School’s Program for Leadership Development. Sean currently lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife, Heather.

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Apurva “AD” Desai

Vice President, ITS

Apurva “AD” Desai has over 20 years of experience in working with government agencies, of which...15 years have been in transportation industry. With his strong engineering and entrepreneurial background, AD works closely with clients to identify and devise best-in-class solutions to address their most pressing safety and mobility concerns. He also provides oversight for configuration and rapid implementation of these solutions. Leveraging his deep insights in transportation sector, AD conceptualized and spearheaded the creation of IntelliConnect, our low-code, purpose-built, and highly scalable end-to-end smart infrastructure platform. Prior to joining Kyra in 2002, AD started and ran his successful business for 5 years.

AD holds a post-graduate diploma in Digital Business from MIT-Columbia joint program and a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Bangalore University, India. AD earned a certificate from Harvard’s Key Executive Development program. AD resides in San Jose, California, with his wife Aparna.

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Rafael Hernandez

Vice President, Tolling

Rafael Hernandez leads the tolling and road usage charging (RUC) practice within IntelliRoad. Rafael has ... extensive knowledge of the tolling industry with deep expertise in back-office solutions, including tolling image-review systems, electronic transaction processing, data management, and business operations. Leveraging our IntelliManage platform, Rafael helps clients to provide excellence in customer service, maximize revenue recognition and reduce operating costs, as well as implement cutting-edge road usage charging and dynamic congestion pricing solutions.

Before joining IntelliRoad, Rafael served for nine years as the Director of Toll Operations at the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA). In 2005, Rafael started his career in the tolling industry as a sub-contracted field technician serving the Florida’s turnpike enterprise and quickly rose through the engineering ranks. Rafael also served as the Tolls and ITS Manager for Ferrovial, headquartered in Madrid, Spain, and Cintra US headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Rafael was instrumental in the execution of Public-Private Partnership (P3) tolling managed lanes solutions developed by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Rafael also served as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in All-Electronic Tolling (AET) solutions for several of Ferrovial’s projects in the US and overseas.

Rafael holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from the Universidad Rafael Belloso Chacín in Venezuela and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of South Florida (USF). Rafael served as a Board member for the Alliance for Toll Innovation (ATI), completed the IBTTA Leadership Academy, class of 2017, and the Tampa Bay Leadership Academy, class of 2015.

+ Read more

Devang Patel

Chief Innovation Officer

Devang Patel leads Kyra’s innovation initiatives that integrate best of breed practices and technologies ... in systems that allow clients to focus on mitigating enterprise risk, achieve operational efficiency, and maximize effectiveness. His vast experience in tolling as well as technology and banking industry allows him to bring unique perspective to providing successful solutions to dynamic and complex intricacies of tolling industry. Devang’s project execution mastery was instrumental in the success of the world’s largest image processing implementation at SunPass in Florida. Prior to joining Kyra in 2007, Devang worked at a Fortune 500 financial services firm in California as a VP of Project Management.

Devang is a graduate of the Program for Leadership Development from Harvard Business School and earned his master’s in Management Information Systems from the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey. Additionally, he has had his Project Management Professional certification since 2004 and is an alumnus of the IBTTA Leadership Academy, class of 2020.

+ Read more

Satyam Patel

Vice President of Technology

Satyam Patel is responsible for leading the technology team developing, delivering, and maintaining ...IntelliRoad’s platform and solutions portfolio for safety, mobility, and tolling. Since joining Kyra in 2006, Satyam has been delivering software solutions for digital transformation of the public sector’s infrastructure and operations aspects. He has a broad range of experience in ITS/advanced traffic management system deployments to include traffic management center operations and communications. He has implemented multiple projects based on Florida’s Information Technology Project Management and Oversight standards. For the first 10 years with Kyra, Satyam oversaw all aspects of companywide projects including Request for Proposal responses, commercial and technical negotiations, project management, and served as a client liaison for several state agencies while working closely with the company’s marketing and business development teams.

Satyam received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Applications from Sardar Patel University, India, where he was the valedictorian and class president. Satyam has also completed the Chief Technology Officer program at the University of California at Berkeley. Satyam lives in Tallahassee, Florida., with his wife, Nidhi, and two daughters.

+ Read more

Barry Pelletteri

Chief Strategy Officer

Barry Pelletteri is the thought leader and subject matter expert for both tolling and ITS strategies. ... As such, he ensures our solutions fully leverage clients’ legacy data sources and future-proof their investments.

Barry is a business leader, technology executive, entrepreneur, and educator with an extensive background within the public transportation, technology services, insurance, telecommunications, energy, pharmaceutical, and higher education industries. His experience includes a command of leading-edge technologies coupled with expertise in finance, marketing, sales, and customer operations in fast-paced, turnaround, highly regulated and startup ventures. Barry earned his bachelor’s in Computer Science and an M.B.A. from Rider University, where has been an instructor at the College of Business Administration at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is a member of the Rider University Information Systems Advisory Council and previously served on the College of Business Administration Executive Advisory Council. He also served on the Board of the Intelligent Transportation Society of New Jersey (ITSNJ) and has been a guest lecturer at Rutgers University, Rider University, Duke University and Babson College. Barry lives in Naples, Florida, with his wife, Karen.

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Chris Skene

Principal Software Engineer

Chris Skene leads our software development team with the focus on designing robust, scalable, ... and modular enterprise systems on which our clients’ solutions are built. He has nearly a decade of experience working with technology startup companies and government agencies. His passion is listening to stakeholders and leveraging best-in-class technologies, processes, and system design to create delightful, paradigm-shifting solutions for clients and the world. Chris has designed, developed, and deployed software and infrastructure for frontend, backend, mobile, edge, and cloud environments using a wide range of languages and technologies.

Chris is also a professional electric guitarist who has performed at major events. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Economics and English from Vanderbilt University and a JD degree from the University of Chicago Law School. He completed an executive leadership program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Ryan Patel

Managing Director

Ryan Patel is the Managing Director of IntelliRoad. Ryan drives the business administration functions, ... including accounting, legal, Human Resources, and strategic initiatives. He has experience working on Capitol Hill with Rep. Dennis A. Ross (FL-15) and the Financial Services committee. Ryan has worked with Ballard Partners, a national lobbying firm, in Washington, D.C., providing research and analysis, client documentation, and support to the executive team.

Ryan has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and a master’s degree in Management Studies from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Ryan was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida, and currently resides in Tallahassee, Florida.

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Olivia Linton

Communications Manager

Olivia Linton is responsible for our marketing and communication endeavors. As a multi-faceted ... team player with a focus in government digital transformation, Olivia has experience in digital marketing, branding, content creation, market research, event planning, social media, and strategic campaign execution.

Olivia earned her bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Florida State University. She is pursuing her master’s in Management from Harvard University Extension School with a concentration in marketing. She resides in Tallahassee, Florida, with her husband, Kyle, and two dogs, Fiona and Cooper.

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