About Modeshift

We help transit agencies modernize their fare and data collection infrastructure to improve efficiency, as well as their user-facing technology to provide better, sustainability-oriented service and increase ridership. 

Started in
2017
Changed cities
33
Team
40
Years of experience
240

Modeshift, Inc. is a technology company that enables transit agencies to provide intelligent transportation services. Our core product is a comprehensive urban mobility infrastructure based on the Microsoft Azure cloud and delivered as a service (Software as a Service – SaaS).

Modeshift also provides all necessary subsystems that complete the hardware and software stack needed to operate a modern transit system: Account-based Fare Collection, Mobile ticketing, CAD/AVL, Real-time Passenger Information, and electronic validators.

We are an experienced team of 40 people with combined transit experience of more than 240 years. They have already changed the way people commute in more than 30 cities in the US and 2 EU countries.

Modeshift, Inc. began in 2017 as a startup in Eastern Europe, backed by Urban Impact Ventures – substantial investors in the region. The architecture design and build of our cloud-based solution attracted a team of experts and the support of Microsoft. With the help of the Azure toolset, we developed our core product in less than two years and have since introduced numerous upgrades and new features.

We currently have over 30 implementations in cities with populations between 50,000 and 2,000,000+ people.

Team

Frank T. Martin

Strategic Advisor


Frank is a preeminent business development and sales strategist and a trusted advisor to government, public, and private sectors in the US transit industry. He is recognized as a forensic transit operations turnaround expert and change leader and has served in executive management positions for two global transportation and engineering companies, as well as a CEO and COO for several of the nation’s largest urban public transportation systems.

Elliot G. (Lee) Sander

Strategic Advisor


Lee has played a leading role in transit in North America. In the public sector, Lee ran the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) of New York, was General Manager of the Manhattan Bus Division, NYC Transit, served as Commissioner of the NYC Department of Transportation, and was the Director of Transit for New York State, where he oversaw New York State’s 75 transit properties. In the private sector, Lee was President of Bonbardier Transportation Americas, Chief Executive AECOM Global Transportation, and Senior Independent Director of the Board, National Express.

Richard J. Lobron

Strategic Advisor


Richard is an executive who steers operations, projects, and financial management, guiding organizational turnarounds, reviving stalled projects, and bringing innovation to leading companies, universities and government agencies. His experience spans business administration, project management, policy creation and execution, as well as team leadership - hallmarks of a seasoned executive leader.

Miroslav Katsarov

CEO


Miroslav is a great motivator, consensus builder, and a big-picture thinker, leading a team of 40 people with combined transit experience of more than 240 years. His expertise and background include business strategy, business planning, telecommunications, managing system integrations, security and automation business units. Miroslav’s interests are entrepreneurship, start-ups, talent scouting and development.

Pavel Iliev

CTO


Pavel is an IT expert with over 20 years of experience in product development in various verticals including developer productivity, content management systems, and personal finance. He was responsible for products included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant with multi-million dollar revenue. Before joining Modeshift he was the Executive VP of Engineering in one of the biggest companies in Europe which also debuted in the US - Progress (NASDAQ:PRGS).

Konstantin Spasov

VP of Business Development


Konstantin is an experienced product and business development professional with vast experience in building revenue systems, having been involved with such initiatives on three continents. His experience spreads from e-commerce and healthcare (for USA, SEA - Malaysia, and Singapore) to mobility as a service (USA and Europe).

Maxwell Mickey

VP of Sales, USA


Maxwell has been involved in the smart government technology market for the better part of the last decade. Before the transit industry put its hooks in him, he was a licensed stockbroker and worked in corporate finance. Maxwell has helped 40+ cities and agencies by bringing new technology to their residents and visitors.

Borislav Gorov

VP of Sales, Europe


Borislav is a results-driven professional with technical skills in strategic selling, building long-term C-level relationships, multi-account management, management of complex projects, and budget control. He is also well-versed in strategic team management and business development. Borislav has extensive technology expertise in product development and services delivery with more than 8 years of experience in Central and Eastern Europe.