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Nitisys About Us: Unveiling Our Transportation Consulting Vision and Expertise.

Explore manufacturing processes, finance industry security, telecom supply chain management, retail logistics, government ethics, and transit agency operations for a comprehensive understanding of diverse industry domains.

About Us

 Nitisys Experts: Elevating Consulting Through Diverse Industry Knowledge.

Jignesh Patel, the visionary  leader at the helm of Niti Systems, brings forth over two decades of transformative leadership in the realm of transportation technology. Holding certifications as a Technology Architect, Change Manager, and Project Manager, Jignesh  is the driving force behind Niti Systems' unwavering commitment to excellence. Established as a DBE and MBE firm, Niti Systems has expanded its footprint and is now registered in 35 states, epitomizing the rich diversity of America with a team comprising various ethnicities, nationalities, and genders.

Since its inception in 2019, Niti Systems has undergone remarkable growth, now boasting a team of over  30  seasoned professionals. This diverse team, consisting of Certified Technology Architects, INCOSE certified Systems Engineers, PMI Certified Project Managers, Certified Transportation Planners, PROSCI certified Change Managers, and Professional Engineers, forms a formidable cadre of experts. Their collective expertise in technology and transportation domain positions Niti Systems as a trailblazer in providing unparalleled consulting services.

This cadre of experts draws from a wealth of insights gleaned from diverse backgrounds, including expertise in:

  • Business processes gleaned from the manufacturing industry,

  • Information security honed in the finance industry,

  • Supply chain management refined in the telecom industry,

  • Transportation logistics management perfected in the retail industry,

  • Business Ethics and Quality Controls derived from government industries, and

  • In-depth knowledge of transit agency operations acquired from the transit industry


Niti Systems has made a lasting impact, extending its support to over 60 agencies with a comprehensive array of services. These services encompass Transportation Systems Implementation, Mobility Services, Project/Program Management, Engineering Services, Communications Management, Change Management, Data Management, and Enterprise Technology Solutions. Among its notable clients are Atlanta’s MARTA system, the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Regional Commission, Chicago Area Transit, Jacksonville Transit Authority, Vancouver’s TransLink, Pennsylvania’s SEPTA, Washington D.C.’s WMATA, the RMTC in Rockford, MA, Dallas’ DART, Maryland’s MTA, the BJCTA in Birmingham/Jefferson County AL, LACMTA in Los Angeles County, LA Metro, Long Beach Transit, San Francisco’s MTC, and Sacramento’s RTD. In essence, Niti Systems stands as a beacon of innovation and expertise, shaping the future of intelligent transportation systems consulting and planning.

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What's in the name?

Niti Systems derives its name from one of the oldest languages in the world – Sanskrit.  As one of the oldest documented members of the Indo-European family of languages, the Sanskrit language was termed as Deva-Vani (‘Deva’ Gods – ‘Vani’ language)

The word Niti translates to a couple of meanings in English:

  1. Policy – which focuses on set of plans or principles that is used as a basis for making decisions in business or economics.

  2. Morality – which focuses on the ethical belief that some behavior is right and acceptable, and that other behavior is wrong.

We believe our corporate culture and our services resonate very well with our name.  Our commitment to provide the policy and planning support for world-class technologies, while adhering to our ethical business acumen for customers and our staff members.

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Nitisys About Us: Unveiling Our Transportation Consulting Vision and Expertise.

Our Vision & Mission

Niti Systems envisions empowering transportation agencies nationwide with state-of-the-art technologies for optimal performance and excellence.

At Niti Systems Consultants, our mission is clear: to provide premier consulting services at the forefront of transit technologies and travel systems. We harness the collective expertise of our industry-leading team to deliver unparalleled solutions, driving innovation in mobility and setting new standards for excellence.

Our Team

Jignesh Patel

Founder/Technology Architect

Jignesh Patel, a seasoned technology innovator with over 23 years of experience, is at the forefront of driving transformative changes. As a Certified Technology Architect, Certified Change Manager, and Certified Project Manager, he holds numerous other technology certifications, actively engaging in emerging trends that define the future of transit and government technologies.

Jignesh has played a pivotal role in implementing cutting-edge transit technology solutions, incorporating Intelligent Transportation Systems, Big Data, Machine Learning, and more. His expertise extends to various roles, including serving as the CIO Advisor for Palm Beach Transit, State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA), Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA), San Diego MTS, and Jacksonville Transportation Authority. Actively participating in APTA and contributing to several committees on Technology & Innovation, Jignesh collaborates with the National Transit Institute on an FTA-funded initiative, developing transit technology training courses.
With extensive experience in Fortune 500 companies such as AT&T, JPMorgan Chase, Hewlett Packard, Lexis Nexis, and others, Jignesh brings a wealth of knowledge to the table, positioning Niti Systems as a leader in intelligent transportation systems consulting and planning.

Jignesh Patel, Founder of Nitisys, Pioneering Transit Technology Solutions, and Intelligent Transportation Systems
Steve Norton

Niti Systems CFO

Steve Norton, our Chief Financial Officer at Niti Systems, brings over twenty years of invaluable financial leadership experience to the table. Having spent 13 years as a public accountant with E&Y and KPMG, Steve has a wealth of knowledge in financial strategy and management.
Steve has held the crucial role of Chief Financial Officer for three large publicly traded software and consulting businesses. His remarkable achievements include overseeing the initial public offering of LHS Group, a groundbreaking success in the industry. Furthermore, Steve has served as the CFO for various family-owned and private equity-owned software, technology, and other businesses, ranging in size from $1 million in annual revenue to over $50 million.
With a track record of global accounting software implementation and rollout, diligence, and accounting integration for multiple acquisitions, Steve has played a pivotal role in steering businesses toward success. His leadership was instrumental in orchestrating the successful sale of a business to a Private Equity Group (PEG), marking another milestone in his distinguished career.

Steve Norton, CFO of Niti Systems, Accomplished Financial Leader with Diverse Experience in Equity-Owned Software, Technology, and More.
Prashanth Shenoy

Vice President Operations

Prashanth Shenoy, our Vice President of Operations, brings over 22 years of extensive technology consulting expertise, spanning diverse industries such as Telecommunications, Healthcare, Retail, Aviation, Government, and Transit and Transportation. As a results-oriented professional, Prashanth has successfully led numerous Fortune 500 clients through complex CRM implementations. His engagements with Transit agencies have specifically focused on IT/Transit Technology assessments, Cybersecurity/Surveillance, and Project Management requirements. Prashanth holds a master’s degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) and boasts several professional certifications in Cybersecurity, including the DOD-approved CompTIA Security+.

In his role at Niti Systems, Prashanth is instrumental in driving operational excellence, leveraging his wealth of experience to ensure seamless delivery of technology consulting services across various sectors

Prashanth Shenoy, VP of Operations with Expertise in Retail, Aviation, Government, and Transit & Transportation Sectors.
Philippe Gervaise

Transit Technologies SMI Consultant

Philippe Gervaise, our Transit Technologies SMI Consultant, boasts over 20 years of results-driven leadership across North America and the international arena. With a robust background in Operations Management, Project Management, and Systems Development, Philippe brings a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record of leading teams to innovate and achieve targeted results. His strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, coupled with a commitment to exceeding expectations, make him an invaluable asset. Philippe is dedicated to adding value through collaborative problem-solving, insightful business practices, tenacity, and the delivery of exceptional customer service.

Philippe Gervaise: Transit Technologies SMI Consultant, Expert in Operations and Project Management, Delivering Outstanding Customer Service.
Mr. Marwan Abboud

Vice President - ITS, Traffic and Transportation Planning

With over 35 years of hands-on experience, Mr. Marwan Abboud is a seasoned professional in transportation planning, traffic engineering, and highway design. Throughout his illustrious career, he has successfully managed and engineered numerous projects in intelligent transportation systems (ITS), traffic engineering, and planning. Marwan's expertise extends to the planning, design, and timing of traffic signal systems, advanced transportation management systems (ATMS), advanced traveler information systems (ATIS), Traffic Control Centers (TCC), and Tolling Systems designs and upgrades.

His comprehensive skill set covers various project types, including regular design/bid/build projects, Design/Build initiatives, and, most recently, Public Private Partnership pursuits. Marwan excels in establishing vision, goals, objectives, and conducting SWOT analyses. He formulates tactical implementation strategies to ensure the successful realization of his client's projects and the attainment of desired results.

Marwan Abboud: VP of ITS and Transportation Planning, Expert in Traffic Systems, ATMS, ATIS, TCC, and Tolling Systems, Strategic Planning Pro.
Vishal Patel

Vishal Patel is a passionate and highly skilled IT leader, specializing in cloud computing, e-commerce, analytics, and integration architecture. With a robust track record, Vishal excels in managing teams for large-scale complex systems design, deployment, and hosting environments. His technical expertise spans data modeling, cybersecurity, user experience, business requirements definition, enterprise software, and business analytics. As a proven mentor and trainer, Vishal communicates effectively across organizational levels and with cross-functional teams, fostering a culture of excellence. His leadership experience includes managing project teams through various lifecycle phases of system design and development.

Vishal Patel: IT Leader in Cloud Computing, E-commerce, Analytics, and Cybersecurity, Expert in Large-Scale System Management.
Kirk Hoffman


Kirk Hoffman is an accomplished engineering professional, specializing in Hardware and Software engineering, System Engineering, and Project Management. With a strong background, Kirk has successfully overseen the development of cutting-edge fare collection hardware and Software as a Service (SAAS) platforms. Boasting over 20 years of experience in Public Transit, Kirk excels in Intelligent Transportation Systems Implementations, Innovative Mobility Solutions, Technology Project Management, Transit Planning, Mobility Solutions Delivery, Web-based solutions, and Systems Engineering.

Kirk Hoffman: Transit Consultant with 20+ Years' Expertise in Fare Collection, ITS, Mobility Solutions, and Systems Engineering.
LaShelda Dasher

Technology Consultant

With an impressive 30-year tenure as a Technology Consultant, LaShelda Dasher excels in Enterprise Resource Planning, specializing in Oracle EBS R12 and Cloud, Data Analytics, Transportation, and Information Technology Management. Her reputation for results-driven and detail-oriented expertise reflects a strong sense of judgment and problem-solving initiative.

Renowned for translating organizational vision into project vision, LaShelda collaborates with clients and partners to offer strategic insights and industry best practices in technology solution identification and deployment. Efficiently managing multiple large-scale projects and direct reports, she demonstrates assertiveness and professionalism.

A solutions-driven leader, LaShelda boasts a proven record of guiding cross-functional teams in developing, documenting, and delivering process and software implementations. LaShelda holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and a master’s in information system degree from the University of Phoenix, passionately committed to transforming technological landscapes.

LaShelda Dasher: Technology Consultant with 30+ Years' Expertise in ERP, Data Analytics, Transportation, and IT Management.
Russel Case

Senior Technology Consultant

Meet Russel Case, a seasoned Senior Technology Consultant with an impressive 40+ years of experience in project management, consulting, and business development. Russel's extensive skill set includes overseeing managed services such as NOC/SOC, Outsourcing, ITaaS, DevOps aaS, and more.
His profound expertise extends to data center management, covering Colo, Cloud, DRaaS, Hybrid-Cloud, and various telecom services like SD-WAN, UCaaS, and MPLS. Russel is well-versed in IT Security and Compliance, with knowledge in SIEM, Managed Security, Compliance Tools, and more. He navigates the realm of emerging technologies, including IoT, AI, and Chatbots.
In project management, Russel excels, employing tools like Jira, SalesForce, Microsoft Project, Deltek Workbook, ServiceNow, NetSuite, Oracle, Dynamics, / CloudSuite Financials (CSF), Lawson / Infor v9 to v10 and v10 to v11, SAP S/4HANA, SharePoint. Engage with Russel for unparalleled insights and guidance in the dynamic landscape of intelligent transportation systems and emerging technologies.

Russel Case: Senior Tech Consultant with Expertise in Project Management, Consulting, and Managed IT Services
Derrick E. Whitfield

Information Services and Technology Management Consultant

Meet Derrick Thompson, a seasoned Senior Project Manager at Niti Systems Consultants Inc., a certified DBE business specializing in transit technology. With over 14 years in Information Technology Project Management, Derrick excels in Intelligent Transportation Systems, R&D Solutions, Feasibility Studies, Mobility Solutions, Systems Engineering, and more.
Derrick's expertise extends to advising Local Governments and Transit agencies on Technology Solutions, Management Assessment, Business Analysis, and Strategic Planning. Actively engaged in local government entities, boards, and committees, Derrick brings a wealth of experience to the forefront, driving innovation in transportation through comprehensive project management.

Derrick E. Whitfield: IT and Tech Management Consultant with 14+ Years in Intelligent Transportation Systems and IT Project Management."
Brian Cetinski

Senior EAM Consultant

Embark on a journey of unparalleled proficiency with our team of skilled consultants. Our expertise spans a multitude of areas, including Asset Management, Work and Supply Chain Management, GIS, Integrations, Project and Change Management, Business Readiness, and Functional Leadership. Additionally, we excel as Infor EAM/IBM Maximo Application Solution Architects, Test Coordinators, and Training Development specialists. Certified by IBM and Infor EAM, our professionals are equipped to navigate the complexities of deployment and instruction.
Education lies at the core of our capabilities, with team members holding a Master's in Computer Resources & Information Management from Barry University (2001–2003) and a Bachelor's in Information Technology from Brevard Community College (1998-2000). Partner with us for intelligent, efficient, and future-ready transportation solutions.

Brian Cetinski: Senior EAM Consultant with Expertise in Asset Management, Project Management, and IBM Maximo Solutions."
John McGee

Unlock the potential of your transportation systems with Jon, a seasoned Oracle ERP Consultant boasting 13+ years of experience. Specializing in implementing Supply Chain Management modules across Cloud and EBS, Jon offers a unique blend of functional and technical expertise. His collaborative approach bridges the gap between technology and business processes, benefiting clients globally. Jon's diverse portfolio includes Fortune 500 companies, public/private sectors, manufacturing, and e-commerce. With a focus on logistics and material management, he transforms Oracle applications to enhance fulfillment strategies and streamline processes, ensuring your transportation systems are at the forefront of innovation. Partner with Jon for unparalleled ERP consultancy tailored to your unique needs.

Jon McGee: Oracle ERP Consultant - Supply Chain Expert, Bridging Tech and Business, Logistics Specialist
Patrick Patteson

Elevate your transportation systems with Patrick Patteson, a seasoned HxGN EAM SME with 23 years of expertise. Specializing in both technical and functional aspects, Patrick has collaborated with diverse clients, including pharmaceuticals, major US airlines, nuclear facilities, mass transit agencies, and more. His comprehensive experience extends to the United States Postal Service, energy companies, steel mills, NASA, and US Government Nuclear Research Labs. From guiding business process reviews to configuring EAM innovatively and handling database-level tasks, Patrick offers a holistic approach to meet your EAM HxGN requirements. Partner with him for unparalleled insights and solutions that drive efficiency in your transportation systems.

Experienced HxGN EAM SME, Patrick Patteson, brings 23 years of expertise across diverse sectors, from pharmaceuticals to nuclear facilities, for comprehensive EAM solutions
Charley King

Senior Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Consultant

Meet Charley Kins, a seasoned Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) consultant at Niti Systems. With over 40 years of expertise in military and private industry maintenance, Charley holds an Industrial Electrician’s Journeyman’s card and a Master Electrician’s License. His extensive background includes 24+ years of hands-on experience in implementing and operating Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), specializing in Maximo System Administration, Training, and Implementations. Charley has successfully executed dozens of new installs, upgrades, MRO optimizations, and PdM implementations. His diverse industry portfolio spans manufacturing, facilities, wastewater, transportation, DOE, DoD, utilities, heavy rail, oil & gas, automotive, and pharmaceuticals. Partner with Charley for unparalleled EAM insights and solutions.

Charley King: 40 Yrs EAM Expert - Military & Industry Maintenance, CMMS, Maximo, and More"
Elvis Gibbs

Senior Transportation Operations and Capital Management Professional

Elvis Gibbs, a seasoned transportation professional, excels in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and transit planning. With vast experience in Capital Program Delivery, Elvis ensures optimal operation and maintenance of transit facilities, infrastructure, and vehicles. His expertise spans design, procurement, project management, and system safety. Elvis is certified and proficient in fare collection, traffic management, transit vehicle consulting, and emerging mobility solutions. From bus rapid transit to zero-emission vehicles, he navigates the complexities of transportation engineering. Choose Elvis for a consultant committed to excellence, delivering success in transit project management, Transit ERP, data management, and Transportation Asset Management Planning (TAMP).

Elvis Gibbs: Senior Transportation Professional, Expert in Capital Program Delivery, Safety, and Asset Management.
Lee J. Nelson

Senior Transit Systems Consultant

Meet Lee Nelson, a senior Transit Systems consultant at Niti Systems. Known for his well-organized and proactive approach, Lee is a standout team player with exceptional expertise in image and video technologies. His superior business acumen and leadership capabilities make him a valuable asset. As a renowned industry analyst and independent systems consultant, Lee brings decades of experience to the table. His focus lies in impartial and unbiased research, surveying vendors, and assessing both established and emerging high-performance electronic imaging technologies. Lee specializes in transportation and transit applications, particularly in the safety, security, and counterterrorism arena.

Lee J. Nelson: Senior Transit Systems Consultant - Expert in Imaging & Video Technologies for Transportation
Michael Fuller

Senior Systems Ops Engineer

Michael, an Enterprise Systems Operations Engineer boasting 40 years of Telecom and Information Technology support experience. Serving as a crucial liaison between MARTA Police, the IT Department, Radio Maintenance, and Telephony, Michael champions security-related solutions across diverse domains. From applications to desktops, servers, switches, and networks, he ensures the seamless operation of MARTA Police Department assets such as MCV, RRV, EOC, 911 Call Center, precincts, HQ, and other security systems.

Michael is not just an expert; he's a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for MARTA Police, offering invaluable insights into the maintenance and sustainability of security technologies. His advice aligns seamlessly with police priorities, critical functions, and regulatory responsibilities. Beyond that, Michael actively contributes to Cyber Security initiatives outlined by MARTA SEPP, providing a singular point of contact for technology-related issues, projects, and programs faced by the MARTA Police Department. In essence, Michael is the cornerstone ensuring the technological backbone of MARTA Police remains robust and aligned with evolving security needs.

Michael Fuller: 40 Yrs Systems Ops Engineer - Expert in Telecom and IT Support, MARTA Police Liaison for Security Solutions
Gopinath Soundarrajan

Oracle Cloud Technical Architect

With a wealth of experience exceeding 21 years, Gopinath has excelled in diverse roles ranging from Delivery Lead and Team Lead to Technical Architect and DevOps Specialist. His expertise encompasses System, Network, and Security Administration, as well as Cloud Computing, Datacenter Operations, and Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Gopinath's recent accomplishments include delivering impactful projects for renowned clients like AT&T and P&G. He has demonstrated proficiency in OIC and OAC integration planning and deployments, contributing significantly to the success of these ventures. Notably, Gopinath designed the Hub-Spoke topology for the AT&T network.

In the realm of Cloud migration, Gopinath stands out for his strategic acumen. His capabilities span Capacity Planning, Topology design for Prod/DR Setup, Operation recovery, and end-to-end deployment of Cloud services. His experience becomes particularly valuable for clients considering a migration from On-Premises Infrastructure, where Gopinath emerges as an asset, ensuring seamless transitions and optimal Cloud utilization

Gopinath Soundarrajan: 21 Yrs Oracle Cloud Technical Architect - Expert in Cloud Computing, Datacenter Ops, and Migrations
Lakshmi Marineni

Oracle Techno-Functional Consultant

Meet Lakshmi, a seasoned IT professional with 7+ years of expertise in Oracle EBS Applications, Oracle Financials & SCM Cloud, and Oracle PL/SQL. Lakshmi excels in developing, customizing, testing, and implementing Oracle Financial and SCM modules. As an Oracle Financial EBS technical developer, she's been instrumental in implementations, upgrades, and support projects. Her prowess includes crafting Custom Forms, customizing Standard forms, and implementing Personalization. Lakshmi is also adept at Fusion Cloud Reporting using tools like OTBI, Financial Reporting Studio, Smart View, and Oracle Business Intelligence. For tailored solutions in Oracle EBS Applications and Cloud Reporting, trust Lakshmi's expertise.

Lakshmi Marineni: 7 Yrs Oracle Techno-Functional Consultant - Expert in EBS, Cloud, PL/SQL, and Fusion Reporting
Swetha Aknepally

Oracle Cloud ERP Technical Consultant

Meet Swetha, a seasoned Oracle Cloud ERP Technical Consultant with 6+ years of expertise in Oracle Fusion ERP applications. Specializing in Data Conversion, Data Migration, and Report Generation across multiple ERP modules, she is a valuable asset for Oracle Cloud Implementation/Migration projects, ensuring seamless and efficient execution of technical aspects.

Swetha Aknepally: 6 Yrs Oracle Cloud ERP Technical Consultant - Data Conversion, Migration, and Reporting Expert
Terrence Mccrary

Terrence, a seasoned leader with over 15 years of experience, excels in deploying and maintaining citywide LAN solutions. Armed with technical certifications, he expertly constructs, secures, and sustains extensive municipal networks, encompassing wired and wireless solutions. Terrence's direct involvement in engineering, deploying, and maintaining major citywide solutions in the Southeastern United States positions him as a prominent industry leader. His expertise ensures optimal performance, making him a go-to professional for citywide LAN solutions, wired and wireless network deployment, and comprehensive network maintenance.

Terrence McCrary: 15 Yrs Leader in Citywide LAN Solutions - Expert in Building, Securing, and Maintaining Municipal Networks
Antonio Ortega

Antonio, a skilled web developer, excels in designing, developing, and deploying high-quality web applications. With a strong background in both front-end and back-end development, he is an expert in creating dynamic and responsive user interfaces. Antonio is equally adept at building robust and scalable server-side functionalities. Committed to continuous learning, he stays current with the latest technologies and industry best practices. Antonio's collaborative nature, excellent communication skills, and dedication to project goals make him a valuable team player in any development endeavor.

Antonio Ortega: Web App Developer - Front-end and Back-end Expertise, Dynamic UI, Scalable Server-side Functions


At Niti Systems, our strategic partnerships with industry organizations open doors to invaluable networking opportunities, keep us abreast of the latest industry trends and developments, and bolster our credibility with clients and stakeholders.

Our Partners

American eagle
IBI Group
DXC technology
Cambridge Systematics
CDM Smith
Fcco Construction
Clever Devices
Gannett Fleming
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