Location-based service expertise since 2003

From the start, we’ve excelled in location-based services (LBS). Our expertise has extended to our in-car experience offerings. With over 200 years combined experience focused on mobile software with an emphasis on LBS, we know the map data landscape intimately.



Our core capabilities

Connected Car Thought Leader

  • We’ve accumulated a long legacy of forward-thinking in-car solutions and recognize the need for communication-enabled cars.
  • From the consumer perspective, the smartphone is central and the car is an extension of it—and we get that.
  • Our vision and platform let consumers stay smartphone-centric while allowing OEMs to differentiate from one another.

Advanced Map Production Engineering

  • We’ve been working with all major map providers.
  • By performing detailed competitive assessments of all major map providers’ products, we’ve gained deep insight, knowledge of pain points, and wisdom in development decisions.
  • With our understanding of solutions’ strengths and weaknesses, we can help our clients with precision.

Architecture and Engineering

  • Despite very constrained-resource environments, our principals have successfully built management solutions for extremely large data sets.
  • Our team has expertise in an array of software, hardware, and operating systems.

Mobile Devices & Apps, Navigation, and Mapping

  • We offer deep experience in location-based services. Many successful, pioneering solutions on the market are a result of our team.
  • We utilize our intimate knowledge of the map data landscape and work with all of the major map data and data service suppliers.

Meet our leadership team

Michael O'Shea

Founder & CEO

Michael is the founder of Abalta and has been at the forefront of infotainment his entire career. At Alpine Electronics, Michael built the first line-fit navigation system in the US and went on to bring many more innovative infotainment solutions to the market during his tenure at the mapping company HERE.

Pavel Stankoulov


Throughout his career, Pavel played key roles in the architecture, design and development of software for the connected vehicles and navigation systems. At Abalta, Pavel leads the architecture and technological vision for product development.

Robert Exeter

VP, Finance

Robert has over 30 years of accounting and finance experience. Robert started his career in public accounting and tax, including KPMG,.  Robert has held various management and executive positions in both public and private companies, including Cardinal Health, Genoptix (a Novartis Company), and XIFIN. At Abalta, Robert brings a wealth of finance, accounting, and operational knowledge and experience to the executive team.

Sychuang Na

VP, Engineering

Sychuang has worked his entire career with leading brands delivering advanced solutions in the location, mobile, and transportation realms. Sychuang began his career developing embedded software and went on to manage large engineering teams developing navigation and connected vehicle software for major automotive OEMs.

Vijaya Israni

VP, Program Management

Vijaya has extensive experience in mapping and navigation technologies. Vijaya has led development for automotive OEMs and Tier-One programs. Vijaya has also successfully built Project Management Organizations to deliver programs and projects using the latest SDLC approaches, including agile development.

Sean Murphy

Global Head of Sales

Sean leads the global sales and business development functions at Abalta, where he brings over 20 years of global sales, product management and marketing experience driving revenue, strategic growth and product strategy for technology companies. In his career, Sean has sold, built, deployed and supported mobile and web applications along with cloud-based platforms to Auto OEMs, Tier 1 Suppliers, Global Mobile Network Operators, Consumer and Fleet Telematics, Insurance, Financial and Roadside Assistance.


Frank Gonzalez

Director, Product

Frank has over 11 years of experience in the automotive industry covering both the aftermarket and OEM markets. He is passionate about providing a great user experience for customers by interweaving the power of technology, entertainment, social networks, and mobility.

Greg Moninger

QA Manager

Greg has over 10 years of experience in Software Testing and Quality Assurance. Greg has spent his career ensuring the delivery of quality software while working in the engineering simulation, location, and automotive industries.

Tom Huntington

Senior Director of Marketing


A seasoned marketing leader, Tom is passionate about building lasting global brands and telling compelling stories about products and services that leverage innovative technology to solve real-world problems. Tom leads all marketing efforts at Abalta and works closely with the product and executive teams to ensure brand alignment and consistency.

Join the team

We’re looking for top software engineers, QA engineers, and connected car innovators who want to provide tomorrow’s connected car today. Our unique team, skills, and world-class customers give you the opportunity to hone your skills, develop advanced solutions, and create innovative in-vehicle experiences.

Send us your cover letter and resume, and we’ll follow up.

Apply To Join Our Team

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