Who We Are

Founded in 2003 and based in San Diego, California, Abalta Technologies is a global leader in automotive grade software design and development. Connected Vehicles, Digital Maps, Smartphone Connectivity, IoT, Embedded Application Development, and Mobile apps are just some of the cool things we work on at Abalta. We are pioneers in the navigation and mapping industry and have worked with over 100 global brands with over 800 successful program launches since our inception. Backed by Zenrin since 2016, Abalta continues to pave the way for the next generation of connected services.


Meet our Leadership Team

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Michael O'Shea

Founder & Board Member

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.

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Sychuang Na

Chief Executive Officer

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.

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Pavel Stankoulov

Chief Technology Officer

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.

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Robert Exeter

VP of 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.

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Vijaya Israni

VP of 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.

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Frank Gonzalez

Director of Products

Frank has over 14 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.


Kiril Galabov

Director of Product Engineering

Kiril has been working in the IT industry for more than 15 years. Throughout his career he's been part of various projects developing innovative technologies in the fields of home automation, accounting, enterprise resource planning, remote management and control systems, navigation and car infotainment.


Tyson Lowery

Director of Engineering Services

Tyson has been part of the software development industry for more than 20 years in a variety of roles including developer, architect, project manager, and general management.  Before joining Abalta, he created and sold an offshore software development company based in Hyderabad, India.  Tyson’s passion is building great software products that delight the end-user.


James Wang

Country Manager, Greater China & Korea

James has been in the Mapping, Telematics, and Connected Vehicle industries for over 12 years. Prior to Abalta, he helped successfully build from scratch the China business for global leading parking info provider Parkopedia. James is passionate about building businesses and helping customers achieve their business goals with advanced technology solutions.


Join the Team

We’re looking for 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.