Who we are

Unlocking potential of rail operations through technology and know-how  

Proven
technologies

Enterprise-grade
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Deep industry
expertise

20+

years of
experience

Optym Rail is the culmination of over 20 years of experience in providing trusted partnerships with some of the largest and most complex railroads and mining companies.

Our mission is to unlock the potential of rail operations through new and innovative technologies and proven industry expertise.

Optym has helped customers achieve over $1 billion in savings combined. You should be next.

Optym’s leaders bring decades of experience in optimization, the rail industry, and commercialization to build transformative solutions for businesses worldwide.

Ravi Ahuja, Ph.D.

Founder

Ravi is an academic turned entrepreneur. He has taught at several prestigious universities including MIT. He has also co-authored 3 books and over 100 research papers. Ravi founded Optym to bring optimization from theory to practice and create value for various industries.

Krishna Jha, Ph.D.

CEO

Krishna has been engaged in the optimization R&D for over 20 years, developing optimization algorithms for airline, railroad and mining industries. With his unique blend of business and optimization expertise, he has also been engaged in various consulting engagements roles.

Andrew Siesenop

CCO

Andrew brings extensive experience in the rail space including 20+ years at Norfolk Southern and 6+ years as a member of the GE Transportation/Wabtec commercial team. He is responsible for coordinating and executing Optym Rail's global growth strategy.

Ashutosh Itkelwar

VP - Rail & Mining

Ashutosh has over 20 years experience across automotive, mining and rail companies. Most recently he worked with GE Transportation/Wabtec for over 10 years managing acquisition integration and product strategy. For over 2 years Ashutosh has managed operations and rail network optimization products for Optym Rail.

Rodrigo Gabizo

VP Business Development Latam

Rodrigo has over 25 years of experience in business development, strategic marketing and sales. He has worked for 12 years with the Brazilian Mining company Vale S.A and 13 years with General Electric as Business Development & Operations leader at GE’s Global Research. His expertise includes mining, rail, aviation, and digital solutions.

“CSXI has used Optym to analyze our terminal operations with great success on identifying bottlenecks and guiding improvements in the terminal layout and operating plan.”

Robert J. Giradot, Director Network Simplification, CSX Transportation- Developer

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