Rodger Desai is Chief Executive Officer of Payfone, Inc. After beginning his career in engineering management positions at ExxonMobil and GE, Rodger served as an executive at Accenture’s telecom practice before going on to become co-founder and CEO of Rave Wireless, a location-based safety service that is now deployed at thousands of universities, colleges and cities.
Prior to Rave Wireless, Rodger was co-founder and CEO of the Vettro Corp., an innovator in mobile banking and brokerage, and location-based services.
A cybersecurity and digital identity authentication expert who has been quoted by publications such as CNBC, TIME, and Yahoo! Finance, Rodger has also assisted in initiatives that leverage the use of mobile phones in emerging markets for social causes, such as disease surveillance in Iraq, and micro-finance lending programs in Asia. Rodger currently serves as an adviser to Inmar, Inc. and Kik Interactive, Inc.
Rodger graduated from RPI and attended the Harvard Business School.