Piyush Patel is a fourth-generation entrepreneur whose grandfather, a businessman and state legislator, was twice imprisoned in India for Gandhi’s freedom movement. Another grandfather pioneered modern technologies for building roads. Piyush’s parents sent him to plant roots in the United States with a voracious risk appetite and character rooted in empathy, humility, and courage to do the right thing.
In 1997, Piyush quit a nine-year stint in the car industry, leading a team devising airbag sensors, and launched a software solutions company that was spectacularly successful until the dot-com bubble burst. With lessons learned, fresh purpose and unwavering support from key employees and brothers Jay and Devang, Piyush and his wife, Rupal, reorganized the company into Kyra Solutions in 2003.
The Patel family quickly realized that their DNA, passion and mission aligned well with public service and decided to exclusively concentrate on the government sector. Using its digital transformation software and services, Kyra assists government entities in becoming more efficient and effective in serving citizens, protecting the environment, saving lives on roadways, and reducing the regulatory burden on businesses. The mantra “always put empathy for people and adherence to greater purpose ahead of profit” continues to drive the Patel family’s entrepreneurial spirit and the company’s culture.