With deep roots in academia, we create software products to optimize transportation.


Accolades & Affiliations

Who we are

We develop planning, scheduling, and routing software products using the latest optimization and AI algorithms. Our clients include leading railroads, airlines, trucking, and several Fortune 500 companies. We empower planners and schedulers to make better decisions – increasing efficiency and profitability.

Our guiding values


Built on decades of award-winning research, innovation is in our DNA. We are always creating new technologies, improving algorithms, and pushing the boundaries of what is possible. We love making the impossible possible.


We are driven by a mission to develop highly impactful solutions to transform transportation. Our solutions change the way users make decisions, optimize operations, asset and resource utilization, and ultimately positively impact profitability.


We share a common passion for making a difference for our clients. We promote a culture that facilitates collaboration, challenges the status quo, and rewards creativity, innovation, and impact.

Our story

2000 - 2010

Dr. Ravi Ahuja, Professor at the Univ. of Florida, starts consulting for railroads and realizes the need for optimization solutions for this industry. He recruits four of his Ph.D. students as the first set of employees of Optym and starts begins building software solutions, which are licensed by leading railroads in North America.

2011 - 2015

Optym brings its learnings from rail into new industry verticals. Through a development partnership with Southwest Airlines, Optym builds a new generation of optimization products for airline network planning and also licenses its first linehaul optimization product to Saia. Both products are highly successful and generate significant value for their clients.

2016 - 2020

Furthering partnerships with airlines, Optym develops SkySuite, a full suite of network planning products for the passenger airline industry. As Optym’s SkySuite reaches scale, Amadeus, a leading airline software provider for airlines, acquires this business unit. In the meantime, Optym develops its second product for LTL for optimizing pickup & delivery.

2020 - 2024

Following the spin out of its airline unit and success in LTL, Optym develops a full suite of LTL products from planning to operations while working with 5 of the top 10 US LTL carriers. Optym also begins to translate its learnings from LTL into the much larger full truckload vertical with its flagship driver-to-load optimization product. In addition, Optym remains the leader in rail optimization.

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From various backgrounds and walks of life


Years of experience

Our team’s experience is unmatched


Global offices

And located across the world in between


Ravi Ahuja

Founder & CEO


Shaman Ahuja

Deputy CEO


Chris Torrence

Chief Strategy Officer


Kory Harb

Sr. Director — LTL Products


Ram Yadlapalli

Director — Routing Systems


Krishna Jha

CEO - Rail Division


Andrew Siesenop

CCO - Rail Division


Chandini Davies

Global Director - HR


Ashutosh Itkelwar

VP - Rail & Mining



Optym is where amazing people (like you) can do their best work. If you’re ready to advance your career and do meaningful work that transforms companies, you’ve come to the right place.


Ready to see how Optym can optimize your operations?

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