Fast forward to today, HTA is the leading company in our category, serving the rental car industry and many other fleet operators across North America. Leveraging the most comprehensive electronic toll collection and violation management solutions for all shapes and sizes of fleets, we have grown quickly, maintaining the highest levels of service while continuing to push the technology envelope. Our solutions include three patents and have been built using the most respected hardware and software components in the industry, efficiently and reliably support our billing, customer service, reporting and dispute resolution of toll and non-toll violations. Our Innovation Lab is the latest in a series of initiatives that ensure we continue to raise the bar with new products and solutions, all developed within our Agile Scrum development environment.
HTA’s culture is fun, casual, and fast-paced. Our people are flat-out awesome. Our offices are bright, collaborative and open. We are scaling to new heights, yet we remain committed to our humble foundation and core belief that exceptional service and constant innovation is not a luxury, it’s an essential part of what we do!
David Centner is a successful serial entrepreneur with pioneering ventures in Internet development, online marketplaces and electronic toll collection.
A technology guru, visionary and self-taught programmer, David was a pre-Netscape Silicon Alley (NYC) insider founding K2 Design in 1994, one of the world's first web-development and Internet advertising agencies. K2's prestigious clientele included America Online, MCI, IBM, Prodigy, and numerous others, and was the first online ad agency in the world with a digital media-buying group. K2 was the first of its kind to be inducted into the prestigious American Association of Advertising Agencies. As its chairman and CEO, Mr. Centner guided K2 Design through a 1996 initial public offering and eventual profitability. While at K2, Mr. Centner also incubated CLIQNOW!, a leading network-model online-sales company, which was sold in 1999 to 24/7 Media.
Following K2, David co-founded and was CEO of MaterialNet, the world's first reverse-auction business-to-business e-marketplace for raw materials. Forbes Magazine at one time called MaterialNet one of the "best-of-the-best B2Bs” in the world. MaterialNet was acquired by Perfect Commerce, a strategic sourcing and procurement solutions company.
In 2002 David founded and self-funded Highway Toll Administration, the first provider of electronic toll collection services for the rental car industry. HTA transformed the industry by allowing rental customers to pay for tolls electronically, thus eliminating the need to pay cash, collect receipts, and idle in toll plaza traffic. Today, HTA is a leader in its industry and provides tolling services to fleets throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.
David is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business with a degree in Entrepreneurial Management.
Leila Centner is the Chief Financial Officer of HTA. Leila was previously with Arthur Andersen and Deloitte & Touche, overseeing engagements with multiple billion dollar accounting clients. Leila’s greatest joy comes from being part of humanitarian organizations such as Convoy of Hope.
Leila graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California’s School of Accounting, and received her MBA from the University of California.
Jon Routledge joined HTA in February 2016 as our President. He brings 20 plus years of leadership experience specializing in developing sales initiatives, marketing, strategic planning and process improvement. He has spent most of his career in the freight and logistics business, working many years for DHL Express as their Vice President of Sales. Jon also has extensive international business experience, especially in Europe. During his first years with DHL, Jon held several finance, sales and operational positions within the company ranging from National Accounts to Business Development before progressing to key leadership roles within the sales management and general management arena from their UK office before relocating to the United States in 2002.
As President of Highway Toll Administration, Jon oversees all operations of the company and will be an integral part to the success of HTA’s 2.0 and growth acceleration strategies.
A native of Ashford, United Kingdom, Jon holds a BTEC HND degree in business management and also holds certifications in Six Sigma, Credit Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
Pravin Wilfred joined HTA in November 2013, bringing 17 years of experience with Fortune 100 companies. His previous experience was with one of the largest implementations of Agile and BPR implementations in the world. Pravin’s focus is always on quality, agility and excellence.
As Chief Operating Officer at HTA, he oversees the IT department (including cutting edge mobile technology), business, production, field operations and customer service departments. His goal for HTA is to be a “world-class agile company” and HTA is well on its way there. Pravin’s mantra is work hard and have a blast!
Pravin graduated with a Masters in Engineering.
Amit Shoresh joined HTA back in 2005 and has held several positions at HTA. Amit currently manages our Sales and Business Development teams, leading all aspect of our commercial activities.
Amit was the first employee of HTA, and with his vision and deep knowledge of the tolling industry he has helped advance all departments within the company. Amit’s energy soars when he is looking for new ways to bring HTA to the next level.
Pinku Kurian oversees our dynamic Business and Technology Team. Prior to HTA, Pinku began his career as a Systems Engineer in 1997 and worked as a Software Consultant for leading fortune 500 companies. Pinku is currently reengineering our IT systems, taking us into the future. His joy comes from being an amazing mentor and a coach to everyone on his team at HTA.
Pinku has a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from Mangalore University, India and a Masters of Business Administration from Cardiff Business School, UK.
Check out highlights from HTA’s 2017 Halloween part...
Check out highlights from HTA’s 2017 Halloween party! From the Breakfast Club to Captain Jack Sparrow, all our costumes were a huge hit! We then brought down the house with our HTA tradition: the Halloween dance-off!Check out highlights from HTA’s 2017 Halloween party! From the Breakfast Club to Captain Jack Sparrow, all our costumes were a huge hit! We then brought down the house with our HTA tradition: the Halloween dance-off!
How do you celebrate 15 awesome years of service? W...
How do you celebrate 15 awesome years of service? With a Rock n Roll themed party, of course!!!! Employees partied, karaoked, danced and answer HTA trivia questions throughout the evening. Founder and CEO, David Centner thanked everyone for keeping the dream alive. The company is exactly what he envisioned and he’s proud to be surrounded by smart people with the same values. HTA looks forward to rocking and rolling into the future!
At HTA, we invest in our employees....
At HTA, we invest in our employees. We nourish their potential, we celebrate their successes and we do all of this in a fun-filled atmosphere. When you work with a great group of people, it truly does make all the difference, so come join us as we transform our industry, one toll at a time!
We’re always looking for excellent, open minded and passionate people to join us on the ride to success. We offer excellent career opportunities and growth alongside people that truly care about you. Whether rocking out on a new project or killing it on the ping pong table, there’s always a reason to celebrate any victory, big or small.