TORRANCE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Abalta Technologies, Inc. (, an emerging leader in the internet of car technologies, today announced that John Jasper is joining the company as President and Chief Operating Officer effective immediately. Mr. Jasper’s addition to the senior team is an important step in a broad strategy to accelerate our growth plans within the connected car industry. Our founder, Michael O’Shea, will retain the role of Founder and Chief Executive Officer.

“I am honored that Michael has selected me for this position”

“Abalta Technologies’ connected car business is growing rapidly and has gained recognition as a leading platform. In order to capitalize on this growth it was clear to me that we needed to add to our leadership team,” said Mr. O’Shea, Founder and CEO. “We are fortunate that John Jasper has decided to join our team as President and COO. John has substantial experience leading high growth technology businesses and I look forward to bringing this experience to bear at Abalta.”

Mr. Jasper has over 30 years working in, or leading, technology businesses in emerging market sectors. He has deep experience in navigation, telecommunications, retail technology and mobile.

“I am honored that Michael has selected me for this position,” said John Jasper. “The team at Abalta has done a spectacular job building a compelling product platform to enable the next wave of innovation in connected car technologies. I look forward to working with the team to continue our innovative product development and accelerate our adoption in a broad range of products across the globe.”

Mr. Jasper started his career 30 years ago as a software engineer in the cellular industry where he was involved in the first launches of cellular service in the US. He then moved on to build big data platforms for major corporations before joining Navteq/Here where he ultimately became CTO/VP Software. Mr. Jasper then joined Digital Globe as VP Data Systems before switching to general management in 2001 as CEO of SEI, a leading services firm based in Chicago, where he transformed the business and delivered substantial growth. While at SEI, Mr. Jasper created two spinoff companies in cooperation with McDonald’s Corporation.

In 2009, Mr. Jasper launched a cloud telephony business which he successfully sold to a leading CRM company in 2012. He has since been consulting with a leading marketing agency in Chicago to launch a new business to provide technology enabled mobile marketing services.

He holds an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is a co-inventor on over 20 patents.

Abalta Technologies, Inc.

Abalta Technologies, Inc. ( is an emerging leader in the connected car landscape. Abalta has developed an innovative platform to enable car companies, automotive electronic firms and tier 1 suppliers to bridge the gap between the smartphone and the car’s infotainment system. Abalta’s platform enables unique branded experiences to be delivered from the smartphone to the car’s infotainment system over USB, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Abalta has unrivaled expertise across mobile platforms and maintains long-standing relationships with a portfolio of over 60 of the most recognized brands in the world. Abalta has helped these leading brands transform their mobile product visions into meaningful experiences for businesses and consumers alike. Abalta Technologies is headquartered in Torrance, California and has development centers in San Diego, California and Sofia, Bulgaria.