Rodger Desai

Rodger Desai

Co-Founder & CEO

Payfone

Rodger Desai is founder & CEOof Payfone, Inc. After beginning his career in engineering management positionsat ExxonMobil and GE, Rodger served as an executive at Accenture’s telecompractice before becoming CEO of Rave Wireless, a mobile service that protectsthousands of universities, colleges and cities.

A mobile and digital identity authentication expert whohas been quoted by publications such as the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, TIME,and MIT Technology Review, Rodger has assisted in initiatives that leverage theuse of mobile phones in solving societal issues, such as disease surveillancein Iraq, and micro-finance lending programs in Asia. Rodger graduated from RPIand attended the Harvard Business School.