About Us

JumpDrive is a product of BrightLot Inc, the leading provider of wireless solutions to the automobile industry. BrightLot, founded in January 2006, has 3 patents granted and 2 additional pending. It was named the #2 technology to watch by Automotive News. BrightLot is headquartered in New York, with offices in Los Angeles and Delhi, India.



TSD-LOGO JumpDrive is integrated into RENTAL.NET, TSD LOANER, and TSD DRIVE.


bluebird-auto-rentals JumpDrive is integrated into Bluebird’s RentWorks product.


thermeon_logo JumpDrive is integrated into Thermeon’s cars+ rental system.




Martin Siegal, Executive Chairman

Martin joined BrightLot in January 2007. Prior to joining BrightLot, Martin spent 32 years at the Chrysler Corporation. Among his numerous achievements and responsibilities at the company, Martin was the Western Regional Manager of Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge, overseeing 950 dealerships in distribution, product allocation, marketing, incentive programs, corporate advertising, and new dealership launches for the region.

Martin graduated from Morris Harvey College, now University of Charleston, with degrees in Marketing and Industrial Psychology.

Sachin Chaudhry, Founder and Co-CEO

Sachin founded BrightLot in January 2006. Sachin previously co-founded and served as COO of Student Online, an enterprise software company for higher education institutions, which was later acquired by a leading student Internet portal. Sachin was also an investment banker with Merrill Lynch in the Technology group and Talmage Capital, a merchant bank based in Connecticut.

Sachin graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a BS Economics, with concentrations in Strategic Management and Finance.

Gaurav Chowdhary, Founder and Co-CEO

Gaurav founded BrightLot in January 2006. He previously served as Director of Business Development in the Corporate Development group at IAC, and as Director of Business Development at MeMedia.

Gaurav also founded HyperLevel, which developed and licensed a patent-pending tournament engine for interactive games. Prior to HyperLevel, Gaurav founded and served as VP of Product Development of Student Online, which was later acquired by a leading student Internet portal.

Gaurav graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Computer Science, as an Alfred Ogden Scholar and a King’s Crown Gold Leader.

Howard Williamson, VP Embedded Technology

Howard joined BrightLot in February 2007. At SpaceX, Howard developed a hardware simulation system allowing a full avionics suite to operate on a virtual vehicle for unit testing and integrated systems simulation of the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft, supporting development and launch operations. At Chambers Electronics in the UK, Howard helped develop data logger solutions.

Howard graduated from the University of St Andrews with a degree in Computation Science.

Himanshu Sharma, VP Internet Technology

Himanshu joined BrightLot in May 2009. He has previously worked with Vodafone, Hindustan Times, and Citibank.

Himanshu graduated from the University of Delhi with a degree in Industrial Chemistry and from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University with an MBA in Information Technology.