Tim Menard

CEO & Founder, Chairman


Timothy Menard is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of LYT. The company received two National Science Foundation grants to optimize traffic signal systems to reduce congestion, fuel emissions, and travel times. Before founding LYT, Tim was a firmware engineer at Tesla in Palo Alto, California, having designed hardware/software simulation systems that autonomously tested the proper functionality of vehicle electronics used in Tesla’s Model S and Model X. Prior to Tesla, Tim worked on connected vehicle technology at Toyota, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and at the University of Alaska Anchorage.


2016 – Present
CEO & Founder – LYT

2014 – 2016
Firmware Engineer – Tesla

2012 – 2014
Engineer – Toyota InfoTechnology Center