Kartik Goyani is the Vice President of Operations at Metro Development Group, a Tampa-based land development company that specializes in master planned communities throughout west central Florida.
When Goyani joined Metro Development Group more than 10 years ago, his primary role involved engineering, planning and project management. The past few years have taken Goyani in a different direction which has earned him the added title of Metro’s Chief Visionary; a distinction that was gained by infusing cutting-edge technology into the infrastructure of new communities.
The basis of this technology is the introduction of the fastest internet and WiFi speeds in the nation, which is known as ULTRAFi and is exclusive to Metro Development Group communities. Unlike other residential environments, ULTRAFi communities have up to 1 Gigabit of speed throughout the neighborhood hot spots and available inside every home.
With the success of ULTRAFi, Goyani shifted his focus to launching the first Connected City in the nation built from the ground up and selected a location in the Tampa Bay market of Pasco County. What started as a “figment of his imagination,” the Connected City attracts businesses, retailers and residents by delivering new advances in education, healthcare, public safety, energy and transportation. Built by great imagination, fantastic partnerships and finding simple solutions for complex problems, Goyani is working on creating communities that get better over time. Inspired by his own daughter, he says the best way to build a future is to create it.
Goyani is on the board of Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel Foundation where he helps grow and share his vision for the future of healthcare. In 2016, the Business Observer named him to their distinguished group of “40 Under 40” individuals.
Goyani earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering from College of Engineering, Pune (COEP), one of the most prestigious engineering colleges in India. He earned a Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering/Construction Engineering and Management from Purdue University.
When Goyani is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and his daughter, who will begin elementary school in the fall.