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CEO and President
Mr. Dobkin is the cofounder, CEO and President of EPAM Systems. Under his direction EPAM has grown to become one of the world’s leading software development outsourcing services companies.
After earning an MS in Electrical Engineering from the Byelorussian National Technical University, Mr. Dobkin began his career in Minsk, Belarus, where he worked for several emerging software development companies. After immigrating to the United States, he held thought and technical leadership positions in Colgate-Palmolive and SAP Labs.
A recipient of numerous awards, in June 2008 Ernst & Young named Mr. Dobkin winner of The Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2008 award in New Jersey, Information Technology Consulting category. In 2006, Consulting Magazine named him to “Top 25 Most Influential Consultants”. In 2004, along with the CEOs of Wipro Technologies and CGI Group, Mr. Dobkin was spotlighted as a key industry influencer in the Foreign Relations category of CRN's "Top 25 Executives" issue.
Through EPAM, Mr. Dobkin has been instrumental in opening the vast talent pool of the former Soviet Union region and Central and Eastern Europe to the global business community. He continues to actively promote this region across the US and Western Europe by presenting at noted international industry and technology events, such as Gartner Outsourcing Summits, Forrester's GigaWorld IT Forum Europe, Russian Outsourcing & Software Summits, SAP TechEd, and others.
President of EU Operations, Executive Vice President
Mr. Robb became Executive Vice President of Global Operations and a member of the Board of Directors of EPAM in 2004 when Fathom Technology, a Hungarian software development outsourcing company he co-founded, was acquired by EPAM Systems.
A 30 year global veteran of the software engineering and IT Solutions industries, Mr. Robb has spent ten years working in Western Europe, nine in the USA, and eleven in Eastern Europe. Prior to co-founding Fathom Technology in 2001, he served as Vice President of Softtek, Latin America’s largest and most successful IT Outsourcing provider, where he built and ran the “Software & e-Business Practice” for North America.
In 1993, Mr. Robb co-founded Mobile Computing Systems, a Bay-Area Mobile Enterprise Development Platform and Vertical Applications provider in the US, UK and Italy, which was acquired by the Malaysian Telecom operator. Previously he served as CEO of Victor Distribution A.B., a provider of specialized hardware and software solutions, covering 12 countries in Europe, North America, The Middle East and Asia. Subsequently following Victor Technologies’ acquisition by US’ Tandy Corp., he was promoted to VP Business Development of the parent company, Victor Tandy Europe AB in Sweden.
Mr. Robb began his career in 1982 with the global solutions provider ICL and spent seven years in the UK, Belgium and Sweden in a variety of roles, including: Business Analyst, Sales, Product Management and Marketing and Major Account Management with EU Governmental Institutions. Having worked and lived for significant periods in US, EU and Eastern Europe, and having managed business activities focused on application software, operating systems, hardware, communications and networking and software development tools, Mr. Robb’s geo-diverse experience and broad technology background have proven to be valuable assets while helping EPAM grow as a Global Provider of Solutions and Services to Global Leaders in all 3 regions.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Cantor joined EPAM Systems in July 2006 as Chief Financial Officer. He is a CPA who brings a strong background in finance, operations, strategic planning, business development and extensive international experience to EPAM Systems.
Prior to joining EPAM, Mr. Cantor spent seven years in a variety of financial and operational positions at Dow Jones. In his last position, he served as Executive Director of Operations of the Wall Street Journal. He was responsible for the highly successful launch of the Weekend Edition of the WSJ and executed a strategic repositioning of the Journal's International Editions.
Previously, Mr. Cantor served as the CFO of the Wall Street Journal (2003 to 2006), and Group Finance Director of WSJ International (1999 to 2003). In 2002, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of CNBC International, a financial news television joint venture between NBC and Dow Jones in Asia and Europe.
Before joining Dow Jones in 1999, Mr. Cantor was the Chief Financial Officer of Independent Media (now Independent Media - Sanoma), a leading publishing house based in Moscow, Russia.
Mr. Cantor also worked as an Audit Manager with Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) in Moscow. He started his career with C&L in Los Angeles in 1991, after graduating from the California State University at Long Beach.
Global Head of Banking and Financial Services Industry Business Unit
Mr. Fejes oversees the strategy and operations of EPAM's global Banking and Financial Services business.
Prior to August 2012, Mr. Fejes served as EPAM's CTO and was responsible for ensuring that all of EPAM Systems global offshore and nearshore software development centers were at the leading edge of industry standards for efficiency and quality. Mr. Fejes became CTO in March of 2004 when Fathom Technology, a Hungarian software engineering firm which he cofounded and where he served as CTO, was acquired by EPAM Systems.
Prior to co-founding Fathom Technology Mr. Fejes was a chief software architect/line manager with Microsoft Great Plains (Microsoft Business Solutions). He also served as chief software architect of Scala Business Solutions. He is the recipient of numerous awards for programming excellence and has worked extensively in the US and Russia.
Mr. Karaev became SVP of Business Information Services when Instant Information, a company he cofounded, was acquired by EPAM Systems in 2010. Mr. Karaev is a veteran in the industry with 27 years of experience in financial and corporate information services. He brings his extensive management expertise and leadership skills to the breadth of EPAM Systems’ offerings.
Prior to establishing Instant Information in 2004 Mr. Karaev was a founder of Multex.com – a pioneer in online investment research. Through his leadership, Multex.com carried out a successful IPO in 1999, achieved revenue growth of nearly $100 million in 2002, and was acquired by Reuters in 2003.
Global Head of Travel and Consumer Industry Business Unit
Ms. Shekhter manages the Travel and Consumer Business Unit. She has been with the company in a variety of functions since 2001 and has been instrumental in driving the development of several service lines and accelerators, most notably in the Customer Relationship Management area. In her current function, she is responsible for driving the strategy and execution for EPAM’s Travel and Consumer business across EPAM’s global delivery and client service locations.
Prior to joining EPAM, Ms. Shekhter was with the travel and marketing giant, Carlson Companies, in a number of Operational and Business Development roles including Head of Retail and Entertainment for 24K, a spin-off of Carlson Marketing Group. Prior to Carlson, Ms. Shekhter was a Manager with Ernst and Young Consulting, specializing in CRM and Analytics engagements for notable clients such as 3M and GE.
Ms. Shekhter holds an MS degree in Information Systems and BS/BA degrees in Economic Theory and Political Science from The American University. She is active in the software startup community and takes a special interest in artificial intelligence applications.
Mr. Yezhkov leads EPAM's Independent Software Vendors & Technology Industry Business Unit. In this position, his focus is on working with EPAM's clients in technology and software engineering space.
Mr. Yezhkov has more than 15 years of technology and management experience including extensive experience with global delivery models. He served as CTO, and as a board member and advisor to several technology companies. Prior to EPAM, Mr. Yezhkov served as Managing Director and CTO of Vested Development Inc., where he was instrumental in driving the growth of VDI from its foundation to the successful acquisition by EPAM in 2006.
Mr. Yezhkov has an MS degree from Moscow State University.
Head of North American Business Unit
Mr. Dvorkin leads EPAM’s North American Business Unit. He oversees sales, supports North American strategic accounts and has overall responsibility for the quality of services delivered in the North American region.
Mr. Dvorkin joined EPAM in 1997 and has been instrumental in driving the company's growth in emerging industries, technology and solution practices, helping EPAM to capitalize on the high-caliber Eastern European technical talent to deliver better quality, productivity and cost efficiencies to EPAM clients. Having worked and lived in the Unites States and Eastern Europe, Mr. Dvorkin has in-depth understanding of global delivery models and brings hands-on technology experience and working knowledge of multiple industries including Travel, Healthcare, Insurance and Oil & Gas.
Mr. Dvorkin holds a Master's degree in Applied Mathematics from the Belarusian National Technical University and a Ph.D. in Information Technology from the International IT Academy in Minsk, Belarus.
Mr. Twentyman oversees strategy, operations, and client delivery of EPAM’s European Business Unit. He joined EPAM in early 2005, taking charge of EPAM UK operations and growing the unit into one of the major EPAM markets. Mr. Twentyman was promoted to Head of EU Geography Business Unit in January 2012.
Prior to EPAM, Mr. Twentyman was a managing director of a specialist IT consulting services business, Tornado, where he grew a successful and profitable business over 5 years. Since 1993, Mr. Twentyman has held board and executive management positions with a variety of IT services providers - from large outsourcing companies to specialist startups. His roles span from management of companies, business units, and centers of excellence to management of delivery and support functions.
Mr. Twentyman graduated from the University of Birmingham (UK) with a 1st class Master’s degree in Engineering.
Mr. Agafonov became General Manager of EPAM Systems Russia in March 2007 when VDI, a Russian software development company, where he served as COO, merged with EPAM Systems.
In his present position, Mr. Agafonov manages the EPAM business in the CIS region. He ensures the accomplishment of EPAM’s business goals, oversees planning and budgeting activities and executes performance analysis of CIS Operations.
A graduate from the Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Mr. Agafonov is an expert in the field of project management and quality management systems certification (CMMI/ISO 9001:2000).
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Lyashok was named EPAM CTO in August 2012 and is responsible for marketing and development of EPAM’s capabilities. He joined EPAM in 2009 when EPAM acquired Rodmon Systems, a Media industry service provider that Mr. Lyashok co-founded. Prior to his assuming the role of CTO, Mr. Lyashok was responsible for EPAM’s business in the Media industry.
Mr. Lyashok has been consulting a diverse range of organizations since 1997. His experience ranges from helping to build network operation support systems for national telecommunications carriers in the United States to advising the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation on its global biodiversity preservation initiative in Africa and Latin America.
Mr. Lyashok received his MS and BS degrees from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and has an MBA from New York University - Stern School of Business.
Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Ginger Mosier has served as EPAM Vice President, General Counsel since March 2010, as Assistant Corporate Secretary from May 2010 to January 2012 and as Corporate Secretary since January 2012.
Prior to joining EPAM, Ms. Mosier spent approximately eight years in a variety of legal positions with Hewlett-Packard Company. In her last position, she served as senior counsel advising on global IT outsourcing deals and related services transactions. Prior to that she advised a number of HP Software divisions as corporate counsel and was the legal representative for the HP Software Integration Office created for implementing the acquisition and integration of several software companies. Immediately prior to Hewlett-Packard, Ms. Mosier practiced corporate law at Drinker, Biddle & Reath.
Ms. Mosier began her legal career at Baker & Daniels. Ms. Mosier holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis where she was a member of the Indiana Law Review and a B.A. from Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis.