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Our executive team brings a wealth of technology and consulting leadership to help our clients achieve their business goals.  The team has built Coherent from the ground up with average member working for the company for 13 years.

Igor Epshteyn

President and Chief Executive Officer
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Igor Epshteyn

President and Chief Executive Officer
Entrepreneur. Business strategist. Global leader.

Igor Epshteyn had a passion for technology and innovation since the creation of his first company in his native Belarus in 1990. This passion drove him to found Coherent Solutions in 1995 after his immigration to the United States. Today, as the CEO and President, he leads Coherent Solutions’ strategy, vision and growth.

His dedication to entrepreneurship and technology served as the catalyst in creating Coherent Solutions, a leading custom software development and consulting company committed to excellence and innovation.

“It was a dream to create a global company with the growth, success and long-standing client relationships that we have built at Coherent. Every day our team continues to evolve with creativity, talent and passion, driven by the goal of having our customers’ best interests as our primary focus,” said Epshteyn.

Under Igor’s leadership, Coherent thrives more than ever today. The company continues to grow its global client base and expand its reach with a new European location as its fourth office opened in 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Igor holds an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and an MS in Electrical Engineering from the Minsk Institute of Radio Technology. Aside from his passion for business and innovation, he enjoys an active lifestyle which includes mountain climbing, hiking, running, and traveling around the world.

Maksim Belov

Chief Technology Officer
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Maksim Belov

Chief Technology Officer

Max Belov has been with Coherent Solutions since 1998 and became CTO in 2001. He is an accomplished architect and an expert in distributed systems design and implementation. Responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the company’s technology services, which include custom software development, data services, DevOps & cloud, quality assurance, and Salesforce.

Max also heads innovation initiatives within Coherent’s R&D lab to develop emerging technology solutions. These initiatives provide customers with top notch technology solutions IoT, blockchain, and AI, among others. Find out more about these solutions at coherentsolutions.com/success-stories and client videos on the Coherent Solutions channel on YouTube.

Max holds a master’s degree in Theoretical Computer Science from Moscow State University, and when he isn’t working he enjoys spending time with his family, on a race track, and playing competitive team handball. 

Robert Duff

Chief Operating Officer
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Robert Duff

Chief Operating Officer

Rob joined Coherent in 2005. He started his career in the 1990s as a developer and worked as a solution architect, business analyst, and project manager.  With 27 years of experience technology consulting, he brings a breadth and depth of skill that helps Coherent outperform on a consistent basis.

As the head of operations management for the company, Rob’s responsibilities include leadership of Coherent’s account management and global service delivery organization. His previous experiences include being a principal consultant for CSC Consulting and AVT Consulting.

He attributes his long tenure with Coherent to the smart people he works with. According to Rob, “When people see the level of talent we employ, and what they do with it, they are blown away. It truly is a huge part of what makes Coherent a great place to work.”

Rob holds an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and a BA in Economics from the University of Notre Dame. When he isn’t busy leading the service delivery team, he can be found running, skiing, and trying, with his wife, to keep up with their family of four high school and college aged kids.

Dan Schneider

Vice President, Finance
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Dan Schneider

Vice President, Finance

Joining Coherent in 2014, Dan leads the finance and human relations strategy on behalf of the company. 30 years of industry experience help him deliver and lead the company to consistent financial success.

Previous experience for Dan includes financial leadership roles at All in One Accounting, National Flooring Company, Video Guidance, and HickoryTech, where he’s built teams and systems that drove strategic business growth.

“It’s so exciting to work at a fast-paced technology company like Coherent. Seeing the accelerated business growth and teams championing for our clients’ success is what makes this work so rewarding,” said Schneider.

Dan holds a BS in Accounting from Minnesota State, Mankato.  When he isn’t chasing after his young grandson, he enjoys reading and exercising.

Mike Kittock

VP of Strategic Account Management
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Mike Kittock

VP of Strategic Account Management

Mike oversees strategic accounts at Coherent Solutions and has been with the company since 2006. He has experience as a developer, architect, and project manager for Fortune 1000 companies and international consulting firms. Mike has a BEE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota

Kami Holtz

Vice President, Business Development
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Kami Holtz

Vice President, Business Development

Joining Coherent in 2017, Kami leads business development for the company – both to deepen client relationship and guide the sales team for accelerated growth.

Holtz joined the company with 15 years of technology experience, including: full lifecycle implementations, process improvements, service delivery and operations. In previous roles, she has worked in the finance, healthcare and services industries. In her most recent role, prior to Coherent, she worked for Oracle as a Consulting Solution Director, responsible for the pre-sale and delivery of consulting services.

“Coherent Solutions is, by far, the best company I have worked for and this speaks specifically to all the employees and the great client partnerships we have,” said Holtz.

Kami has a BA in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of St. Thomas and an MBA in Technical Management from University of Phoenix. Outside of work, Kami enjoys extreme endurance sports and anything that gets her outside and meeting people.

Alexandre Schneerson

General Manager, Belarus
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Alexandre Schneerson

General Manager, Belarus

Alexandre helped lead the opening of the Coherent Solutions’ development center in Belarus in 2003—starting as General Manager from day one. Prior to this role, his experience targeted the law, printing and software development industries. This variety of knowledge helps him understand the needs of clients and team members every day.

“No two days are alike. It’s that thrill for what the day will bring that keeps me at Coherent. This team is second to none and we are always solving for a key new solution,” said Alexandre.

Gennadiy Cherkes

Technical Director, Belarus

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Gennadiy Cherkes

Technical Director, Belarus

Gennadiy joined Coherent Solutions in 2003. His first project was with John Deere company where he was a team/tech lead and key C++ developer. Decades of information technology experience have prepared him for anything the company – or clients – throw his way. 

As the Technical Director in Belarus, Gennadiy’s role focuses on staff management, delivery assurance and technical strategy for the regional footprint.

According to Gennadiy, “I love how Coherent is growing its business in innovative ways and across geographies. Opening our Belarus office was an exciting way to offer new capabilities to our clients.”

Gennadiy holds a degree in Math from Belarus State University. When he isn’t busy leading the development pool in Belarus, he can be found skiing in mountains–Caucasus or Alps preferred.

Andrei Yurevich

Career Development Director, Belarus
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Andrei Yurevich

Career Development Director, Belarus

Andrei joined Coherent in 2004. An expert in quality assurance, he applies that same level of detail to his role as the Career Development Director for the Belarus office, where his responsibilities include career development, training and external partnerships on behalf of the local team.

“A big reason our team members grow their careers at Coherent is due to our commitment to personal and professional development. Nothing is stagnate here and I hope our clients see that as well – always growing and adapting,” said Yurevich.

His past experience includes time at the Belarusian Interbank Settlement Center and EPAM.

Eugen Sinkevich

Director of Projects, Belarus
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Eugen Sinkevich

Director of Projects, Belarus

Starting at Coherent in 2003, Eugen runs project management across the company – both globally and local to the Belarus office. His experience is highlighted by extensive software development experience across various hardware platforms using a broad range of programming languages.

“Behind every client project success, there is a project manager acting as the lynchpin to hold it all together. Our project managers know their importance, but, even more, know the importance of winning for our clients as a team,” said Sinkevich.

Eugen graduated from the BSUIR Computer Science Faculty. He loves running, riding motorbike and working on home projects.

Boyan Antonov

General Manager, Bulgaria
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Boyan Antonov

General Manager, Bulgaria

Boyan leads the Coherent Solutions’ development center in Sofia, Bulgaria – an office that formally opened in late 2018. Over 15 years of industry experience empower his business decision-making and strategic planning daily.

His previous experience includes service delivery, project management and technical consulting in the IT, Banking and Finance sectors. Boyan is also PMP and Agile-certified – a key attribute at the executive level. As the on-site leader for Sofia, Antonov knows that an international presence is key in the Technology industry to truly deliver what is best and needed for clients.

According to Boyan, “I’ve been lucky enough to work across multiple geographical markets in my career – Europe, Africa, Latin America, Asia and North America. Our team knows the unique efficiency gains we achieve for our clients using talent across the globe for cross-country project coordination and collaboration.” 

Boyan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia and Master’s degree in Finance from the University of National and World in Sofia, Bulgaria. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, skiing during the winter months and spending time with his family outdoors.   

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