Meet our Management Team
Alex James – Chief Executive Officer
ESI founder and major shareholder, Alex played key role in acquiring ESI major North America and EU clients. Over more than 26 years in business development, technology marketing, and consulting, Alex has developed a broad network of business connections, which was paramount for the company's growth. Before starting ESI, Alex has worked for more than 8 years in various European offices of McKinsey & Company advising global companies on how they could best use technology to increase efficiency and revenue. Prior to that he served in a variety of business development roles in several large IT companies in Czech Republic. Alex holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA degree from the University of New York in Prague. Alex spends most of his time travelling. He adores golf, soccer, and tennis. He is an active supporter of sustainable farming and healthy lifestyle, and he is a sponsor of many international non-profits.
Mikhail Yushkevich – Chief Technology Officer
An industry veteran with about two decades of IT industry experience and research, Mikhail has been bridging business with technology since the infancy of IT outsourcing in Belarus. Prior to ESI, Mikhail worked in several IT outsourcing powerhouses in Belarus and Czech Republic on some of the world's most complex enterprise projects. Mikhail possesses the broadest and the most up-to-date knowledge of modern software development tools, platforms, and industry trends. He stands behind ESI key market strengths in Business Intelligence, Marketing Analytics, Behavioral Targeting, and Business Process Modeling. Mikhail holds a BS degree in Physics Engineering and a Master's degree in Informational Technology "summa cum laude" from Pedagogiski State University - #3 ranked national university in Belarus. He is also a highly sought-after panelist and speaker at major national technology events and IT outsourcing conferences. In his rare free time, Mikhail enjoys environmentally-sustainable hiking and recreational underwater hunting.
Kirill Kovganov – Chief Operating Officer
Kirill brings 14 years of experience in business operations and entrepreneurship. In his role of Chief Operating Officer of ESI, Kirill puts his unparalleled skills in management, business operations and execution to ensure ESI meets its clients most challenging requirements by delivering high-quality products on time and within the agreed-upon budget. Kirill is a proud founder of several start-ups that he brought to success before he joined ESI. Prior to that, he worked as lead engineer in a large National Defense company. Kirill holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnik State Academy, and an MBA degree from the LINK International Institute of Management in Moscow - an affiliate of the UK Open University Business School. When he is not working on the contingency analysis of ESI project schedules and status reports, Kirill prefers spending time with his family, travelling, and fishing.