Chief Information Officer
Ilya Verlinsky is Chief Information Officer for Amherst. Ilya is a vital member of the executive team and is responsible for managing the information infrastructure supporting all Amherst businesses. With over 18 years of experience, he leads a team encompassing software development, application infrastructure, project management, product development, and analytics.
In 2015, Ilya joined Amherst after the successful sale and acquisition of Interthinx, by First American Financial, where he served as CTO. His prior experience on a number of enterprise technology platforms, spanning financial, trading and infrastructure applications as well as roles at a number of top 10 banks and financial firms, such as Bank of America, Countrywide, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley is invaluable to the Amherst team.
Ilya holds an MBA from California State University, Northridge where he also earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with Magna Cum Laude honors. He also served in the U.S. Army prior to his career in the banking and technology sectors.