Board of Directors

Since our 1993 founding, the Board of Directors has installed core business focuses on strong corporate growth and outstanding client experiences.
  • Yaroslav Lyubinets

    Yaroslav Lyubinets

    Chairman of the Board

    Having joined SoftServe in 1995, Mr. Lyubinets acted on various engineering, client facing and management positions. In 1997, he was appointed as a Vice President of Engineering. Over the years, his responsibilities included driving all aspects of the software development lifecycle, from requirements and testing to quality standards and release to client success.

    Mr. Lyubinets graduated from the Applied Mathematics Faculty of Lviv National Ivan Franko University in Ukraine, and obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science. For over fifteen years, he has been a research staff member and a professor at the Lviv National Polytechnic University, teaching information systems related courses.

    In 2007, Mr. Lyubinets completed the Presidents' MBA program at the Kyiv-Mohyla Business School, and in 2013 he graduated from Harvard Business School.

  • Yura Vasylyk

    Yura Vasylyk

    Member of the Board

    Mr. Vasylyk has more than 20 years of experience in the IT and outsourcing services industry. At SoftServe, he was responsible for leading and managing the software delivery team of over 2000 people, as well as maintaining a strong relationship with existing and new customers, ensuring efficient and profitable software delivery operations.

    Mr. Vasylyk was also accountable for the company's acquisition strategy and implementation, evaluating global delivery capacity, providing world-class delivery excellence and revenue management.

    He obtained his MBA in Management Information Systems at Lally School of Management and Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.

  • Taras Kytsmey

    Taras Kytsmey

    Member of the Board

    Taras Kytsmey is the Co-Founder and Board Member of SoftServe. From 1997 till 2013 he served as the company’s President leading SoftServe to growth and success as a global provider of high quality software development and technology consulting services. Taras was chairman of the IT Ukraine Association in 2011, 2016, and 2020. He has also been a member of the European Business Association (EBA) board since 2018.

    Mr. Kytsmey is actively engaged in the Ukrainian IT community, and is a frequent speaker on panels related to the offshore software development industry in Ukraine. He is known as a visionary leader and advocate for high quality, accessible IT education in Ukraine, the implementation of innovative IT education programs, promotion of trust and win-win as a business model, and development of local and national business cultures. A recognized Ukrainian economist, Taras was awarded the Order of the Lion by the Lviv City Council in 2018 for his leadership role in developing the country’s IT industry.

    Mr. Kytsmey graduated from the Applied Mathematics Faculty of Lviv National Ivan Franko University and obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science with thesis in Fuzzy Database Systems, and in 2012 he completed Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management Program. From 1992 until 2002, Mr. Kytsmey worked as a professor at the Lviv National Polytechnic University.

  • Taras Vervega

    Taras Vervega

    Member of the Board

    Taras Vervega is a Co-Founder and Board Member of SoftServe. As a renowned Ukrainian businessman and philanthropist, Taras actively supports the advancement of the Ukrainian IT industry. He collaborates with European and US organizations to promote Ukraine's technological innovation potential at a global level.

    Taras has a Computer Science Degree from Lviv National Polytechnic University. In 2015, Taras Vervega was recognized as the Benefactor of the Year in the '2015 People of Lviv' Awards.

  • Christopher Baker

    Christopher Baker

    Member of the Board

    Mr. Baker is a member of the Board of Directors at SoftServe. During his tenure as Chief Executive Officer between 2015 and 2023, SoftServe has grown into a leading software engineering and digital transformation company, regularly recognized as the Best Employer and Best Place to Work, while doubling in size approximately every two years.

    Mr. Baker joined SoftServe as a Board Advisor in 2012, became a Board Member in 2013, and served as CEO from 2015 to 2023. Prior to that, Mr. Baker was both a seasoned entrepreneur and Fortune 250 senior leader, leading growth technology companies for over 20 years. Before joining SoftServe, Mr. Baker served both as President and Chief Technology Officer of, a leading incentive management company based in Toronto, Canada. Prior to that, he had been an active angel investor after serving as President of Group 1 Software, a leading enterprise class data quality company based in Lanham, MD (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pitney Bowes.) While with Pitney Bowes, he participated in multiple acquisitions and integrations and was a member of the Chairman’s Council and the Strategic Leaders Council.

    Earlier in his career, among other startups, Mr. Baker founded and built MailCode Inc. into a leading global provider of technology solutions for mail processing via optical character reading, which was later sold to Pitney Bowes. Mr. Baker holds multiple patents, including one for Differential Weighing, a method to increase the speed and efficiency of weighing mail pieces. Over his career, Mr. Baker has been recognized as a passionate force for the intersection of tech innovation and business. SoftServe shares this passion for transformational change, founded with the rich talent and technical skills in Central and Eastern Europe, and extending to its teams globally. Mr. Baker holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, with honors, from Purdue University and has been honored as a Distinguished Purdue Alumnus.

  • Vilnis Ezerins

    Vilnis Ezerins

    Member of the Board

    Mr. Ezerins has extensive experience in enterprise management, particularly on marketing and business development side. He was a founder of Ezerins Realty in 1979 in Springfield, MA, which invested in bank foreclosed residential apartment buildings.

    In 1982, Mr. Ezerins founded Advanced Marketing Concepts and Business West with the partner, interest sold to the partner in 1985. Later he was a founder of AdMail Corp. in Springfield, MA, the company eventually evolved into AccuData, Inc., a nationwide provider of integrated marketing services, and relocated to Cape Coral, FL.

    In 2000, Mr. Ezerins founded Alvion Inc., a technology company serving the direct marketing industry which in 2006 was sold to an investor/management group. Alvion included significant operations in Sevastopol, Ukraine.

  • Harry Propper

    Harry Propper

    Member of the Board

    Harry is a seasoned business leader with a 30+ year track record of helping customers achieve their goals as a consultant, sales leader, and product development leader. Harry stepped into the role of SoftServe CEO at the end of 2023.

    Having dedicated 15 years of his career to SoftServe, Harry has held various roles, including one year on the Board of Directors. Previously while in the role of Global President between 2019 and 2022, he was responsible for all aspects of SoftServe’s service delivery, leading engineering and customer facing teams globally while growing and developing a strong Client Solutions team – all focused on assuring our client’s success by providing an excellent experience.

    Prior to joining to SoftServe in 2008, Harry founded and sold two software companies and was CEO of a non-profit social services company. He holds a BS in Computer Science from the New York Institute of Technology.