Meet the Team
ID R&D’s CEO and co-founder, Alexey Khitrov, has extensive first-hand C-level leadership experience with biometric companies, including one of the largest biometric firms in Europe. In the role, he successfully established a US subsidiary, pioneered new products and deployed award-winning solutions with prominent government and Fortune 500 financial institutions.
Konstantin Simonchik is ID R&D’s Chief Science Officer and co-founder. He brings a wealth of experience not only as the former science head of a large biometric firm in Europe but also as a professor of Speech Information Systems at a leading research university. He has authored more than 30 scientific papers devoted to speaker recognition and anti-spoofing, holds multiple patents, and has received numerous recognitions and awards from organizations including IEEE, ASVspoof, and NIST.
Ilya Ozerets brings a unique combination of Digital Identity, Biometrics, Authentication, and Artificial Intelligence expertise to his role as Chief Product Officer at ID R&D. He has lead dozens of innovative initiatives at Fortune 500 companies and has over 15 years of experience building SaaS and Technology products in both startup and large software companies.
As SVP of Sales, John Amein is responsible for leading sales and driving global growth at ID R&D. He brings more than 20 years of voice and speech technology expertise with a demonstrated track record in innovation and global team leadership. John has held executive positions at Dialogic Corp, Intel Corp, Aspect Software, and Voxeo Corporation, as well as served as CEO of NetByTel. Amein also founded VoiceReady LLC, a provider of speech recognition solutions which was acquired by Voxeo.
David Benini brings twenty years of biometrics experience to his marketing role at ID R&D, with expertise in fingerprint, face, iris, and voice modalities and their use across the full spectrum of use cases and markets. He most recent served as VP of Marketing at Quantifind, a provider of an AML/KYC risk intelligence platform. He has patents awarded on topics including liveness detection, biometric authentication, relationship detection, and blockchain.
Steve Cook is head of global business development for ID R&D. With over eight years experience in the biometrics industry, he has advised a number of financial institutions and ecommerce providers regarding their biometric deployment strategies. Steve is a frequent industry speaker and is ranked 24th on the Refintiv’s global social media influencers, and he owns the Biometrics for eCommerce LinkedIn community news group which has 28,000 members.