Team Kivvit

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Yuri Samovalov Chief Financial Officer

Yuri Samovalov

Yuri oversees Kivvit’s finance, human resources, and IT teams. He focuses on internal operations of the business, and he works closely with account teams to develop client contracts, scopes, project budgets, and advertising campaigns.

Yuri has managed the logistics of maintaining financial records for Kivvit since 2010. He managed multiple migrations to improved financial and project-tracking software programs, implemented new internal controls to maintain data accuracy, and improved management reporting.

Yuri’s work includes financial accounting, budgeting, and modeling of financial statements. He oversees all aspects of payroll, HR & benefits administration, expense policy management, time tracking & billing, technology purchasing, and implementation of new technologies.

Prior to joining Kivvit, Yuri held the controller position at The Jellyvision Lab, Inc. and Jackbox Games, Inc., where he prepared board financial statements and audits for venture-backed software and video game companies. He also implemented new accounting and productivity software for the businesses. Yuri’s prior experience includes accounting internships at AKPD Message & Media, Termax Corporation, and Friedman & Huey Associates.

Yuri is from Kyiv, Ukraine, and now lives in the Chicago suburbs with his wife and two daughters.