Amit Dhawan, CFA
Managing Director and Head of Digital Client Interface
Amit Dhawan, CFA, is managing director and head of digital client interface. In this role, he is responsible for leading strategic thinking and development of our digital client interface. He works closely with our CIBC technology partners and strategic vendors on customer relationship management, the client website, mobile applications, account statements, data strategy, and the future use of artificial intelligence and machine learning.
In his most recent role, Amit was the chief operating officer for Geneva Advisors until the company became part of CIBC in 2017. Before joining Geneva Advisors in 2003, he was an equity research analyst within the William Blair & Company technology group. Prior to receiving a Master of Business Administration in finance with distinction from Cornell University, Amit worked in the wireless industry for three years, where he spearheaded a group at Motorola that reverse-designed cell phones.
Amit earned his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he graduated at the top of his undergraduate class and was awarded the Bronze Tablet, the university’s highest recognition for academic excellence. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® certification.