Jay Burstein

Jay Burstein, Chief Financial Officer of AMS is a senior executive with over 30 years of consulting, financial, and operating experience in a wide range of industries. He has an extensive background in building corporate infrastructures including all aspects of finance, accounting, and administration. In addition, his experience includes oversight of software development and IT functions, M&A, and system conversions.

Prior to becoming CFO at AMS, Jay was an Engagement Manager who performed and provided oversight for interim and part-time CFO engagements across a range of business and industries. He has been the firm lead in Sarbanes-Oxley compliance managing projects for clients in varying industries ranging from several million dollars to over $1 billion in revenues. From a technical accounting perspective, Jay participated in and led revenue recognition projects across software and other technology industries.

Before joining AMS, he served as a financial consultant, engaging in Sarbanes-Oxley implementation, private equity accounting, financial analysis, and interim CFO services.

Prior to consulting Jay served in senior management capacities for businesses including COO/CFO of LFI Worldwide, an $8 million venture capital backed, multinational engaged in website development, software localization, and translation of printed materials. Prior to that he held positions as CFO of a $220 million mutual fund and bank services operating unit of First Data Corporation and VP, Controller of BFDS, a $150 million financial services subsidiary of State Street Bank. He began his career in public accounting at Coopers & Lybrand.
Jay received his BA degree in English Literature from Brandeis University and an MBA in accounting and finance from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He has been a licensed CPA in Massachusetts.