Management Team

IManagement Team

Paul J. Ilse
Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer of Aptean, Paul Ilse is driving the company to ensure it delivers compelling solutions to its customers and remains an industry leader in the enterprise application software market.

Mr. Ilse brings almost 20 years of executive leadership experience in the technology sector. Mr. Ilse is widely known in the industry for his exceptional communication, strategic planning, and analytical skills, along with a demonstrated ability to act as a true business partner and leader across all functions of the organization.


Prior to joining Aptean, Mr. Ilse served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of RedPrairie Holding, Inc. since January 2007. He joined RedPrairie in 2006 as Executive Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to joining RedPrairie, he served as Chief Financial Officer of BlueCube Software, Inc. from its inception in 2004 to the acquisition of the business by RedPrairie in 2006. Before BlueCube Software, Paul was Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer for Radiant Systems, Inc. since July 1998. He joined Radiant Systems, Inc. in January 1996 as its Controller. Prior to joining Radiant Systems, Inc., Mr. Ilse held a variety of senior positions with Price Waterhouse LLP, where he worked primarily with middle market companies and technology firms. He currently serves on the Leadership Committee for the Technology Association of Georgia. He is a CPA and a Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Mr. Ilse holds a Master’s degree in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Kim Eaton
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

In her role as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Kim Eaton oversees all aspects of Aptean’s operations, including Product Management/Marketing, Development, Professional Services and Support on a global basis, including its regional operations in APAC and EMEA.

Ms. Eaton has over 25 years in the technology sector with a broad range of senior leadership and management positions. She began her career as an Accenture consultant, implementing large-scale distribution and warehouse management systems, as well as Financial and HR/Payroll solutions.


She has served as President for BlueCube Software and as EVP for RedPrairie Corporation. Most recently, Ms. Eaton was with NCR Corporation where she was responsible for the global Hospitality business unit within NCR. She was also responsible for the integration process of Radiant Systems into NCR, focusing on sales and marketing.

Ms. Eaton holds a Bachelor of Science in Distributed Studies (Biology, Chemistry) from Iowa State University.


Bijal Patel
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

As Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Bijal Patel is responsible for overseeing all of Aptean accounting, finance, legal and IT functions.

Prior to joining Aptean, Mr. Patel spent four years at Misys, a leader of software to the financial services industry and most recently served as Deputy Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Misys, he held various finance and commercial leadership positions spanning more than a decade at IBM (UK).


Known for his passion for embracing challenges, driving operational performance, collaborating across the business and developing effective teams, Mr. Patel will lead the planning and execution of Aptean’s immediate and long term financial strategies.

Mr. Patel has been s a member of the Association of Certified Charted Accountants since 2006 and earned his degree from the University of Wales, Cardiff.


Kyle L. Bowker
Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing

In his role as Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, Mr. Bowker leads the worldwide Aptean sales team and is responsible for growing the company’s business globally.

A seasoned professional, Kyle Bowker has 28 years of leadership and management experience within the enterprise software industry. Kyle has a proven track record of success in organic and acquisition-based growth strategies enabling the development of long-term, sustainable relationships with shareholders, customers, partners and colleagues.


Before joining Aptean, Mr. Bowker served as Executive Vice President of Americas at RedPrairie Corporation. His career also includes senior executive roles in the enterprise software arena: VP and MD Americas for Progress Software, SVP Global Sales at Allegro Development Corporation, President and CEO at Nextance, SVP North America sales at PeopleSoft, EVP Worldwide Field Operations at Informatica Corp, SVP and General Manager Manufacturing Sector at SAP America, and managerial roles at Oracle Corporation and Dun & Bradstreet Software.

Mr. Bowker received his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Tyler, Texas and his Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.


Steve Stanislaus
Executive Vice President, Human Resources

In his Executive Vice President role with Aptean, Mr. Stanislaus leads all global human resources strategy and execution for the company.

He has a broad HR background with experience in software/technology, professional services, healthcare, distribution, manufacturing, and consumer products industries.


Mr. Stanislaus comes to Aptean after 8 years with RedPrairie Corporation. There, he led all human resources strategy and programs for the global supply chain software and services organization as it grew organically and via acquisitions from $80M to approximately $400M.

Prior to joining RedPrairie, Stanislaus served in HR leadership roles at AbilityOne Corporation, Baxter Healthcare, and the Bradford Group.

Stanislaus holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA and Master of Labor and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University.


Jack Blaha
Executive Vice President, Aptean Integrated Operations

In his role as Executive Vice President of Aptean Integrated Operations (AIO), Jack Blaha oversees a cross-functional team of product managers, developers, professional consultants, and support personnel that work together to ensure customers’ derive the optimal value from Aptean AIO solutions.

Mr. Blaha brings more than 15 years of experience in the technology and manufacturing sector with a broad range of senior leadership and management positions.


Joining Aptean from Vista Consulting Group (VCG), the consulting arm of Vista Equity Partners, Mr. Blaha worked with several portfolio companies on a variety of projects. Prior to VCG, he held the position of Chief Executive Officer at Semiconductor Support Services Co and also spent 10 years at Applied Materials where he held several Operations and General Management roles. Mr. Blaha’s additional experience includes GM at SVTC, GM of the Metron Equipment Group, Director of Global Operations for Metron, and an Officer in the US Army.

Mr. Blaha earned his Master of Business Administration from the Haas School at UC Berkeley and an undergraduate degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point.


TVN Reddy
Senior Vice President, Engineering

As Senior Vice President of Engineering, TVN Reddy has responsibility for all Product Engineering and Development at Aptean worldwide.

With 16 years of experience in the software and services industries, TVN Reddy has had a very successful career in software engineering and consulting. He has a demonstrated track record in developing and executing successful strategies to rationalize product portfolios and launching transformational products in record times.


Prior to joining Aptean, Mr. Reddy held product development leadership positions at Automatic Data Processing Inc. Most recently, he served as the Vice President of Product Development for the Global ADP Time and Labor products, as well as shared Reporting and Business Intelligence products. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Product Development for ADP's Mid-market Payroll products. Before ADP, TVN Reddy has served as a software consultant at fortune 500 companies.

TVN Reddy graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School, and holds a Masters in Technology from the India Institute of Technology.


Jennifer Sherman
Senior Vice President, Product Management

In her role as head of Product Management for Aptean, Ms. Sherman is responsible for leading innovation, driving product direction and go to market strategy for all Aptean solutions, worldwide. Ms. Sherman is an excellent leader and communicator with solid domain expertise in supply chain and ERP applications, enterprise mobility and business intelligence.


She previously held senior roles within Oracle Corporation in development, product management and product strategy, including most recently as Senior Director, Supply Chain Applications Strategy, where she played a key role in bringing product lines from concept to market leadership with organic and acquisition strategies. She is also a TEDx speaker and has served on nonprofit boards.

She holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering, and a Masters in Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management, both from Stanford University where she was a Mayfield Fellow.


Todd Schulte
Vice President, Global Customer Support and Education

As Vice President for Global Customer Support and Education, Todd Schulte is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of all customer support and education operations across the entire Aptean family of products worldwide.


Until the merger of CDC Software with Consona Corporation to form Aptean, Mr. Schulte served in the same capacity for Consona. Since joining Consona in 1994, Todd Schulte has held a number of customer facing roles in Customer support, Education, Product and Services management, and Web design. During his time in the company, Todd has successfully overseen the growth of Customer support from 20 to 200 people whilst the catalogue of products was multiplied by 12.

Prior to his tenure at Consona, Mr. Schulte worked as a programmer for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

Mr Schulte holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Miami University.


Mike Ressel
Vice President, Professional Services

As Vice President of Professional Services, Mike Ressel is responsible for all professional services activity for Aptean’s North American operations. Since joining Aptean in 2012, Mr. Ressel has provided executive leadership in a number of areas including Global Sales Operations, Customer Retention and Aptean’s operations in EMEA.


Prior to joining Aptean Mr. Ressel spent a year working with Aptean’s parent firm, Vista Equity Partners, as an inaugural member of their executive development program, and previous to Vista served in a variety of high profile strategic roles with CheckFree Corporation and Fiserv, Inc.

Mr. Ressel holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from West Virginia University.