Management Team

Management Team

Kim Eaton
Chief Executive Officer

Kim Eaton serves Aptean as Chief Executive Officer, leading the company to provide unrivaled service to its nearly 5,000 global customers and drive product innovation in the enterprise software market. Ms. Eaton joined Aptean in August 2014 as Chief Operating Officer, overseeing all aspects of Aptean’s global operations.

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 Executive Vice President for RedPrairie Corporation. Prior to joining Aptean, Ms. Eaton was with NCR Corporation where she served as Senior Vice President and General Manager for NCR Corporation’s Hospitality Division. She was also responsible for the integration process of Radiant Systems into NCR, focusing on sales and marketing.

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

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TVN Reddy
Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, TVN Reddy leads the Aptean global Product, Professional Services and Support teams. He joined Aptean in 2013 as SVP of Engineering, leading the global product development team at Aptean. Most recently he has held the role of SVP of Process Products with strategic and operational responsibility for leading Aptean’s portfolio of Process solutions. TVN has more than 20 years of experience in the software and services industries.

Prior to joining Aptean, Mr. Reddy was with ADP Inc. for 12 years where he led the product development for Time and Labor products and mid-market payroll products as Vice President of Product Development.

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Mr. Reddy earned his Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Masters in Technology from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in India.

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Jack Walsh
Chief Financial Officer

Jack Walsh is responsible for the global financial, accounting and legal functions at Aptean. He joined Aptean in July, 2016 and has over 35 years of strategic, financial and operational management experience in technology businesses.

Prior to joining Aptean, Mr. Walsh was CFO of Sovos Compliance, CFO at SRSsoft and SVP of Corporate Development and Strategy at IMS Health. Earlier in his career, he held financial executive positions at MCI Communications and the Ford Motor Company.

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Mr. Walsh earned his MBA from University of Chicago and BBA from Notre Dame.

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Kyle L. Bowker
Executive Vice President, Global Account Management & Marketing

Mr. Bowker leads the worldwide Aptean account management and marketing teams 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.

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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.

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Jenny Peng
Chief Technology Officer

Jenny Peng is the Chief Technology Officer of Aptean, responsible for global Product Development, Cloud Operations and Enterprise Business Systems, ensuring alignment with the company’s vision, mission and strategic focus. Jenny also plays a key role in acquisition activities, including technical due diligence. Previously she served as the CIO, where she led the establishment and execution of Aptean’s enterprise-wide Information Technology and Cloud Hosting strategy. 

Jenny has over 22 years of experience in the software industry with a proven track record in product delivery and portfolio planning. She has held global Portfolio Management responsibilities and has served as Vice President of Product Development for Aptean’s CRM and Process ERP product lines, Vice President of Engineering with CDC Software, and Vice President of Engineering with Saratoga CRM.   

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Jenny holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Oregon with specialization in Simulation & Animation, with a concentration in Programming Languages. She holds Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) and Pragmatic Marketing certifications and is an Agile/Scrum Coach. She is also a member of Women in Technology, a non-profit organization supporting STEM education and careers for girls and women.

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Joanna Luth
Vice President, Human Resources

Joanna Luth leads all global human resources strategy and execution for Aptean. Mrs. Luth has 15 years of human resources experience, specializing in employee engagement and relations, talent acquisition, performance management, and training and development.

Prior to joining Aptean in September 2013, she served as Senior Human Resources Manager at JDA Software, within the Learning & Development division. Mrs. Luth had previously served as the Director of Talent Acquisition & Development for RedPrairie, which was acquired by JDA Software in January 2013. Her experience also includes HR positions with The Partners Group, Paramount Staffing and law firms Kilpatrick Townsend and Drew Eckl & Farnham.

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Mrs. Luth holds a Bachelor’s degree from New York University and a Masters in Theological Studies from the Claremont School of Theology.

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Brad Debold
Vice President of Corporate Development

Brad Debold is the Vice President of Corporate Development of Aptean. Brad leads Aptean’s inorganic growth strategy, responsible for global mergers and acquisitions and leading the integration of new operations into Aptean’s structure. He has over 10 years of M&A experience, primarily in enterprise software applications. 

Prior to joining Aptean in 2014, Brad was Vice President of Corporate Development for Ceridian, where he was responsible both for acquisitions and divestitures. Earlier in his career, he held roles with Elavon, Inc., PwC and UBS where he focused on finance and global M&A activities.  

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Brad holds a Masters and undergraduate degree from the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and two young children and enjoys time with his family, road biking, and playing tennis.

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Mike Ressel
Senior Vice President, Discrete ERP and Vertical Solutions Product Group

As Senior Vice President of Aptean’s Discrete ERP and Vertical Solutions Product Group, Mike Ressel has strategic leadership and operational responsibility for a broad portfolio of Aptean solutions including Made2Manage, Intuitive, Encompix, Cimnet, DTR, Service Gateway, and GoMembers. 

Additionally, he also has executive leadership responsibility for several of Aptean’s recently acquired businesses, including Verdiem, Computron and GQ Life Sciences. Since joining Aptean in 2012, Mr. Ressel has provided executive and operational leadership across a variety of functions including Global Business Enablement, Professional Services, Global Sales Operations and EMEA operations.

Prior to joining Aptean Mr. Ressel worked with the company’s parent firm, Vista Equity Partners. Mr. Ressel has also held a variety of strategy and product leadership roles with CheckFree Corporation and Fiserv, Inc

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

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Brad Steger
Senior Vice President, Process ERP and Supply Chain Management Group

Brad Steger leads Aptean’s Process ERP and Supply Chain Management Group, which includes all process ERP, manufacturing execution, asset management, and supply chain products. He joined the company in April 2011 as Director of Professional Services, leading Aptean’s Catalyst professional services team. Steger has more than 25 years of corporate level project and program experience with 15+ years of Supply Chain software experience.

Prior to rejoining Aptean in 2011 Steger spent 9 years with Agilent Technologies working in their global financial services (GFS) organization. Steger’s roles included project and program management representing GFS in corporate programs. Mr. Steger’s additional experience includes 9 years with Catalyst lastly serving as their Vice President of Professional Services – Customer Projects.

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Mr. Steger earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.

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Duane George
Vice President, Public Sector and Healthcare Product Group

Duane George is responsible for leading all the Public Sector and Healthcare products within Aptean's portfolio. Mr. George served as Director, Knova Product Management for Consona Corporation, which merged with CDC Software in 2012 to form Aptean. Since joining the company in 2004, he has held a number of roles focusing on operations, including Customer Solutions, Professional Services, and Product Management. 

Prior to Aptean, Mr. George started his career at Getronics, now KPN, as a Call Center Manager and later shifted to a consulting manager role, implementing software solutions for large enterprise call centers. 

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Mr. George has more than 15 years of corporate level project and program experience in the software industry.

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Alan Somerville
Managing Director, International

Alan Somerville, Aptean Managing Director and Vice President, Sales for EMEA and APAC, brings more than 30 years of experience in the enterprise applications software industry. Mr. Somerville has worked in a number of Vista’s portfolio companies since 2007. 

Formally with Misys and Turaz, he served as Senior Vice President Professional Services and Support. Preceding Misys, he was Senior Vice President of International Professional Services with Ventyx. Mr. Somerville began his career at Ventyx through the Vista acquisition of Global Energy Decisions (GED) in 2007, where he served the company as its Senior Vice President of Global Operations and SVP of Finance and Operations. Mr. Somerville has held senior level management positions in the applications software industry from the 1980’s working with Logica, TSW, Indus, Convergent, Workplace Systems and KWI.

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Mr. Somerville is a chartered IT professional (MBCS, CITP) and holds a Computer Science qualifications from Dundee university.

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Marianne Chikos
Vice President, Customer Solutions, North America

Marianne Chikos is Vice President, Customer Solutions, North America. In this role, Chikos oversees the planning and execution of all professional services and customer support for the North American region across Aptean’s portfolio of products. 

Prior to Aptean, she served as vice president, professional services operations and was responsible for global professional services standards, processes and governance. Chikos joined the Aptean team in 2012 from Consona, where she was vice president of professional services for Consona’s ERP applications, serving the SME customer base. She joined Consona as part of the 2006 acquisition of Intuitive ERP. During her tenure at Intuitive, which began in 1998, she was responsible for all service offerings; development, training, and performance of the consulting staff; customer relations; and customer user conferences. 

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Chikos holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. 

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