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.

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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.

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Kenneth Frank
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

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

Mr. Frank has cultivated his expertise over the course of his more than 20 years in the telecommunications industry. Having worked and lived on several continents, he is an experienced executive who brings a strong international dimension to his role.

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Prior to Aptean, he held a number of executive positions at Alcatel-Lucent, most recently as president of the Alcatel-Lucent/Reliance Industries joint initiative in Mumbai. In this position, Mr. Frank co-led the implementation of an industry-first business platform that will effectively reinvent the role of telecommunications in various aspects of a market economy. He has also served as president of the Alcatel-Lucent Solutions and Marketing group, where he participated as a member of the executive management committee in Paris and had global portfolio responsibility for emerging product and service offerings. In his executive roles at Alcatel-Lucent and other leading communications providers, including BellSouth Telecommunications and AT&T Bell Laboratories, Mr. Frank has directly managed thousands of employees, multi-million dollar budgets, and large product portfolios for global organizations.

Mr. Frank holds an MBA from Emory University, an MS in Computer Science from Stanford University and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.

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Brenda Padgett
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

As Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Brenda Padgett is responsible for all of Aptean accounting, finance and IT functions.

Prior to joining Aptean, Ms. Padgett served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer for RedPrairie Corporation since 2007.

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She brings over twenty-five years of management and accounting experience in the software and services industry with publicly traded and privately held companies, including BlueCube Software Inc., Radiant Systems, Inc., and HBOC.

Ms. Padgett received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a CPA and member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Todd Craig
Vice President, Marketing

As Vice President of Marketing, Mr. Craig is responsible for running the corporate and field marketing organizations for Aptean. His team is tasked with building the Aptean brand, while ensuring that the Aptean sales teams are equipped with the tools and assets needed to generate revenue.

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Most recently, Mr. Craig was responsible for directing the global analyst relations, public relations and customer leadership programs for Manhattan Associates. Mr. Craig’s 17 years of enterprise software marketing experience includes working with McAfee, IBM, AT&T (BellSouth), Logility, Infor Global Solutions, SPI Dynamics, GuardedNet, Georgia Tech, Porter Novelli and MFG.com.

Mr. Craig holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations from the University of Alabama.

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Mike Ressel
Vice President of 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.

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