Aptean Appoints Kim Eaton as Chief Operating Officer
Atlanta, August 6, 2014 — Aptean announced today the appointment of Kim Eaton as Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Eaton will oversee all aspects of Aptean’s global operations, including Product Development, Professional Services and Support as well as Training and Education.
Ms. Eaton brings more than 25 years of executive leadership experience in the technology industry, most recently as Senior Vice President and General Manager for NCR Corporation’s Hospitality Division.
“Kim Eaton’s history of leadership positions with high-growth companies, as well as her long and decorated tenure in the Atlanta technology community makes her the perfect fit to lead Aptean’s global operations,” said Paul Ilse, Aptean Chief Executive Officer.”
Prior to her work at NCR, Ms. Eaton served as Executive Vice President for Marketing at Radiant Systems, Inc., President of BlueCube Software, Inc. and Executive Vice President of Field Operations for RedPrairie Corporation.
Aptean’s previous Chief Operating Officer, Kenneth Frank, will move to an executive leadership position in a new company within the portfolio of Aptean’s owner, Vista Equity Partners, after an appropriate transition period.
“Kenneth Frank has done an exceptional job over the past two years bringing stability, process improvement and a focus on customer centricity to our Company,” continued Ilse. “Under his leadership, we have significantly improved our product and operations management teams, advanced Aptean’s industry solutions strategy, and transformed the operational structure of the Company to enable renewed investment into our product portfolio.”
helps businesses profit, innovate and grow where the work gets done—in the call
center, on the floor of the factory, at the end of the assembly line. That’s
where Aptean’s CRM, ERP and Supply Chain software applications enable nearly
5,000 customers to satisfy their customers, operate more efficiently and stay
at the forefront of their industry. Aptean is where software WORKS.
Vista Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm with offices in San Francisco, Chicago and Austin, currently invests over $11.5 billion in cumulative capital commitments in dynamic, successful technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. Vista is a value-added investor, contributing professional expertise and multi-level support towards companies realizing their full potential. Vista’s investment approach is anchored by a sizable long-term capital base, experience in structuring technology-oriented transactions, and proven management techniques that yield flexibility and opportunity in private equity investing.