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Executive Leadership Team

Our executive leadership is experienced, imaginative and driven to achieve our shared vision.

Learn more about the group leading Aptean into the future—so that we can rise to today’s challenges and deliver on tomorrow’s ambitions.

TVN Reddy

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Chief Executive Officer

As Aptean's Chief Executive Officer, TVN Reddy leads the company to provide unrivaled service to more than 6,500 global customers and drive product innovation in the enterprise software market. Prior to becoming CEO, Mr. Reddy served as Chief Operating Officer and led the Aptean global Product, Professional Services and Support teams, and was responsible for the integration of acquisitions into the company. He joined Aptean in 2013 as SVP of Engineering, leading the global product development team at Aptean and has held the role of SVP of Process Products, with strategic and operational responsibility for leading Aptean's portfolio of Process solutions. Mr. Reddy 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.

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.

Alan Somerville

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Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Alan Somerville is responsible for Aptean’s ERP, SCM and Compliance products, including Process Manufacturing solutions, Discrete Manufacturing solutions, Distribution and Plant Maintenance solutions, and Compliance solutions. In addition, Mr. Somerville leads Aptean’s global operations teams, International sales, and North American install base sales. Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Somerville was General Manager of the ERP, SCM, and Compliance group. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the enterprise applications software industry to his role, and has worked in a number of Vista’s portfolio companies since 2007.

Formerly with Misys and Turaz, Mr. Somerville 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 1980s, working with Logica, TSW, Indus, Convergent, Workplace Systems, and KWI.

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

Jenny Peng

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Chief Technology Officer

Jenny Peng is the Chief Technology Officer of Aptean, responsible for global Product Development, Information Technology and Security, Cloud Operations, and Enterprise Business Systems, ensuring alignment with the company’s vision, mission, and strategic focus. Ms. Peng 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.

Ms. Peng holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Oregon with specialization in Simulation & Animation and Programming Languages.

Kevin McAdams

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Chief Financial Officer

As Aptean’s Chief Financial Officer, Kevin McAdams is responsible for managing the organization's global financial, accounting and legal operations. Before joining Aptean, Mr. Adams served as the CFO of Premiere Global Services Inc. (PGi), a leading global business communications provider. Throughout his tenure at PGi, he also held roles including Senior Vice President of Global Financial Planning and Analysis, Corporate Controller and CFO for North America.

He is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 30 years of experience in business analysis, accounting, financial planning, and financial management. After starting his career at KPMG, he has since held leadership positions at organizations including Verizon Wireless, McKesson Corporation, MedQuest Associates and PGi.

Mr. McAdams holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Robert "Bob" Kocis

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Chief Revenue Officer

As Chief Revenue Officer, Robert “Bob” Kocis is responsible for guiding Aptean’s organic growth and partnership efforts. Mr. Kocis will use his depth of expertise, operational drive and leadership abilities to support Aptean’s expansion efforts.

Prior to joining Aptean, Kocis served as the CRO of Continuum where he helped transform the company’s go-to-market teams and culture across sales, customer success and marketing. Before that, Bob was the VP of Worldwide sales and customer excellence at ANSYS Inc., the worldwide leader in simulation software.  Additionally, he led the Asia Pacific team for Global software company PTC a leader in PLM and IOT.

Mr. Kocis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering from US Merchant Marine Academy.

Nicole O'Rourke

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Chief Marketing Officer

As Chief Marketing Officer, Nicole O'Rourke is responsible for managing all global marketing activities. Mrs. O'Rourke will use her significant experience in go-to-market strategy and in creating strong brands to support Aptean's drive for organic growth and strategic acquisitions.

Before joining Aptean, Mrs. O'Rourke served as Chief Marketing Officer of Manhattan Associates where she led the firm in all aspects of marketing and corporate communications. In this position, she emphasized the value of product marketing and built demand generation capabilities.

Prior to that, she was the Chief Marketing Officer at Covance, a global pharmaceutical development firm, where she directed global marketing and strategic planning, including innovation. Mrs. O'Rourke has also held marketing leadership positions at Aetna and McNeil Consumer Products, a Johnson & Johnson Company.

Mrs. O'Rourke holds a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Cornell University and an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Duane George

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Chief Product Officer

As Chief Product Officer (CPO), Duane George is responsible for leading the strategy, roadmap and vision for Aptean's product portfolio to support Aptean's efforts in product innovation and growth. Mr. George brings a pragmatic and customer-focused approach to product development to the role, having served Aptean and its customers for over 15 years.

During his tenure at Aptean, Mr. George has held a number of roles focusing on operations, in areas including Customer Solutions, Professional Services, Product Management, and General Management.

Immediately prior to serving as the company's CPO, he was the General Manager for the Process Manufacturing group where he led the strategic direction of several ERP solutions while also integrating several Aptean acquisitions. Mr. George has also served Aptean as the General Manager for the Public Sector and Healthcare group.

Nick Bacon

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Chief Human Resources Officer

As Aptean's Chief Human Resources Officer, Nick Bacon leads global people operations and is responsible for developing and executing HR strategy for the organization.

Mr. Bacon has spent over 20 years in human resources at complex technology and financial services organizations, where he delivered change through inventive strategies that significantly improved business performance. He has held senior roles in a number of global companies and has been posted in Europe, Japan, Russia and the U.S. throughout his career.

Most recently, Mr. Bacon was the Global HR Director at Wargaming Group and succeeded in growing the company's headcount and establishing strategies for both global performance and rewards, as well as talent acquisition and development. Prior to this, he led HR functions at Barclays Technology, Lloyds Register and Cable & Wireless.

Mr. Bacon began his career in the British Armed Forces and has a Master of Business Administration degree from London Business School.

Brad Debold

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Executive Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions

Brad Debold is the Executive Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions. Mr. Debold 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, Mr. Debold 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.

Mr. Debold 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.

Volker Schinkel

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CEO, Modula (Aptean DACH)

Volker Schinkel leads the Modula (Aptean DACH) business in EMEA. As the former CEO/Managing Director of Modula, Mr. Schinkel joined Aptean in 2020 as part of the Modula acquisition. Working in strong alignment with Aptean’s functional leaders, Mr. Schinkel is responsible for the business unit performance. He has over 25 years of experience in information technology, sales and management.

Prior to joining Aptean, Mr. Schinkel was CEO/Managing Director of Modula and before that, Vice President of Sales for Infor. Earlier in his career, he held roles with INFOSOFT AG, Telesens KSCL AG, IFS Germany, Marcam Germany and SCHÜMANN-SASOL AG.

Mr. Schinkel studied Computer Science and Business Administration at the University of Hamburg.

Jeremy Wardell

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General Manager, CE Products

As a General Manager of CE Products at Aptean, Jeremy Wardell is responsible for all sales, operations and product development for the company’s CE product group, including professional services, support and product roadmap planning and R&D. Prior to joining the Aptean team, Mr. Wardell was responsible for all sales and operations activities as the COO and UK General Manager at LINKFRESH. In this role, his responsibilities included driving upsell across the global base; professional services for all implementations; service delivery and support; product management and development; and managing the partner network.

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