Our Leadership Team
Executive Chairman, Board of Directors
Kim Eaton serves Aptean as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. In this role, Ms. Eaton works closely with customers, partners, investors and the Aptean executive team across a variety of strategic projects. Ms. Eaton formerly served as Chief Executive Officer, leading the company from January 2015 until July 2018. 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.
Ms. Eaton holds a Bachelor of Science in Distributed Studies (Biology, Chemistry) from Iowa State University.
Chief Executive Officer
As Aptean’s Chief Executive Officer, TVN Reddy leads the company to provide unrivaled service to more than 2,500 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.
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.
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.
Chief Financial Officer
Leslie Workman is the Chief Financial Officer at Aptean, responsible for the global financial, accounting, and legal functions. Previously she served as Vice President and Controller from February 2017 to August 2018. She joined Aptean in October 2014 as the Vice President of Tax.
Ms. Workman has more than 20 years of experience leading and building finance and tax teams in global companies across multiple industries. Before joining Aptean, she was Director of Tax at both Axiall and Scientific Games, where she managed various functions within the tax group, including mergers and acquisitions, international tax, and financial reporting. Earlier in her career, she held various positions at Deloitte and Andersen.
Ms. Workman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Delaware. She is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Allison Fellner brings significant international business and HR experience to her role as Chief Human Resources Officer at Aptean, where she is responsible for developing and executing HR strategy for the organization.
Ms. Fellner worked for Accenture for 23 years in a consulting capacity as well as in a variety of operational and strategic roles in the company’s HR function, including serving as Director of Careers and Engagement and Global Employee Relations Director. While at Accenture, she supported several global business units and partnered with business leaders to develop world-class talent programs aligned with their business objectives.
Most recently, Ms. Fellner was Chief People Officer at Jabian Consulting in Atlanta, where she was involved in developing and improving the company’s performance management and career management programs in addition to overseeing the entire HR function.
Ms. Fellner earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
Brad Debold is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development of Aptean. 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.
Senior Vice President, Marketing and NA Sales
As SVP of Marketing and North American Sales, David Pilz is responsible for generating new systems sales for Aptean’s ERP and Supply Chain products. In addition, he is responsible for Aptean’s IndustryBuilt business and for marketing for all Aptean products.
Mr. Pilz has more than 20 years of experience building ERP and supply chain businesses by focusing on customer success and organic growth. He joined Aptean through the acquisition of IndustryBuilt, a leading mid-market ERP solution provider that focuses on food & beverage manufacturers as well as industrial equipment distributors. As co-founder and CEO, Mr. Pilz grew IndustryBuilt from its inception in 2004 to an organization with more than 240 customers at the time of its acquisition.
Mr. Pilz graduated from Western University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science. IndustryBuilt was repeatedly recognized as a Great Place to Work and as a Deloitte Best Managed Company.
Vice President, Strategy
As Vice President, Strategy, Anthony Fluet is responsible for ensuring consistent and effective strategy development and execution across all business units and functional areas at Aptean.
Mr. Fluet brings more than 17 years of experience in consulting, analytics, marketing and product management. He has consistently translated raw data into insights, created actionable strategic plans to drive revenue and profit growth, and motivated and aligned disparate constituents across multiple levels within organizations.
Most recently, Mr. Fluet held leadership roles in Market Intelligence and Product Strategy at MedAssets (now Vizient), a health care performance improvement company offering technology and consulting solutions. While at MedAssets, Mr. Fluet played a key role in developing the organization’s annual Enterprise Planning Process and drove product and commercial initiatives for each of the company’s business segments.
Prior to MedAssets, Mr. Fluet was a consultant at Bain & Company and a football operations/R&D analyst in the front office of the San Francisco 49ers.
Mr. Fluet graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Math & Economics, and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
General Manager, Discrete Manufacturing Product Group
As General Manager of Aptean’s Discrete Manufacturing Product Group, Marianne Chikos has strategic leadership and operational responsibility for a broad portfolio of Aptean solutions, including the company’s Discrete-focused ERP solutions. Prior to becoming the General Manager of the Discrete Manufacturing Product Group, Ms. Chikos served as the Vice President, Professional Services, North America. In this role, Ms. Chikos oversaw 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. Ms. 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.
Ms. Chikos holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.
General Manager, Process Manufacturing Group
Duane George is responsible for leading the Process Manufacturing 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.
Stephen "Stevie" Hay
General Manager, Distribution and Plant Management
As General Manager of Aptean’s Distribution & Plant Management Group, Stevie Hay is responsible for the strategic direction, customer satisfaction and business performance of Aptean’s distribution and plant management suite of products.
Mr. Hay has worked with Aptean for 20 years in different customer facing roles. His most recent role was as Product Leader for the Distribution Products where he managed the strategic direction of the WMS product lines along with leading several businesses successfully through the Aptean acquisition integration process. Prior to working with the Distribution suite, Mr. Hay worked with Axis ERP product line as both Product Leader and Director of Professional Services. Originally working with the Cimnet ERP product line Mr. Hay led global implementations as senior consultant as well as being Product Manager for several products; managing releases with product teams in China, India, Germany, and USA.
Mr. Hay holds Production & Mechanical Engineering qualifications from Napier University and worked for 10 years in electronics manufacturing before finding software. In his spare time Mr. Hay likes to watch, discuss, coach, and play soccer.
General Manager, Compliance Solutions
Martin Wagstaff is responsible for the strategic direction, customer satisfaction and business performance of the Compliance Solutions products within Aptean's portfolio. Mr. Wagstaff brings more than 25 years of experience in the enterprise applications software industry. Since joining the company in 2014, he has held a number of senior roles focusing on operations, including Customer Solutions, Professional Services, and Product Management.
Prior to joining Aptean, Mr. Wagstaff served as European Professional Services Director at Misys. Before Misys, he held senior operational roles at Ventyx, KWI, Indus International and TSW.
Mr. Wagstaff earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems from Kingston University, UK.