Our Leadership Team
Chief Executive Officer
As Aptean’s Chief Executive Officer, TVN Reddy leads the company to provide unrivaled service to more than 6,000 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
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
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.
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.
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.
Chief of Staff
Sammy Kolt returns to Aptean as Chief of Staff and is responsible for the successful implementation of Aptean’s Value Creation Plan, the integration of acquired companies, and the growth of Aptean’s business systems.
Prior to his current role at Aptean, Mr. Kolt served as the Vice President of Business Operations at CentralSquare where he led the merger integration between Aptean’s Public Sector group, Superion, TriTech, and Zuercher, as well as the implementation of CentralSquare's internal business operations systems and processes.
Before working with CentralSquare, Mr. Kolt worked with Aptean in 2014 as the Director of Strategic Programs and held many leadership roles in his time here: Vice President of Portfolio Operations, Senior Director of Acquisition Integration, and a Product Line Leader. Preceding his time at Aptean, Mr. Kolt was a Director of Strategic Programs with Vista Equity Partners where he developed, managed, and implemented strategic initiatives for several Vista portfolio companies. He has also held leadership roles at Profitect as Senior Vice President of Applications and Oracle as Solution Specialist Manager in the Value Chain Planning Solutions Group.
Mr. Kolt served as a Captain, Company Commander of Field Intelligence in the Israeli Defense Forces and also holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from IDC Herzliya in Israel.
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.
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.
Group VP of Discrete Manufacturing Product Group
As Vice President 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 Vice President 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.
Stephen "Stevie" Hay
Group VP of Distribution & Plant Management Product Group
As Vice President of Aptean’s Distribution & Plant Management Product 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 over 20 years in different customer-facing roles. His most recent role was as General Manager 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 a senior consultant as well as being a product manager for several products; managing releases with product teams in China, India, Germany, and the 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 play board games as well as watch, discuss, coach, and play soccer.
Group VP of Compliance Solutions Product Group
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.
Group VP of Food and Beverage ERP, North America
As a Group Vice President at Aptean, Cory King has strategic leadership and operational responsibility for the North American portfolio of Aptean's Microsoft-based ERP solutions. Mr. King brings 25 years of experience in systems implementation and consulting to the job.
Following early roles in professional services at Oracle and Cap Gemini, Mr. King has now led service delivery teams at CIT (now LBC), SunGard (now FIS), D+H (now Finastra), and Odessa. Most recently, he has lead a global delivery team at Philadelphia-based Odessa Technologies, performing large scale systems implementations for banks and financial corporations.
Group VP of Process Manufacturing International
As a Group Vice President at Aptean, Jeremy Wardell is responsible for the international process manufacturing sector. 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.