Management Team

The Apttus Management team is comprised of visionary, experienced, and passionate leaders dedicated to the success of Apttus customers, partners, employees, and the company at-large. Their combined experience ranges across every industry, company-size, and business philosophy, providing the Apttus community with strong direction and stewardship in every conceivable business scenario. Apttus’ founders, including CEO Kirk Krappe, remain the driving force behind the company’s success.

Kirk Krappe

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Kirk Krappe is a veteran of Enterprise Software, having been involved in the very first instances of the internet and enterprise applications. Kirk has extensive experience marketing, selling and delivering enterprise solutions to organizations, worldwide.

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Neehar Giri

Neehar Giri

President and Chief Solutions Architect

Neehar is an internet and enterprise software “visionary” and veteran in the Contract Lifecycle Management and Enterprise Quoting business processes. He co-founded Nextance, a provider of enterprise software for large organizations in 1999.

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Kent Perkocha

Kent Perkocha

Chief Customer Officer

Kent has over twenty years of enterprise sales experience in the software Industry. Kent is recognized as an industry leader in contract lifecycle management and has been a frequent speaker at industry leading Contract Management events.

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Kamal Ahluwalia

Kamal Ahluwalia

Chief Revenue Officer

Kamal is an established industry leader, and has a tremendous history developing long-term productive relationships with large global brands. His leadership and contributions are widely recognized throughout the Quote-to-Cash category.

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Sydney Carey

Sydney Carey

Chief Financial Officer

Sydney Carey is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Apttus. Sydney is a proven finance leader with extensive experience in strategic and operational roles for both private and public companies as an executive and board member.

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Nathan Krishnan

Nathan Krishnan

Chief Technical Officer

Nathan has over twenty years of experience in various roles such as application software architect, ERP solution architecture, chief internet technologist and CTO.

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Don Robertson

Don Robertson

Chief People Officer

Don Robertson, in his role as Chief People Officer, oversees all hiring, talent development and human resources activities at Apttus.

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Jeff Santelices

Jeff Santelices

SVP, Professional Services

Maria Pergolino

Maria Pergolino

SVP, Global Marketing and Sales Development

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Gopkiran V. Rao

Gopkiran V. Rao

SVP, Product Management and Vertical Markets

Jeffrey Griggs

Jeffrey Griggs

SVP, Sales

Ben Allen

Ben Allen

General Manager, Quote-to-Cash

Alan Manuel

Alan Manuel

VP and General Manager, Microsoft Platform

Fady Stephanos

Fady Stephanos

VP, Customer Excellence

Brian Thompson

Brian Thompson

SVP Alliances

Jules Ehrlich

Jules Ehrlich

VP and General Manager, Advanced Solutions

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Jesal Mehta

Jesal Mehta

General Manager, India Operations

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Ian White

Ian White

VP and General Manager, APAC

Mitchell Kristofferson

Mitchell Kristofferson

General Manager, Japan

Alston "Al" West

Alston "Al" West

SVP, Global Sales

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Tony Spillane

Tony Spillane

VP, EMEA Sales

Gordon Thompson

Gordon Thompson

SVP, Sales Engineering & Solutions COE

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Ross Thompson

Ross Thompson

Vice President, Global Finance

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