Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Kirk Krappe is a veteran of Enterprise Software with over two decades of SaaS experience and an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, having been involved in the very first instances of online enterprise applications. Kirk has extensive experience marketing, selling and delivering enterprise solutions to organizations worldwide.
In 2006, Kirk co-founded the SaaS company, Apttus. Apttus is the category-defining Quote-to-Cash software company that drives the vital business process between the buyer’s interest in a purchase and the realization of revenue. Applications include Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ), Renewals, Contract Management, Revenue Management and E-Commerce. The company has raised $186M in 3 rounds of funding from private growth equity, ICONIQ, K1 Capital, KIA and salesforce.com. Today, under Kirk’s leadership as CEO the company has over 500 customers, offices in several countries and multiple patents pending.
Previous to Apttus, Kirk held the role of Executive Vice President of Worldwide Markets at iMANY. Additionally, Kirk was Chief Executive Officer of Nextance, a privately-held contract management solutions provider. Kirk was also Senior Vice President at Corio through Corio’s initial public offering where he pioneered the original concept of SaaS before it became mainstream. Kirk also served as Vice President of Solutions Marketing with Oracle and Vice President of Industry Solutions with Siebel Systems. Kirk has an Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of London and an MBA from INSEAD, Europe’s leading business school.