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 the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Apttus. He is a visionary entrepreneur,
innovator, technologist, author, and frequent speaker.

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Neehar Giri

Neehar Giri

CO-FOUNDER, President and Chief Solutions Architect

As both a founding member of the Apttus team and its Chief Solutions Architect, Neehar Giri has built and implemented the most sophisticated suite of revenue operations software in the world, playing an irreplaceable role in creating the Middle Office space and defining the Quote-to-Cash Industry. 

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Kent Perkocha

Kent Perkocha

CO-FOUNDER, Chief Customer Officer

As a Co-Founder and Chief Customer Officer, Kent Perkocha’s top responsibility and passion is bringing value in every form to Apttus’ wide-ranging customer base. Apttus works with hundreds of customers, and Kent has successfully accomplished his mission to work personally with each of them.

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Raj Verma

Raj Verma

Chief Operating Officer

Raj Verma is the Chief Operating Officer at Apttus. He is an accomplished executive with experience growing companies at scale. Raj is chartered with growing Apttus’ business while ensuring operational excellence across the company.

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Terry Schmid

Terry Schmid

Chief Financial Officer

Terry Schmid oversees Apttus’ entire financial and legal operation. He has a strong reputation in the financial community and extensive experience scaling high-growth technology firms, particularly as they transition from private to public companies.

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Jeff Santelices

Jeff Santelices

CHIEF DELIVERY OFFICER

As Chief Delivery Officer, Jeff Santelices is responsible for ensuring successful customer implementation and production support of Apttus’ entire Middle Office platform and suite of Quote-to-Cash and Contract Lifecycle Management solutions.

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Ben Allen

Ben Allen

Chief Marketing Officer

Since joining Apttus in 2013, Ben Allen has held a variety of critical executive roles. He is directly responsible for much of Apttus’ innovation, growth, and success. Ben oversees Marketing as well as the general managers of the company’s key product lines, Apttus’ vertical solution teams, and the Max applied AI team.

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Praniti Lakhwara

Praniti Lakhwara

Chief Information Officer

Praniti is responsible for Information technology solutions and the company’s internal security program, driving a comprehensive strategy for IT that will help the company scale, build a world class IT organization, deliver innovative global solutions, and create a secure, robust infrastructure for our customers.

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Nathan Krishnan

Nathan Krishnan

Chief Technology 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 serves as Apttus’ Chief People Officer, overseeing all hiring, talent development, and human resources. He partners with Apttus executives to deliver people strategies that help their organizations scale performance as the company grows rapidly.

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Gordon Thompson

Gordon Thompson

SVP, SALES ENGINEERING & SOLUTIONS COE

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Kevin Niblock

Kevin Niblock

SVP, SALES STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS

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Eric Carrasquilla

Eric Carrasquilla

SVP, PRODUCT