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 an innovator 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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Raj Verma

Raj Verma

Chief Operating Officer

Raj Verma is Chief Operating Officer at Apttus. Raj, most recently, held the position of President & COO at Hortonworks in Santa Clara, CA.

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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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Terry Schmid

Terry Schmid

Chief Financial Officer

Terry Schmid has more than 20 years scaling high growth technology companies. Terry becomes a key part of Apttus’s growth, helping customers improve the outcomes of their most crucial business processes.

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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Jeff Santelices

Jeff Santelices

CHIEF DELIVERY OFFICER

Jeff Santelices is Chief Delivery Officer at Apttus. He manages all post-sale delivery functions including Professional Services, Managed Services, Customer Success & Advocacy, Global Centers of Excellence, Partner Certification & Enablement, Technical Support, Knowledge Management & Training, and Delivery Innovation.

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Margo Smith

Margo Smith

EVP & Chief Legal Officer

Margo brings over twenty years of legal experience representing public and private technology companies in M&A, commercial, compliance, litigation, IP, policy, privacy, and international law matters, to her role as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Apttus.

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Gopkiran V. Rao

Gopkiran V. Rao

SVP, STRATEGIC QTC SOLUTIONS

Ben Allen

Ben Allen

Chief Marketing officer

Jeff Griggs

Jeff Griggs

SVP, NORTH AMERICA SALES

Gordon Thompson

Gordon Thompson

SVP, SALES ENGINEERING & SOLUTIONS COE

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Brian Thompson

Brian Thompson

SVP, Alliances

Eric Carrasquilla

Eric Carrasquilla

SVP, PRODUCT

Praniti Lakhwara

Praniti Lakhwara

SVP, Information Technology

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Jennifer McCord

Jennifer McCord

VP, Corporate Controller

Ankur Ahlowalia

Ankur Ahlowalia

SVP, SALES OPERATIONS