March 10, 2013 by Robert Gonzales
Jim Willis is one of the most experienced vice presidents of partnerships and alliances in the Salesforce community. He brings decades of experience in building high value relationships for solution providers with salesforce.com, Oracle, Microsoft, System Integration channels and ISV partners. Jim will be responsible for managing and expanding Apttus System Integrators (SI) and Value-Added Resellers (VAR) channels as well as strategic partnerships with global SIs and salesforce.com. “Apttus recognizes that partners are key to continued success. Jim has the experience and background required to further develop our channel and alliance partnerships”, said Kirk Krappe CEO Apttus.
In the past decade, Jim has been an executive for a number of successful SaaS solution providers. Jim has worked for Jitterbit, Cast Iron/IBM where he built strategic relationships with salesforce.com. Jim has also worked for Oracle and held key sales or business development positions for a number of other highly successful companies including Lotus Development and Adobe Systems. Jim is a retired U.S. Army Colonel (O6, Infantry). During his military career he held a variety of active duty and reserve command and staff positions. Jim has a MS Degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California and a BA in Political Science from San Jose State University.