Kim Eaton / Aptean
Kim Eaton is Chief Executive Officer of Aptean, a global leader in mission critical enterprise software solutions. Widely recognized as a change agent, Kim specializes in steering both mature and early-stage companies through complex periods of growth and restructuring. Her ability to see the “big picture” and drive results stems from career experience that spans all aspects of a business, including sales and marketing, global business development, product development, customer relationships management, implementation and support.
At Aptean, Kim has led the successful M&A strategy execution of eight acquisitions, adding more than $40 million revenue growth. She was lauded for her companywide transformational initiative that, over just eighteen months, resulted in tremendous revenue and profit growth alongside significant strides in employee engagement and positive customer satisfaction scores.
Kim started with Aptean in August 2014 as Chief Operating Officer, with a primary focus on improving the customer experience, establishing better disciplines in product management, product development and professional services, and creating a culture of collaboration and accountability. She was promoted to CEO in January 2015.
Prior to joining Aptean, Kim was the President and General Manager of the $700 million Hospitality & Travel business at NCR. She assumed this role after serving as head of Marketing, Strategy and Integration for the Radiant Systems business, which was acquired by NCR in August 2011. Kim has also served in senior management roles for BlueCube Software and RedPrairie. She began her career with Accenture.
Kim is an active mentor and is involved with several philanthropies, including the Pathbuilders Achieva program, and the Young Men’s Service League. She mentors several young women professionals in the Atlanta technology community as well. In 2016 Kim was recognized as a Women of the Year finalist by Women in Technology. She received her B.S. at Iowa State University, where she played on the Women’s Golf team. Kim and her husband reside in Alpharetta, Georgia. They have two sons, Carter and Chandler.
Jack Walsh / Aptean
Jack Walsh is responsible for the global financial, accounting, legal and IT functions at Aptean. He joined Aptean in July, 2016 and has over 35 years of strategic, financial and operational management experience in technology businesses.
Prior to joining Aptean, Mr. Walsh was CFO of Sovos Compliance, CFO at SRSsoft and SVP of Corporate Development and Strategy at IMS Health. Earlier in his career, he held financial executive positions at MCI Communications and the Ford Motor Company.
Mr. Walsh earned his MBA from University of Chicago and BBA from Notre Dame.