Aptos, Inc., (formerly Epicor Retail Solutions), today announced the appointment of software and technology industry veteran Kevin Parker to chair its board of directors.
Aptos is a recognized market leader in retail technology solutions with over 122,000 stores live on its platform. More than 500 retail brands across the globe rely on cloud-ready Aptos solutions to generate over $523 billion in annual revenues.
"We're very excited to have Kevin join our board of directors as chairman and as a trusted advisor," said Noel Goggin, chief executive officer for Aptos. "Aptos brings an exciting new energy to the retail technology space with a focus on innovation; Kevin's extensive experience in running and developing companies in the software and technology sectors will greatly benefit us in our next wave of growth."
"Beyond Kevin's impressive business acumen, his focus on values and broadening his impact on the community at-large aligns with our corporate culture that we define as the Aptos Way," said Goggin. "Our guiding principles include having a pioneering spirit; always being authentic; and engaging our community -- characteristics Kevin has continually demonstrated during his career."
Parker currently serves as a board member for cloud IT services firm Intermedia; software-as-a-service meetings management technology firm cVent, Inc.; and Polycom, a leader in unified collaboration solutions, where he formerly served as interim president and CEO from July 2013 to December 2013. Parker is also co-founder and senior operating principal at Bridge Growth Partners, LLC, a private equity firm focused on investments in the technology and financial services sectors.
From June 2005 to December 2012, Parker served as president and CEO of Deltek, a leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions, also serving as Deltek's chairman of the board from April 2006 to December 2012. Prior to Deltek, from October 2000 to October 2004, Parker was CFO of PeopleSoft, a leading enterprise application software company, where he also served as co-president from October 2004 to December 2004 when the company was acquired by Oracle. He received his bachelor's degree in accounting from Clarkson University, where he served on the board of trustees.
"I am excited to be working together with Noel and the entire Aptos team," said Parker. "Aptos has an exceptional suite of cloud-ready retail technology solutions, an impressive customer list of today's leading brands, and an expanding global footprint that positions the company for continued growth."
"Kevin's extensive business leadership and industry experience will provide valuable insight and guidance to help Aptos continue to succeed during this period of high growth and to execute on its vision of engaging customers differently," said Jason Wright, senior partner at Apax Partners.
About Aptos "Engaging Customers Differently"
In an era of virtually limitless choice, sustained competitive advantage only comes to retailers who engage customers differently - by truly understanding who they are, what they want and why they buy. At Aptos, we too, believe that engaging customers differently is critical to our success. We are committed to a deep understanding of each of our clients, to fulfilling their needs with the retail industry's most comprehensive omni-channel solutions, and to fostering long-term relationships built on tangible value and trust. More than 500 retail brands rely upon our Singular Commerce platform to deliver every shopper a personalized, empowered and seamless experience...no matter when, where or how they shop. Learn more: www.aptos.com