Karthik Mani joins Aptos as chief product officer

As chief product officer, Mani will oversee product management and product development organisations at Aptos, on a global basis.

Mani brings over 25 years’ experience in enterprise software and service delivery to Aptos, joining from LLamasoft, a Coupa company, where he served as executive vice-president and chief product officer.

Other notable roles that Mani has taken on throughout his career include executive vice-president at Avitru (now Deltek), senior vice-president at Equifax, and vice-president at TrueDemand Software and i2 Technologies (now Blue Yonder).

The new appointment at Aptos follows a number of other recent hires, which includes the arrival of Pete Sinisgalli as CEO back in November.

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“I am excited to join Aptos at a time when the retail industry is going through unprecedented levels of reinvention and discovery,” said new chief product officer, Mani. “With its strategic capital commitment from Goldman Sachs MBD, Aptos is accelerating investments in product innovation and fast-tracking roadmap advancements.

“With this surge in innovation, Aptos will help redefine the future of retail technology and raise the bar for unified commerce solutions.

“I look forward to supporting our product teams to reach new heights and deliver best-in-class business benefits to our customers around the world.”

Pete Sinisgalli, CEO of Aptos, commented: “During my previous role as chairman of the board for LLamasoft, I saw firsthand Karthik’s ability to lead teams to deliver advanced and transformative product strategies and solutions.

“With Karthik’s energy, entrepreneurial spirit, and innate curiosity, he is the right person to push the boundaries of best-in-class software development at Aptos.

“We are thrilled to have him join the team, and look forward to all that he will accomplish for our business, customers and colleagues.”

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Aaron Hurst

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