Our Leadership Team personifies the values of our organization – customer-first focus, a drive for excellence, and commitment to employee training and development. As trusted and knowledgeable innovators, the leadership of Apps Associates is comprised of individuals with extensive management and practical, hands-on experience within industry-leading IT consulting services and software companies. The management team is focused on achieving sustained growth through an unrelenting drive for success.
Adrian has held senior leadership positions at a number of private equity owned companies over the past twenty years. Adrian began his career at Deloitte. He has international experience working in Canada, United Kingdom and the USA. Managing operations in Australia, China, India, South Africa and western Europe. Prior to Apps Associates, he was the CFO at RISI, where he helped grow the company leading to the acquisition by Euromoney.
Adrian is responsible for overseeing the global business, as well as working with our customers, sales and delivery organizations to ensure both customer and associates success. Adrian’s approach is to focus on business processes and the use of technology to create operational visibility that drive performance enhancements.
Adrian resides in Needham, MA with his wife and two children. Adrian enjoys watching his children play sport, running marathons and travelling with his family.
Deb heads up Services Delivery at Apps Associates. He is responsible for the management and delivery of all engagements spanning Enterprise Applications, Analytics, Integration and Salesforce. Deb has over 18 years of Project Management, Consulting and Industry experience in North America, Asia Pacific and Europe. Deb manages a Global Delivery team of highly skilled Project Managers, Solution Architects, and Functional and Technical Consultants with operations spanning across the United States, Europe and India.
Prior to joining Apps Associates, Deb worked for Deloitte Consulting, General Electric and Triniti Corporation in a variety of Delivery Management roles. Deb has successfully managed numerous ERP, Salesforce and Business Intelligence implementations across a variety of industry segments. Deb resides in Chelmsford, MA with his wife and two children. Deb enjoys playing tennis and soccer. He is an avid follower of both sports.
Vice President, Delivery
Leslie Briand is the Vice President of Application Managed Services for Apps Associates. She is responsible for the management and delivery of our Application Managed Services offering, including support for Oracle Cloud Applications, Oracle E-Business Suite, Salesforce, as well as a variety of cloud-based integration platforms.
Prior to joining Apps Associates, Leslie led the Managed Application Services practice at Navisite where she was responsible for the global service delivery team supporting a wide range of applications including Oracle EBS and Cloud Applications. She has over 20 years’ experience in the enterprise applications space and specifically focused on Managed Services. Leslie has a passion for building and managing teams that deliver exceptional service to our customers.
Vice President, Application Managed Services
Christian is the General Manager for Apps Associates European operations headquartered in Germany. He is responsible for the business development and execution for the European wide projects. He has over 20 years of experience in Information Systems business and implementing integrated systems in various Industries. One of his key strengths is program management in international/multi-cultural/multi-language environments.
Prior to joining Apps Associates, Christian worked for 4 to 5 years at Kaz Inc. as their IT-Manager for Europe. In this position, he had led the European wide roll out of Oracle Applications to success. He has deep experience in executing the offshore-onsite model.
Christian holds a Master of Science in Physics from University of Applied Sciences in Iserlohn, Germany and a MBA from University of Applied Sciences in Hagen, Germany. He resides in Arnsberg, Germany with his wife and two children. Christian enjoys skiing, biking and sailing.
Vice President and GM European Operations Apps Associates
Chandru is a Senior Information Technology leader with over two decades of experience in North America and India. His specialties include setting up and managing global delivery teams in off-shoring environments with a strong focus on process and quality standards.
In his role as Vice President of India Operations at Apps Associates, he heads the India Delivery Center and is responsible for scaling and optimizing service delivery and operations. He oversees building high performance teams to align with Apps Associates service offerings, capabilities, and partnerships to address our customers changing business and technology needs.
Prior to joining Apps Associates in 2012, Chandru co-founded Aldea Infotech a startup technology company providing SAP consulting, implementation and training services. He also worked in the USA for 12 years, at Nokia Networks where he headed the “Information Resources Management” function responsible for providing infrastructure managed services and application managed services to various R&D teams within Nokia Networks.
Chandru has a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Houston and an MBA from the University of Dallas. Chandru resides in Hyderabad, India with his wife and two children. During his free time Chandru is an avid long distance runner and enjoys playing volleyball
Vice President, India Operations Apps Associates
Jill leads the finance function at Apps Associates, responsible for financial planning and overseeing the financial reporting of the company. Her leadership style reflects a philosophy of empowering. She believes in hiring good people and then getting out of their way.
Prior to joining Apps Associates, Jill worked for TriCore Solutions as the Financial Controller. With a focus on business processes and back office operations, she managed the integrations of the company’s acquisitions.
Jill resides in Scituate, MA with her husband. In their free time, they enjoy exploring the new restaurants and escaping for long weekends to Nantucket
Vice President of Finance
Pete is the Vice President of Cloud Services at Apps Associates. He is responsible for overseeing 24x7x365 global operations of the Cloud Services team which is made up of Database, Systems and AWS experts. His team specializes in migrations to both the Public and Private Cloud as well as expert support in Oracle application and databases, MS SQL, Vmware, OVM and all AWS offerings.
Pete has over 23 years of experience in the managed hosting infrastructure and database field. Prior to joining Apps, he led a global team that provided hosting an infrastructure services to over 1000 customers made up of over 3000 enterprise class network, storage and server devices. He also managed the application, OS, network and database teams that supported this infrastructure. Compliance and uptime within these environments was key with over communication for all tasks being performed.
In his spare time Pete loves to cheer on his favorite team the New England Patriots while he cooks up a delicious Sunday Italian dinner…served at 1PM. He will also be the first person to tell you it’s gravy and not sauce that goes on pasta!
Vice President, Cloud Services
Bill Saltys is Senior Vice President, Alliances. Bill is responsible to drive the strategic direction of a cross-functional program across Apps Associates focused on customer value through alliances with industry leaders that will enable cloud adoption, transformation and managed services.
Prior to joining Apps Associates, Bill held executive and senior management positions within the high tech sector in both entrepreneurial firms and Fortune 500 companies such as Texas Instruments and Digital Equipment Corporation responsible for IT services, strategic planning and engineering. Bill joined Apps Associates in 2008 responsible to develop and manage sales, marketing, alliances and operations. He holds BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Connecticut. Bill enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering with various charities.
Senior Vice President, Alliances
John has been helping companies leverage their business systems investments for over 20 years. John started his relationship with Oracle as a COO who evaluated software packages to replace his company’s back-end systems. Following the successful implementation of Oracle, John was driven to start in consulting to help customers take advantage of the value of these powerful ERP systems. Over the years, John has worked in consulting organizations and customer sites, always with a focus on enterprise applications. This experience has provided him with a strong customer perspective that he instills in his team.
Prior to joining Apps Associates, John worked for Empirix, TriCore Solutions, RSM McGladrey, and Whitbread Technology Partners. John has been involved with over 100 full cycle system implementations around ERP, CRM, EPM, Analytics, and Integration platforms. John believes that the customer experience doesn’t start and end with one software package, and the best solutions integrate across various platforms.
John resides in Walpole, MA with his wife and three children. John is a passionate baseball and football fan, and attends as many games as possible. John’s children are very active in sports, music, and other school activities and John supports and volunteers these activities. John loves to spend time with his family at the beach and traveling to different locations.
Senior Vice President, Delivery
Paul is a seasoned sales executive with over 20 years of experience, working in Europe and North America. Paul has a comprehensive understanding of customer relationships and the entire enterprise sales cycle. In his role of SVP of Sales and Marketing at Apps Associates, he is responsible for driving global growth across cloud hosted infrastructure services specifically as it relates to ERP, HCM and SCM application solutions, business analytics, Salesforce and Integration platforms.
Prior to joining Apps Associates, Paul worked for INAP and Verizon Business in a variety of sales leadership roles. Paul is passionate about education, training, exceeding customers’ expectations and creating customer value.
Paul resides in Duxbury, MA with his wife and three children. Paul enjoys coaching soccer, a quiet day at the beach and travelling.
Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing