Leadership Team

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 King

CEO

Adrian King

CEO

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 Banerjee

VP, Delivery

Deb Banerjee

VP, Delivery

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.

Leslie Briand

VP, Application Managed Services

Leslie Briand

VP, Application Managed Services

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.

Michael Foret

VP, Infrastructure Managed Service

Michael Foret

VP, Infrastructure Managed Service

Michael Foret is the Vice President of Infrastructure/Cloud Services for Apps Associates.  He is responsible for the management and delivery of our Infrastructure Managed Services offering, including Cloud Managed Services (AWS, OCI, Azure), Infrastructure Managed Services (Operating System, Network, Storage), Database Managed Services (Oracle, SQL, Postgres), and Application Managed Services (E-Business Suite, Hyperion, OBIEE, Oracle Retail) for systems in the Public Cloud, Private Cloud, or on-premise. Micheal and his Cloud Services’ team are responsible for delivering 24x7x365 global operations.

Prior to joining Apps Associates, Michael led the Infrastructure Managed Services practice at SmartDog Services (acquired by Apps Associates in 2019), responsible for the global technical delivery team supporting Oracle’s Flagship products and Cloud implementations. He has over 26 years’ experience with Oracle Database/E-Business Suite architecture and design, with over 17 of those specifically focused on Managed Services.

Michael resides in Fort White, FL with his wife when they are not exploring the country in their RV.  He enjoys boating and fishing as well as exploring the country and the natural beauty our land offers.

Lydie Fox

Chief People Officer

Lydie Fox

Chief People Officer

Lydie Fox serves as Chief Human Resources Officer responsible for leading Apps Associates’ overall human resources strategy, including global talent acquisition, learning and development, compensation and benefits, and employer branding. In this role, Lydie partners with a global team of human resources professionals who drive the company’s efforts to continue to be a great place to work through a focus on creating opportunities for associates to develop and grow, and being a cooperative, and inclusive workplace and culture.

Lydie has worked with leaders across many lines of business to build organizations that reflect and support their dynamic needs. She brings over 20 years of progressive cross-industry HR leadership experience, including senior advisor roles in Fortune 50 and 500 companies, and experience working globally and building teams across multiple geographies. Most recently, Lydie worked as the senior global HR partner for multiple global functions at Risk Management Solutions, an insurance tech firm located in Silicon Valley.

Lydie resides in New Jersey with her husband, and enjoys hiking and discovering true crime podcasts to listen to on long drives.

Keith Kerrison

SVP, Delivery

Keith Kerrison

SVP, Delivery

Keith has over 35 years of experience in Applications, with almost 25 years operating with clients on a regional and global basis. He has significant experience in large-scale ERP deployments with Enterprise Clients, with a strong background in Supply Chain management applications and business processes. He has led numerous full-lifecycle implementations from early decisions on strategy and business process design, through development, testing and implementation, as well as ongoing operations and managed services. He has developed strong experience in leverage of monitoring, automation, analytics and software tooling to optimize speed, quality and efficiency of delivery, and enable a shift from reactive to proactive service delivery models. His experience spans delivery to clients across many industry domains, especially CPG/Retail, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Airline customers. 

Prior to joining Apps Associates as our Senior Vice President for Delivery, Keith worked for DXC Technology where he was their Vice President responsible for delivery of all Application Services in the Americas region. At DXC Keith also spent several years driving their Enterprise Apps and SaaS applications delivery on a global basis (SAP, Oracle, Salesforce, Workday, Service Now and MS Dynamics), covering early offering development work, solutioning of new business, and delivery of major transformational programs globally at both existing and new logo customers. 

Born in the UK, Keith now resides in Cincinnati OH. He is married with two daughters and three young grandsons. He enjoys boating, sports and spending time with his family.

Christian Mueller

VP & GM, European Operations

Christian Mueller

VP & GM, European Operations

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.

Chandru Muthukkaruppan

VP, India Operations

Chandru Muthukkaruppan

VP, India Operations

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

Jill Quintiliani

VP, Finance

Jill Quintiliani

VP, Finance

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 empowerment. 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

John Schmottlach

SVP, Strategic Advisory Services

John Schmottlach

SVP, Strategic Advisory Services

John has been helping companies optimize their business systems investments for over 25 years.  John started his career in manufacturing and quality, focusing on how business systems could assist with communication between the customer, the plant floor, and customer service.  Later, John joined a startup company as a COO who evaluated software packages to replace his company’s back-end systems.  Following the successful implementation, John was driven to start in consulting to help customers take advantage of the lessons learned in his implementation experience.  Over the years, John has worked in consulting organizations and customer sites, always with a focus on architecting enterprise applications to best solve company challenges.  This experience has provided John 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 125 full cycle system implementations around ERP, SCM, CRM, HCM, 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 robotics and John supports and volunteers at these activities.  John loves to spend time with his family at the beach and traveling.

Paul Vian

SVP, Sales and Marketing

Paul Vian

SVP, Sales and Marketing

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 traveling.