SOURCE: Apttus


November 13, 2013 13:35 ET

Apttus Appoints Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Van Zanten Brings Seasoned Finance Leadership to Support Rapid Growth and Expansion

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 13, 2013) - Apttus, the category-defining Quote-to-Cash solution provider, today announced it has appointed Jeff Van Zanten as chief financial officer (CFO). Jeff's broad finance experience includes strategic and operational roles for private and public companies. Jeff brings extensive experience with Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) firms and will report to Apttus' Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Kirk Krappe. As CFO, Jeff Van Zanten will be responsible for finance as well as administration, legal, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). 

"Jeff brings financial public market expertise and broad experience in finance," said Kirk Krappe, CEO and co-founder of Apttus. "His demonstrated track record as a successful CFO for hyper-growth Silicon Valley firms makes him the perfect candidate to step into this critical role for the company."

Previous to Apttus, Jeff was CFO at software firm Coverity, which grew more than four-fold during his tenure. Prior to Coverity, he served as CFO for Symphony Services Corporation, which grew from 40 to more than 4,000 employees during his tenure, primarily through organic acquisition growth. Previous to Symphony Services, Jeff served as EVP Global Finance for Scient, playing a critical role in expanding operations in Asia and Europe and developing revenue from $10M to more than $450M. During Jeff's tenure at Scient, the company completed a successful IPO rapidly followed by a successful secondary offering. 

"I'm delighted to join the team at Apttus. Public markets are looking for companies that deliver rapid growth along with profitability as evidenced by the recent successful IPOs of software companies with business models similar to Apttus," said Jeff Van Zanten. "Apttus is clearly an exceptional company, with a blue-chip customer list, category-defining products built on the Salesforce Platform, and impressive growth."

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Business with a minor in Accounting from USC. Jeff is both a Certified Public Account (CPA) and Registered Investment Advisor (RIA).

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About Apttus

Apttus delivers Quote-to-Cash, category-defining software that drives the vital business process between the buyer's interest in a purchase and the realization of revenue. Apttus is delivered on the Salesforce Platform, the world's most trusted and comprehensive cloud delivery infrastructure. Applications include Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ), Contract Management, Renewals and Revenue Management. Additionally, Apttus' patent pending X-Author technology enables Microsoft Office to be a user-interface with full interaction and control between Salesforce and Microsoft Office. Apttus is based in San Mateo, California, with additional offices in London, UK and Ahmedabad, India. For more information visit:

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