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Our Leadership

Aprimo pioneered the marketing operations industry, and we’ve been leading the category ever since. With multiple decades of combined experience and expertise, our leadership team provides second-to-none trailblazing and innovation in the marketing operations space. That’s why we’re trusted by the world’s top companies across the globe.

Senior Management

John Stammen
Chief Executive Officer
Kevin Souers
Chief Product Officer
Mike Nelson
Chief Financial Officer
Todd Rathje
Senior Vice President
Jon Williams
Senior Vice President
Laura Mueller
Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Ed Breault
Vice President of Marketing and Industry Solutions
Sue Clevenger
Vice President of Global Customer Support
Jason Allen
Vice President of Professional Services
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John Stammen
Chief Executive Officer

John Stammen, CEO of Aprimo, has 34 years of experience in software development, customer support and training, consulting, business development, marketing, and executive leadership in software solutions. He is known for his passion for customer delight and building strategic relationships with customers across many geographies and cultures.

Previously, John was CEO of Revenew, Inc., which in July 2016 was merged with the marketing operations assets of the former Teradata Marketing Applications business to re-establish the Aprimo brand (Teradata acquired Aprimo in 2011).

Prior to leading Revenew, John served as Executive Vice President for the former Aprimo company, where he was responsible for global business development, alliances, and delivery of Aprimo solutions worldwide. Before his 12 years at Aprimo, John was the Vice President and General Manager for PeopleSoft, where he was responsible for business development, alliances, services, and development of financial, distribution, and HR solutions for medium-size enterprises. Prior to PeopleSoft, he served as Regional Vice President for D&B Software.

John earned a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and attended the Management Program at the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia.

John is married with five children, lives in the Chicago area, and is an active member of the community.

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Kevin Souers
Chief Product Officer

Kevin Souers, Chief Product Officer, leads product and platform development and ensures Aprimo’s technology platform is the leading solution for marketing operations.

Prior to Aprimo, Kevin was the Chief Technology Officer of Revenew, Inc., the leading through-channel marketing automation platform. In July 2016, Revenew was acquired and merged into Aprimo.

Before Revenew, Kevin held several executive positions at Keane Inc., a $1B+ leading global IT solutions company recently acquired by NTT Data. While running Keane’s largest business line—its flagship Global Application Management unit—Kevin led the development of a new product suite that was ranked 70 on 2010’s InformationWeek 500, a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. From his prior role leading Keane’s Management Consulting business, Kevin has a history of leading technology strategies and builds of large-scale, transformative technology at Fortune 100 companies, and he led a team to report to Congress on how to transform health and human services technology.

Kevin holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Boston College. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame.

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Mike Nelson
Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Mike brings more than 20 years of software experience to Aprimo. He currently manages the finance, accounting, internal IT, renewals, contracts, and facilities teams. Before joining Aprimo, Mike was a consultant to Revenew and helped the team complete Aprimo and Marlin Equity’s acquisition of Revenew.

Mike has also served as CFO of several other software companies, including Click Commerce, Intradiem, SAFCO Technologies, and Revolution Prep. From 2006 to 2008, Mike was CFO of the original Aprimo.

Mike began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers where he spent nine years in Chicago and Cairo, Egypt.

Mike has an MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an accounting degree from the University of Iowa. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Todd Rathje
Senior Vice President

Todd Rathje, SVP of the Americas, is responsible for the company’s growth, partnerships, and field teams. Todd brings more than two decades of experience leading and developing high-performance teams across emerging marketing technology sectors. Prior to this role, Todd spent 10 years at Aprimo as VP Sales, where he helped grow the company tenfold before being acquired by Teradata (NYSE: TDC) in 2011. Todd also served in several leadership positions in the Chicago area, including SVP Sales at Revenew, AVP and Regional Manager at Sprinklr, and Managing Director at marchFIRST. Todd began his career in the telecommunications space and was a top performer at Comdisco and MCI Telecommunications.

Todd graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Iowa.

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Jon Williams
Senior Vice President

Jon Williams is Senior Vice President leading Aprimo’s International division. He is responsible for the growth of Aprimo’s business outside of its home markets. Jon has spent the past two decades helping organizations deliver smarter marketing by unlocking the power of technology to aid the development and management of its marketing organization.

Previously, Jon ran the Teradata Marketing Applications division in the United Kingdom, and prior to that, he was a long-term member of the Aprimo business as Director of Application Consulting. Before Aprimo, Jon spent seven years as Principal Consultant at Intelligent Marketing Software provider, smartFOCUS.

Jon has a first-class honors degree in Business Decision Analysis—the science and art of using statistical models to solve every day business issues.

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Laura Mueller
Senior Vice President of Human Resources

With more than 20 years of Human Resources experience, Laura Mueller joined Aprimo in 2016 as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Previously, she was Vice President of Human Resources with Xerox Services and Vice President of Human Resources at Nordex SE in the U.S. and Germany.

Laura’s unique balance of high energy and sound business sense allows her to quickly build high-performance Human Resources departments. Viewed as a visionary leader, she strives to make the HR department the most respected, responsive, and admired department by all employees within the organization.

Laura holds a master’s degree in Human Resources from Keller Graduate School of Management and a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University.

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Ed Breault
Vice President of Marketing and Industry Solutions

Ed Breault, VP of Marketing and Industry Solutions, is an accomplished marketing and software executive with more than 15 years of business transformation and marketing experience. Ed currently leads a team of marketing strategists and thought leaders who partner with top enterprise brands to navigate complexity, disruption, transformation, and change to the modern marketing organization.

During his career, Ed has made many significant contributions to the marketing operations business discipline, working with more than 100 marketing organizations around the globe, addressing marketing challenges within all industry verticals.

Ed holds a BS/BA degree in Business and Management Information Systems from Bowling Green State University.

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Sue Clevenger
Vice President of Global Customer Support

Sue Clevenger, VP of Global Customer Support, understands that customer support is one of the most critical and visible functions within a successful organization. Sue relies upon her 26 years of proven experience within the customer service industry to understand the unique needs of Aprimo customers and the importance of building strong, trusting relationships. Sue is a constant reminder to her colleagues and customers that no matter how challenging a business situation gets, “calm leadership” will nearly always win the day. Sue embodies Aprimo’s personalized client-service culture.

A customer support/services veteran, Sue brings a tremendous wealth of industry knowledge and best practice experience to Aprimo and its customers. Prior to joining Aprimo, Sue headed up large global Customer Services teams at The Active Network and Conseco LLC. She is a Six Sigma Black Belt who received her BS in Merchandising and Marketing from Indiana University.

Sue currently lives in the Indianapolis area with her husband and their two sons.

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Jason Allen
Vice President of Professional Services

Jason Allen is the Vice President of Professional Services for the Americas, where his focus is activating customers on Aprimo and working with clients to achieve value. Jason is responsible for scaling delivery through our Alliance partnerships and growing the world-class Aprimo Academy.

Jason has been a leader in Professional Services at Aprimo for the past ten years and brings significant experience in achieving success on our platform and marketing technology. During his time with Aprimo, Jason has been instrumental in building the services practice, guiding our methods and leading customers to success on our solutions.

Prior to Aprimo, Jason held management and leadership positions as a management consultant at Ernst & Young, James Martin & Company, and Viant. Jason focused on managing large-scale CRM system deployments.

Jason earned a BS from Indiana University and MBA from University of Chicago. Jason is married with three children and resides in the Indianapolis area.