Aptos Bolsters Executive Leadership Team With Addition of Retail Veteran Steve Aulds

ATLANTA–()–Aptos, Inc., a recognized market leader in retail technology solutions, today announced the appointment of retail and technology veteran Steve Aulds to the role of development leader. Aulds will serve on the company’s executive leadership team and oversee global product development for Aptos solutions, including the company’s best-in-class point of sale, order management and merchandising technologies.

In this role, Aulds will draw on his extensive development and engineering expertise to advance Aptos’ position as the leader in cloud-based customer engagement and enterprise solutions for large and mid-sized retailers. Aulds will also play a strategic role in the combination of Aptos solutions with TXT Retail’s best of breed merchandise lifecycle management suite, pending the acquisition’s successful close.

To read more about Aptos’ planned acquisition of TXT Retail, click here.

With a career spanning four decades, Aulds will enhance the velocity, scale and innovation across Aptos’ Singular Commerce platform while retaining the company’s relentless commitment to quality, security and cloud deployment.

Before joining Aptos, Aulds served as vice president, engineering and product management, for Oracle’s Communications business unit, where he managed over 500 software and hardware engineers worldwide. Aulds was employed at Oracle through its acquisition of Acme Packet in 2013.

Prior to Oracle/Acme Packet, Aulds was senior vice president, engineering and cloud operations, at Sterling Commerce, where he was in charge of development for the commerce business unit, as well as overseeing cloud/SaaS operations and IT functions. Previous to this, Aulds served as senior vice president, engineering, for Yantra, where he pioneered early-stage advancements in retail order management technology with agile architecture and extensibility.

“Steve brings a wealth of retail technology, engineering and SaaS expertise to Aptos,” said Noel Goggin, Aptos CEO and culture leader. “Additionally, Steve has demonstrated throughout his career a pioneering spirit that is consistent with the Aptos Way and engaging customers differently. Steve understands retailers’ challenges and solves them in new ways with a sense of urgency. He will be an undeniable asset to our customers as they reinvent their organizations for customer-centricity and success.”

“I am thrilled at the opportunity to join Aptos and lead the development of its world-class solutions,” said Aulds. “By working collaboratively with our customers and partners, there are no limitations to the innovations we can bring to market, as we empower retailers to respond to consumers with speed, relevancy and precision while supporting profitability and business growth.”

With over 130,000 stores live on its Singular Commerce platform available in the cloud, more than 500 retail brands across the globe rely on cloud-ready Aptos solutions.

About Aptos “Engaging Customers Differently”

In an era of virtually limitless choice, sustained competitive advantage only comes to retailers who engage customers differently – by truly understanding who they are, what they want and why they buy. At Aptos, we too, believe that Engaging Customers Differently™ is critical to our success. We are committed to a deep understanding of each of our clients, to fulfilling their needs with the retail industry’s most comprehensive omni-channel solutions, and to fostering long-term relationships built on tangible value and trust. More than 500 retail brands rely upon our Singular Commerce™ platform to deliver every shopper a personalized, empowered and seamless experience…no matter when, where or how they shop. Learn more: www.aptos.com

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