Chris Rapp – Chief Executive Officer
In 2008, Apex IT co-founder Chris Rapp was named CEO of Apex (and its holding company, NGI Capital). Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President of Business Development. Chris has more than 20 years in the industry and prior to helping form Apex IT in 1997, he held leadership and technical roles at BSG Alliance/IT and Exact Systems.
A graduate of Arizona State University in Computer Systems Engineering, Chris is an involved father and an avid skier and climber who lives in Denver, Colorado. He has found his passion in supporting organizations such as Boys and Girls Club (and Camp) and the Outdoor Lab foundation that provide youth with outdoor education experiences.
Scott Newton – President
President Scott Newton, who has been with Apex IT since 1998, oversees sales and delivery for Apex IT's South Central regional business unit. A recognized CRM expert, he previously directed the company's consulting practice in that service area. Additional areas of expertise include Enterprise Applications Cloud Migration and automation processes for sales, call centers, field service, and professional services. His 20+ years in the industry also includes applied research in computer vision and artificial intelligence.
Scott is an alumnus of Texas Tech University twice over, earning both a Master's and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering – and graduating summa cum laude and magna cum laude, respectively. He currently lives in Cumming, Georgia, where he's active in the Technology Association of Georgia and in athletic pursuits including golf, swimming, cycling, and Tae Kwon Do (Black Belt). He also enjoys coaching his son's sports teams.
Bryan Hinz – Vice President of Business Development
As Vice President of Business Development, Bryan is responsible for marketing, sales development, and business practices including management consulting. His areas of expertise include CRM, HR Help Desk, CRM in Higher Education, and customer experience. His CRM experience is particularly deep, including work with more than 425 companies and institutions on customized CRM strategies across 9 different platforms.
He's held several other positions within the firm, including Delivery Manager, Client Services Manager, and Director of CRM. Prior to joining Apex IT in 1999, Bryan was a consultant with Accenture.
Bryan graduated cum laude with a BS in Industrial Engineering and Project Management from North Dakota State University. He is married with 3 children and lives in Victoria, MN.
Venkat Mangudi – VP and Regional Managing Director
Venkat leads the Solution Center in Bangalore, India. His CRM expertise across various products and across Europe, Asia and North America helps in building scalable solutions for our clients. He is a senior technologist and draws upon those strengths to formulate technology strategies and design enterprise applications. His experience in PeopleSoft/Oracle as a portfolio manager has provided him with a good grip on CRM implementation across various industries.
He has a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Computer Science. He lives with his wife and two children in Bangalore, India.