Before co-founding Apto Solutions with Mr. Kilkelly in 2001, Jeff most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Telephone.com, Inc. As co-founder and Director of Telephone.com, Jeff was responsible for all aspects of the company's operations and financing activities. The company raised over $5,000,000 in private equity funding and became a leading source for surplus telecommunications equipment. In 1997, Jeff joined World Access, where he most recently served as Director of Corporate Finance and was responsible for the company's mergers & acquisitions, corporate cash management and international transactions. Jeff served in several capacities at World Access during his tenure there, including Senior Marketing Manager. In that position Jeff oversaw marketing and Internet initiatives and was in charge of brand and corporate integration of acquired companies. Jeff also recently served on the Board of Directors of CareerStream, Inc., an Atlanta based HR application software technology recruiting firm which was acquired by Personic, a global provider of human resource technology solutions. Along with Mr. Kilkelly, Jeff is committed to making Apto Solutions the best IT Asset Disposition company in the world.
James Kilkelly is the CEO and Co-founder of Apto Solutions. As CEO, James has lead the company to record growth in revenue and profits year over year while being recognized by Inc.com, Gartner, and the Fortune Inner City 100 for the company’s business accomplishments. He has established himself as an international technology entrepreneur having co-founded Telephone.com and held leadership positions with Fortune 500 companies such as NCR. James was recently invited to participate in the 2016 class of KPMG (www.kpmg.com) QuantumShift program for promising entrepreneurs. In 2015, he was honored as a TiE Atlanta Top Entrepreneur (#2 in the Upper/Middle category); in 2011, Business to Business Magazine recognized him as one of the top 25 (#11) entrepreneurs in Atlanta; he was selected for the 2010 Outstanding Leadership Recognition Award by the U.S. Leaders and Entrepreneurs association; he was recognized as one of Atlanta’s Top 20 Technology Executives in Their 20’s by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2000. Throughout his career, James has excelled in the creative development of global business opportunities ranging in size from $70 million + in annualized revenue. He is an active contributor within the Atlanta community serving on the Board of Directors for the C5 Youth Foundation of Georgia (www.c5georgia.org), and is also a member of Entrepreneurs' Organization International (www.eonetwork.com). He is married to Angelique and has a daughter named Josephina.
Grant Guilbeault leads our forward retail operations teams. For over 20 years, Grant has successfully navigated the volatile and constantly evolving high-tech hardware market. For 18 years Grant was the founder and CEO of FastAsset, Inc., a company dedicated to providing a suite of logistics, service, revenue and liquidity solutions to the high-tech hardware forward supply chain. Prior to founding FastAsset, Grant served as the Director of Business Development at BlueFin Technologies. While there, he authored the business plan for RecTech, a division focusing on chip reclamation from technology hardware and a vital member of the team that valued the company for its eventual sale. Grant holds his Masters in Business Administration from Babson College and his Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Tufts University. In his spare time, Grant mentors young entrepreneurs and startup companies, surfs, and volunteers to coach youth athletics.
Kevin Jerge has spent 20+ years in professional sales and business development roles impacting diverse organizations with his approach to new product development, team building and creating a culture of winning. Kevin has held senior and executive sales leadership positions at companies like Paychex (PAYX), Buffalo Destroyers, Chek.com (now Synacor) and FreeCause (MIT startup acquired by Rakuten). These companies, ranging from startups to fast growing multi-billion dollar public companies, allowed Kevin to hone his sales expertise across a variety of industries. Most recently Kevin spent a year and a half in Chicago at MarkITx, a Tech start-up focused on the secondary IT Market. Kevin is married to Elizabeth and has 5 children, Nicholas, Lauren, Jonathan, Elle, and Annika. He loves sports, music, and the outdoors and is active with St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Tom Lamar has 25+ years of experience as a successful technology entrepreneur and executive; sales and business development leader, and senior industrial design innovator. He has been an early stage organizer of a number of software companies, including one of the largest search engine IPOs in history, Inktomi (INKT), purchased by Yahoo! in 2003. Tom uses his strategic, cross-industry experience, knowledge, and relationships to keep his company, and clients at the leading edge of the technology markets. Having acted as a CEO, President, Board Member, and Co-Founder for companies like; Miller/Zell, Endeavor Search Partners, Aptidata, eLingo, Knovel Corporation (purchased by Reed Elsevier), and others, his wide ranging experiences, including several patents, bring a unique perspective to the rapidly growing ITAD industry. Tom, and his teenage daughter Isabelle, love to create fire tools and hammers in their spare time at their blacksmith’s forge in Marin County California. He also enjoys racing stand up paddle boards on San Francisco Bay, long distance adventure motorcycling, hiking, and aerial photography. Tom has served his community by having donated time to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA, and continues by teaching children the art of blacksmithing in his home town of Mill Valley, CA.
Chris joined Apto Solutions in 2008 after serving as a Director for Tweeter Home Entertainment, a specialty electronics retailer with over 120 stores. At Apto, Chris provides senior-level Business Development expertise and helps some of the biggest companies in entertainment, banking, tech, and social media navigate the complex world of ITAD by maximizing the values of their enterprise portfolios, mitigating risk, and meeting or exceeding compliance standards. Chris also leads Apto’s Bankruptcy practice and has acted as Lead Sales Agent for numerous Chapter 11 and 7 trustees in the Section 363 sale process within the Federal Bankruptcy Court system. Chris currently serves as a Corporate Representative (30B6) in several ongoing high profile antitrust litigation proceedings in the United States Federal Court System. Chris graduated from Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island with a Bachelor's in Business Management.