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Samir Kakar


Samir is the President of Aptara Inc. Under Samir’s leadership, Aptara is playing a pivotal role in assisting the world’s leading corporations to navigate and profit in the digital and mobile age. Samir is a strategy and technology consultant to the world’s largest corporations, ensuring that they remain at the forefront of the industry. He contributes to all aspects of strategic decision-making for Aptara and brings a long track-record of operational, technology, and financial success that has resulted in Aptara’s expansion and evolution. Prior to this management role, Samir served as the CTO of Aptara. Samir has been instrumental in developing the company’s technology and solutions portfolio and the processes that supports Aptara’s customers. Samir is also responsible for the vision behind Aptara’s publishing solutions and its content technology development practice, as well as the design of the company’s global IT infrastructure. Samir holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Delhi and an honors masters degree in operational research.

Mike Stacy

President, Global Enterprise

Mike leads Aptara’s Global Corporate business units including Learning and Performance, Professional Services, Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI), and Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals for Aptara. As the head of Aptara’s corporate practices, Mike brings over 25 years of experience in the training industry, global outsourcing, and technology-based process improvements to deliver solutions that significantly improve performance and impact clients’ bottom lines. With deep domain expertise in building, managing and sustaining large businesses, Mike is creating the foundation for continued growth by offering clients comprehensive global solutions. Mike has a proven record of accomplishments in growing business units and driving sizeable opportunities in new markets. Prior to coming to Aptara in 2006, he was a member of the executive team at PRIMEDIA, where he developed innovative learning delivery and documentation solutions. Mike also held executive positions for Ninth House Networks, Thomson Learning and Crisp Learning.

Debashis Chaudhuri

Senior Vice President, India Operations

Debashis, better known as DC, has been an architect of Aptara’s success for more than two decades. He has served in senior positions for several divisions, including digital solutions, information technology, quality assurance, and human resources. Prior to Aptara, DC was involved in software development. His thorough understanding and process knowledge about digital content, eBook creation, and overall publishing content solutions inform the systems and operational overhauls he develops for Aptara’s clients. A skilled strategist, DC turns blue-sky blueprints into workable solutions, all while meeting pre-established performance benchmarks for key operational goals. DC manages the human resources and administration for Aptara’s offshore operations.

Prashant Kapoor, CA, CMA, B.Com(H)

Senior Vice President, Finance and Controller

Two decades’ of accounting, finance, and management experience back Prashant’s management of Aptara’s Accounting and Finance Group. He is responsible for international and domestic audits, internal and external reporting, direct and indirect taxes, foreign exchange strategy, and all commercial functions. Upon joining Aptara in 2003, he spearheaded the company’s seamless migration of U.S. accounting and audit functions to India. He has since integrated various enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems at the company. Prior to joining Aptara, Prashant worked for an eFunds group in the United States, as well as for Tefal India Household Appliances and Allianz Capital and Management Services in India. When he's not working, Prashant loves to travel with his family. 

Sara Grigg

Vice President, Accounting and Finance

Sara leads Aptara’s U.S. accounting team and is responsible for corporate tax, treasury, and business operations, including budgeting, forecasting, and acquisitions. When she joined Aptara in 2007, she brought with her 20 years of diverse accounting experience at both for-profit corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Prior to Aptara, Sara was the director of budgeting at Sunrise Senior Living. She holds a BS in Accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Jessica M. Kelty

General Counsel

Jessica has more than 15 years experience in advising and counseling clients in a wide range of labor and employment issues, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1866, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, wage and hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, privacy and security requirements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, and the Consumer Credit Protection Act. Prior to joining Aptara, she was counsel at Isler Dare Ray Radcliffe & Connolly, P.C, and General Counsel, P.C.