Thoma Bravo-backed Apttus appoints chief legal officer

Apttus, which is backed by Thoma Bravo, has named Omer Rafatullah as chief legal officer. Previously, he worked at Kirkland & Ellis LLP where he was a corporate partner.


SAN MATEO, Calif., Dec. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Apttus, the global Middle Office leader, today announced Omer Rafatullah as its Chief Legal Officer (CLO). He has a proven track record of delivering innovative, strategic, and business-oriented solutions to complex legal, business, and regulatory issues. As CLO, Omer will provide legal direction and guidance to Apttus’ leadership team.

“Omer Rafatullah is a proven legal executive and business leader with expertise in business growth strategies, corporate governance and complex services transactions,” said David Murphy, Executive Chairman at Apttus. “As we continue to grow and lead the Middle Office opportunity, Omer will work across our organization to ensure that we fulfill the market opportunity Apttus has created.”

Omer Rafatullah joins Apttus from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he served as a Corporate Partner focused on meeting the needs of private equity sponsors in a variety of complex business transactions. In this role, Omer worked closely with Thoma Bravo, Apttus’ majority owner, on a number of platform and add-on transactions. At Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Omer advised on corporate governance, executive compensation, and general corporate matters. He has an active pro bono practice with a particular focus on civil rights, social entrepreneurship and community engagement. He holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School.

“Apttus is a leading organization with a transformative offering, and I’m thrilled to be joining at such a significant time in its long and innovative history,” said Omer Rafatullah. “Working with Thoma Bravo and the Apttus leadership team is an exciting opportunity for me, and I’m looking forward to playing a major role going forward.”

About Apttus
Apttus is a Silicon Valley-based global provider of Apttus Omni, the Middle Office platform that allows enterprises to automate and optimize their most critical revenue and commercial relationship management processes. Apttus is powered by the most advanced technologies from Salesforce, Microsoft and IBM. Analysts rank Apttus as the global gold standard for Quote-to-Cash (QTC) and Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) solutions. Apttus’ innovations include Max, the company’s Applied Artificial Intelligence that enables enterprises to achieve superior business outcomes. Apttus partners with a world-class ecosystem. Apttus customers include hundreds of the world’s mid-sized organizations and the who’s who of the Global 1000.