ATLANTA, May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Apto Solutions today announced that James Kilkelly has been named a finalist for the 2016 QuantumShift program, a week-long entrepreneurial development program recognizing highly successful entrepreneurs and executives of U.S. high-growth private companies. James Kilkelly, along with a group of other finalists, was selected after a rigorous nomination and application process overseen by KPMG LLP and the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. The program, to be held at the University of Michigan, will kick off in early May 2016.
"I'm honored to be invited to participate in the first ever QuantumShift week at the world-renowned Ross School of Business. As a leadership team, we want to instill a culture of never-ending curiosity, creativity, and improvement at our organization. Our ability to adapt (Apto means adapt) faster through leadership and innovation will be key for our team as the Third Wave of IT innovation rapidly changes the world of business. I can't wait to share what I learn from this intensive entrepreneurial educational and networking event as our company continues to lead the rapidly-changing technology services industry. We've never been more excited about the future of Apto, and it's a privilege to represent our world class team at such a prestigious event sponsored by KPMG."
-James Kilkelly - CEO, Apto Solutions
QuantumShift is a collaborative project between KPMG LLP - the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm - and the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. Unlike other recognition-only entrepreneurial development programs, QuantumShift is rooted in sustained learning, networking, and collaboration. The program provides an opportunity for participants to learn from a wealth of talented professionals - including distinguished faculty members from Ross School of Business - and offers graduates access to the Fellows Network, an exclusive peer-to-peer network focused on ongoing problem solving, development and mentorship.
For more information on QuantumShift, visit www.quantumshiftus.com and follow #QuantumShiftUS on Twitter.
James Kilkelly is the CEO and Co-founder of Apto Solutions and an international technology entrepreneur. He previously co-founded Telephone.com and has held leadership positions with Fortune 500 companies such as NCR. James was recently named a 2015 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; and James was recognized as one of Atlanta's Top 20 Technology Executives in Their 20's by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2000.
About Apto Solutions
Apto Solutions (www.aptosolutions.com) is a global leader in IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) for enterprise, giving their clients maximum risk management and recovery value for their IT asset portfolios. Apto is a trusted partner with the world's leading OEM, financial, managed services, and tech services organizations across the globe. Apto provides a wide range of services including lifecycle asset management, responsible IT recycling, facility and data center consolidations, cloud migrations, repair and refurbishing, total device management solutions (TDM), as well as logistics, technology decommissioning and project management services.
About KPMG LLP
KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (www.kpmg.com/us), is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"). KPMG International's member firms have 174,000 professionals, including more than 9,000 partners in 155 countries.
About University of Michigan: Ross School of Business
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a vibrant and distinctive learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change. Through thought and action, members of the Ross community drive change and innovation that improves business and society. Housed within Michigan Ross, the Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies is a leading center for entrepreneurial thought leadership and engagement.
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