Adaptive Planning Announces Four Senior Appointments to Drive Development of its New UK and Ireland Operation Adaptive Planning, the worldwide leader in cloud-based corporate performance management software (CPM Software) and business intelligence software solutions for companies and non-profits of all sizes, has announced four senior appointments to drive the development of the company’s new direct UK and Ireland operation. Ian Preston joins as Vice President of Sales for Adaptive Planning in the UK & Ireland, Corinne Steer as Director of Marketing, Ron Owen as Solutions Specialist, and Lee Nelson as Regional Sales Manager. Adaptive Planning now has over 1,500 active cloud CPM customers - five times more than any other vendor, with 300 partners and 45,000 users in 65 countries around the world. Adaptive Planning drove more than 90 percent year over year growth in new software bookings in 2012, and is the #5 fastestgrowing software company in Silicon Valley over the last 5 years according to Deloitte. With more than 300 customers outside the US, international business was also up 150 percent year over year for 2012. Adaptive Planning is used by some of the world’s most recognised brands such as Siemens, Philips, and Konica Minolta, as well as high-growth companies such as Jive Software, DocuSign and NetSuite. “Today’s financial executives across the globe are frustrated with their existing CPM solutions, whether Excel spreadsheets or legacy on-premise applications, and are searching for something new and better. As organisations look to be more agile in times of economic uncertainty - and to drive growth during recovery - we’ve established our new dedicated European operation to address the growing need for cloud-based planning and reporting solutions in the UK and Ireland. We’ve brought on board a particularly strong team of proven executives – with in-depth enterprise software, CPM, business intelligence and SaaS skills – to accelerate our growth within the region,” commented Adaptive Planning’s CEO, John Herr. “The fact that we’ve been able to attract senior staff from organisations such as SAP, Oracle/Hyperion and Infor confirms the incredible industry interest in our cloud CPM solutions. We welcome Ian, Corinne, Ron and Lee to Adaptive Planning, and we look forward to strong growth from our new UK and Ireland operation,” he added.
As Vice President of Sales for Adaptive Planning in the UK & Ireland, Ian Preston will lead the company’s sales and business development activities. He brings a track record of enterprise performance management and business intelligence sales success to Adaptive Planning, and joins the company after almost five years in SAP’s sales operation. Before that he spent seven years as an account director at Business Objects, and began his career in enterprise software sales at Hyperion.
As Director of Marketing for UK and Ireland, Corinne Steer brings proven senior level marketing, channel and business development expertise to Adaptive Planning, with a history of success in key enterprise software markets including business intelligence and analytics, cloud and SaaS, CRM and ERP solutions. She joins the company from her previous position as CMO at Maxima where she developed key strategic alliances with IBM/Cognos and SAP/Business Objects. Before that she worked as Northern European Marketing Director for Hyperion and as Marketing
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Director at Computacenter.
Lee Nelson joins Adaptive Planning as Regional Sales Manager for the UK & Ireland and brings over 20 years of enterprise software, SaaS and business intelligence sales and business development experience to the company. He previously worked in a new business role for Infor and before that worked in business intelligence sales for a number of organisations including Information Builders, MicroStrategy and Business Objects.
In his new role as a Solutions Specialist for Adaptive Planning in the UK and Ireland, Ron Owen brings proven business intelligence, planning and enterprise performance expertise to the company. He comes to Adaptive Planning after four years as a Principal Solutions Consultant with Oracle and before that spent 11 years as a pre-sales consultant working for Hyperion.
About Adaptive Planning Adaptive Planning is the worldwide leader in cloud-based corporate performance management (CPM) and business intelligence (BI) solutions for companies and nonprofits of all sizes. The company’s software as a service (SaaS) platform allows finance and management teams to work together to plan, monitor, report on, and analyse financial and operational performance. With capabilities for budgeting, forecasting, reporting, consolidation, dashboards, and business intelligence, Adaptive Planning enables finance, sales, and other business leaders to make better, faster, more collaborative decisions that drive a true competitive advantage. Adaptive Planning is used by over 1,500 organisations worldwide, from midsized companies and nonprofits to large corporations, including AAA, Boston Scientific, CORT, Konica Minolta, NetSuite, Philips, and Vail Resorts. The company is the 5th fastest growing software company in Silicon Valley on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ list; has the #1 brand in midmarket CPM; and ranks #1 in customer satisfaction in independent industry surveys. With customers and partners in 65 countries worldwide, the company has the strongest channel ecosystem in the cloud CPM space, with over 300 worldwide partners including Armanino McKenna, Intacct, IntuitiveTek, Plex Systems, SAP, and NetSuite, which offers a specialised version of Adaptive Planning as the NetSuite Financial Planning module. Adaptive Planning is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. and is funded by Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), ONSET Ventures, Monitor Ventures, and Cardinal Venture Capital.
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