Great ideas often emerge out of necessity. This rings especially true for Anaplan founder Michael Gould. Frustrated with traditional planning tools, Anaplan was created in his York, UK barn with a simple objective in mind: to make planning better.As a result, the entire concept of planning was disrupted, and Anaplan was born. Over the past 10 years, Anaplan has helped companies create, execute, and achieve better business plans through Connected Planning, an approach that connects people, data, and plans. It provides organizations with a better way to make collaborative, dynamic, and intelligent decisions.Today, we are very excited and proud to share that our company has reached a significant milestone in our own plan by ringing the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: PLAN). We want to thank all Anaplanners, our customers, and our partners for their support, commitment, and dedication to us. We recognize that this exciting milestone would not be possible without the passionate, hard-working people that stand enthusiastically behind our platform every single day. Today, we are incredibly grateful as we celebrate this milestone on our journey.
Frank Calderoni is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Anaplan and a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Frank is a technology industry veteran with over 30 years of successful executive leadership. Before joining Anaplan, Frank served as the Executive Vice President (EVP), Operations and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Red Hat, Inc. from June 2015 to January 2017. He also served as EVP and CFO at Cisco Systems, Inc. for seven years. Prior to that, he served as Cisco’s Senior Vice President (SVP), Customer Solutions Finance from June 2007 to February 2008, and Vice President, Worldwide Sales Finance from May 2004 to June 2007. Frank joined Cisco in 2004 from QLogic Corporation, where he was the SVP and CFO. Prior to that, he was the SVP, Finance & Administration and CFO for SanDisk Corporation. Earlier in his career, he spent 21 years at IBM. Frank also sits on the boards of Adobe Systems, Inc., Palo Alto Networks, Inc.