Rapid-fire Q and A with Anthony Reynolds, Anaplan's new Executive Vice President of Operations

Rapid-fire Q&A: Anthony Reynolds, Anaplan’s new Executive Vice President of Operations

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Today, we are pleased to introduce you to the latest Anaplan disruptor – Anthony Reynolds.

Anthony is based out of Anaplan’s San Francisco office, and he will oversee the company’s growth operations. Anthony’s focus is customer services and support, partnerships, and accelerated application strategy.

We had a chance to catch up with Anthony this week. He shared his thoughts on what joining Anaplan means to him and how he intends to spread disruption to others.

1. In one word, how would you describe Anaplan?

Awesome.

2. How is Anaplan a disruptor?

From the front line to the boardroom, Anaplan’s Hyperblock™ technology is solving problems that the legacy dinosaur vendors have tried and failed to resolve for years. Our in-memory calculation engine allows Anaplanners to executives to make critical and time sensitive decisions that were never possible until now. We provide this in an easy to consume Software as a Service (SaaS)-based solution.

3. What most excites you about Anaplan?

The energy of the people and the team (it’s infectious.)

4. Why is the market ready for a shift?

Leading organizations now realize that a data-driven approach in creating a culture of pervasive analytics is the quickest way to beat your competition. In order to be industry best, relying on your gut instinct is no longer acceptable.

5. Why are you a disruptor?

With 15+ years of experience in the analytics industry, I have a pragmatic customer-focused approach. Just like Wayne Gretzky, “I skate to where the puck is going—not to where it has been.” The only other thing we have in common is we are both Canadian!

6. Who is your favorite superhero?

Superman. It would be great to fly anywhere, at anytime, without waiting in the security line at San Francisco International airport.

7. You have a teleporter that can travel to any time, anywhere – so, where to?

I have one grandpa that I never got a chance to meet. I would go back to the time when he was alive so we could play a game of cards and I could get to know him.

8. Is the book always better than the movie?

Not always. You can see the emotion in a movie— it’s hard to evoke that same emotion from a book.

9. Sun or snow?

Sun. I originally moved from Canada to California in 2005 for what was supposed to be one year. I’ve never left!

10. What is playing on your iPod right now? 

Maroon 5

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