Rapid-Fire Q&A: Dennis Dresser, Our New Managing Director of the Americas

By Amelia Generalis

November 6, 2013

We are thrilled to present our newest DISRUPTOR to the Anaplan team – Dennis Dresser! I have gotten to know Dennis well in the months before he joined Anaplan – a perk of my job! – and am thrilled that it's official now. We want everyone to get to know him as well, so Dennis and I sat down for a quick Q&A session. He talked about what joining Anaplan means to him, and why he thinks it is a game-changer for the market. Take a look – you are going to like what you hear as much as we do! Take it away Dennis:

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


2.   How is Anaplan a disruptor?

We are empowering business leaders to drive material top line and bottom line impact through their planning process on a single platform.

3.   What most excites you about Anaplan?

We are solving mission-critical business challenges at significant scale that our customers thought could not be easily solved.

4.   Why is the market ready for a shift?

Businesses need to become more integrated, collaborative, and agile in their planning processes given the dynamic market conditions.

5.   Why are you a disruptor?

I like to challenge people to think differently so they break out of their comfort zone and strive towards continuous improvement.

6.   Who is your favorite superhero?


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

1500's, England

8.   Is the book always better than the movie?

No, I prefer the movie.

9.   Sun or snow?

Sun… nothing better than a Mai Tai and a beach chair.

10.  What is playing on your iPod right now?

Rolling Stones

Amelia Generalis

Amelia Generalis, Head of Talent As the Head of HR, Amelia brings her 20 plus years of experience to ensure that Anaplan scales to meet its tremendous growth, and has a voice of customer from the HR perspective. Read full bio

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