February 08, 2024

Anaplan adds EJ Tavella to its Product leadership team to deliver best-in-class applications for supply chain leaders

Anaplan, provider of a market-leading platform for business planning and decision-making, today announced the appointment of EJ Tavella to the position of senior vice president of Applications for Supply Chain Planning.

Tavella joins an esteemed bench of product leaders responsible for arming the company’s 2,400 customers with purpose-built applications for supply chain, finance, workforce, and sales planning. Under the leadership of Chief Product and Technology Officer Adam Thier, Anaplan has made significant strides in delivering an application strategy that helps its customers turn planning into their competitive advantage.

“For businesses to succeed in a landscape that is highly complex and constantly in motion, a new level of connectedness is required – without it, business leaders risk making critical decisions in a vacuum,” said Thier. “That’s why we pioneered the Connected Planning category many years ago, and it’s why we are targeting the entire business with our application strategy – from the warehouse to the boardroom. EJ is the perfect addition to our application leadership team, and I can’t wait to see the innovative applications he comes up with to address the most pressing challenges faced by today’s supply chain leaders.”   

Tavella has more than 25 years of experience at the intersection of supply chain and analytics and will leverage his deep functional expertise to help Anaplan design, build, and market best-in-class planning applications for supply chain leaders and decision-makers.

“The role of the supply chain leader has been elevated in recent years as cracks in our global supply chain exposed the criticality of operational agility and the need for real-time, versus just-in-time, processes,” said Tavella. “With a robust application strategy, purpose-built to meet the planning needs of today’s supply chain leaders, Anaplan can arm organizations with the flexibility, insight, and rapid time to value they need to deliver operational excellence. I’m thrilled at the opportunity to join Adam and the incredible Product leadership team as we transform apps into a competitive edge for our customers.”

Tavella brings deep strategic and operational experience to Anaplan and has worn several supply chain-related hats throughout his impressive career – from supply chain practitioner to S&OP software founder to strategic consultant to supply chain leaders. Tavella joins Anaplan from Accenture, where, as Managing Director, he ran the leading consulting firm’s West Supply Chain practice, driving nearly $1B in client delivery. Tavella managed a broad portfolio of services while at Accenture, including strategy, analytics, tech, and operations consulting – and was instrumental in the supply chain practice’s Open AI integration. Before Accenture, Tavella co-founded Steelwedge Software – an integrated planning solution provider that is now part of E2Open – and was responsible for building the company’s cloud-based sales and operations planning (S&OP) solution.

Tavella holds a BA in Finance from Cal Poly’s School of Business.