April 17, 2023

Anaplan welcomes new Chief Product Officer to drive outsized outcomes for customers

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Anaplan, provider of a market-leading platform for business planning and decision-making, today announced the appointment of Adam Thier to the position of Chief Product Officer, where he will oversee the company’s global product and solutions portfolio.

Thier, who joined as interim Chief Product Officer in December, brings deep domain expertise to the role – having been in the financial planning and analysis (FP&A) and enterprise software space for over two decades. Prior to joining Anaplan, Thier was an Operating Advisor for Thoma Bravo and held notable technology and engineering leadership roles at SAP, Hyperion, Vianai, and Adaytum. In 2019 he was named CXO of the Year by Utah Business Magazine.

“Having been part of the original team who brought the idea of Connected Planning to life many years ago, I’ve been impressed by the steps Anaplan has taken to really drive the market forward,” said Adam Thier, Chief Product Officer of Anaplan. “Over the past few months, I’ve had the chance to connect with customers around the world who rely on Anaplan to optimize their operations and plan more effectively. I believe we have an outsized opportunity to help customers do even more with the platform, and I’m thrilled to lead the talented product team as we scale Connected Planning to meet the needs of the entire enterprise.”

“Adam is an innovative and creative software leader with a proven track record in the industry and a reputation for thinking differently,” said Charlie Gottdiener, CEO of Anaplan. “He’s been an invaluable member of the team over the past few months, and I’m confident he will help us unlock the potential of the platform to deliver even greater value to our global customers as they accelerate their own digital transformation journeys to meet the speed of the market.”

Thier holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts from Marist College and currently resides in Connecticut with his wife, three children, and his French Bulldog, Sheldon.