Brian Kober

Chief Strategy Officer and Chief of Staff

Brian Kober

What brought you to Anaplan?
The dynamic leadership team and the opportunity to help lead Anaplan to the next level of its success.

What most excites you about your new role at Anaplan?
I am honored to be the steward of the company’s strategy and am excited to collaborate with the team as we move the company to a new phase of profitable growth.

What’s the best career advice you ever received?
Double down on sharpening and leveraging your unique strengths; embrace being a unicorn.

When you were a child/younger, what did you want to do when you grew up?
Be an astronaut and walk on the moon!

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Golf, travel, take photos in full manual mode with an actual camera, sing, ski, walk, and obsess over college football (go blue!).

What are you binge-watching?
I’m not ashamed to admit I’ve watched both seasons of Ted Lasso five times. I’ve also really enjoyed The Bear.

What’s your favorite book?
When reading non-fiction, I’m a sucker for stories of people pulling unique insight from broadly available information by viewing it through a new lens; and having the courage to act on that insight. When reading fiction, I like to lose myself in the struggle between the forces of good and evil. That’s why I’m an evangelist for the works of Edward Tufte and Michael Lewis by day and a lover of John Steinbeck’s “East of Eden” and Richard Powers’ “The Overstory” after work hours.