Hemant Kapadia

Chief Financial Officer

Hemant Kapadia

What brought you to Anaplan?
A number of reasons! First, the company’s history of success. Second, the business plan and investment thesis of the Thoma Bravo team along with their history of investing in blue-chip businesses. And third, the opportunity to be part of a new chapter at Anaplan.

What most excites you about your new role at Anaplan?
I’m excited to work alongside the current team who already have contributed so much to the company’s success while collaborating with new executive leaders. Together we will make Anaplan an even greater company.

What’s the best career advice you ever received?
Never be afraid to work outside your comfort zone. Yes, there will likely be setbacks but you will learn, and this will ultimately make you stronger.

When you were a child/younger, what did you want to do when you grew up?
As a child, I wanted to be an architect. Buildings fascinated me, especially how some were so tall. I imagined them like giant LEGO sets, with all of the pieces fitting together perfectly.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love to travel! I have an ongoing competition with my friends and colleagues to see who has visited the most countries! I also play golf on the weekends in an ongoing quest to lower my handicap.

What are you binge-watching?
The Blacklist on Netflix has a good mix of spy craft, suspense, crime, and trying to do the right thing. I also just finished the first four seasons of Yellowstone and can’t wait to get into season five.

What’s your favorite book?
Hands down, Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty. I am fascinated by early American history.