Anaplan Appoints David Padgett as Vice President of Sales, North and Southeast Asia
Strategic hire extends Anaplan’s industry disruption and sales operation to additional markets
Singapore – April 30, 2014 – Anaplan today announced the appointment of David Padgett as Vice President of Sales, North and Southeast Asia. In this role, Padgett will manage sales across Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Greater China.
“Organizations are increasingly turning to Anaplan for more agility and actionable insights that help them make key business decisions in sales, operations and finance functions,” said Samir Neji, Anaplan’s Managing Director, APAC. “That demand extends to the North and Southeast Asia regions and, as a result, we are expanding our sales operations by bringing on a seasoned veteran in David.”
According to the results of a recent CFO Innovation Asia Insight Survey of 120 CFOs and finance executives from ASEAN and Greater China, Asia’s CFOs are demanding a more systematic, flexible forecasting and planning solution. Respondents clearly identified a need for driver-based planning, what-if scenario modeling and top-down/bottom-up planning. Only two out of the 120 companies surveyed use a cloud or hosted solution for forecasting and planning. Cloud-based providers such as Anaplan are becoming increasingly popular, with only 36 percent of respondents reporting satisfaction with the ease of use of their current processes, and 67 percent asking for easier top-down and bottom-up modeling.
Padgett joins Anaplan from NTT DATA Business Solutions, where he was General Manager for Southeast Asia, responsible for strategic direction, sales and operational support in the region. At NTT, Padgett identified key growth markets, industries and solutions, improved sales alignment and execution and drove increased group collaboration to win new business for the company. Padgett brings more than 18 years of experience in enterprise planning to Anaplan, including senior positions with Utopia, Backoffice Associates, Diagonal Consulting and Hewlett-Packard.
“Anaplan is a game changer in the market – it is empowering users and raising their expectations of more value in less time – a compelling proposition our competition simply cannot match,” Padgett said. “The traditional software and services market has become content with mediocre results, long projects and questionable ROI. Customers need accuracy and agility, and our real-time, in-memory platform, delivered with the convenience and cost effectiveness of the cloud, is exactly what customers are demanding.”
Anaplan is disrupting the world of business planning and execution. We built our platform from the ground up to empower companies to plan, collaborate, and act—in real time. Stay ahead of critical business events, rapidly model potential impacts and course correct on the fly. With Anaplan’s cloud-based platform, you can continuously align your people, plans and spend to your market opportunities. Anaplan is a privately held company, headquartered in San Francisco, CA with global offices on four continents.