Anaplan Appoints Denis Murphy as Managing Director of Americas
Company expands executive team during period of rapid customer growth
San Francisco – February 11, 2013 – Anaplan, a provider of cloud modeling and planning solutions for sales, operations and finance, today announced that Denis Murphy will join its leadership team as Managing Director of the Americas. In his new role, Murphy will oversee Anaplan’s growing sales organization in North America and be responsible for the continued expansion of the company’s sales team.
“We conducted an extensive nationwide search to augment our management team, and Denis brings a wealth of experience gained at top growth companies like Nicira, Riverbed, and EMC,” said Anaplan CEO Fred Laluyaux. “Without a doubt, Denis is one of the top experts on scaling best-in-class sales organizations in hyper-growth companies, and I look forward to the contribution he will make in leading our Americas team.”
Murphy has over 20 years of technology sales and sales management experience working in senior executive roles at companies such as Nicira (acquired by EMC), Riverbed (NASDAQ: RVBD), EMC (NYSE: EMC), BlueArc (acquired by Hitachi), and Mercury Interactive (acquired by HP). He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
“Anaplan is a rare breed of company whose technology inspires customers. It is generating a tremendous amount of demand from organizations that are looking for a new way to model and plan their business,” said Murphy. “I am excited to join the strong senior management team at Anaplan and, more importantly, help position the company as the clear leader in this dynamic technology market.”
Customers like McAfee, Pandora, and Kimberly-Clark Eastern Europe use Anaplan to easily create rich, operational models for enhanced planning and decision-making across the enterprise. As one of the fastest growing cloud-based software companies in the world, Anaplan grew its customer base by more than 5 times in 2012, and the company has plans for continued aggressive growth both in the US and international markets in 2013.
Anaplan provides cloud-based modeling and planning solutions for sales, operations and finance. The Anaplan platform, with it’s patented in-memory modeling and data processing capabilities, enables people to intuitively model their business, analyze data, align plans, and execute processes in a collaborative online workspace. Anaplan applications are easy for business users to build, modify, and connect to for solutions that reduce expenses, improve margins, accelerate growth, and improve business operations.
Anaplan is funded by Granite Ventures and Shasta Ventures and was awarded Gartner Cool Vendor Award in 2012 and Ventana Research Technology Operational Innovation Award for Sales Management in 2012.