SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., February 27, 2018 — Anaplan, a leading platform provider driving a new age of connected planning, today announced that Steven Birdsall has joined the Anaplan team as Chief Revenue Officer. Birdsall has an exceptional track record of generating significant revenue gains, driving profitable growth, and spearheading sales excellence and operational improvement.
“We are very excited to announce Steven as our Chief Revenue Officer, as he is well known as a transformational global executive,” said Frank Calderoni, President and CEO, Anaplan. “He shares our commitment to Anaplan’s Customer First initiative, which puts customer needs at the center of our internal strategy, and he understands what our customers require to realize the full value of our connected planning platform. Steven’s expertise and experience are perfectly aligned with our overall vision and strategy moving forward.”
Before joining Anaplan, Birdsall served as EVP and CRO at Radial, Inc. and as EVP and COO at Hearst Business Media. Prior to that, Birdsall held several global leadership roles at SAP, including management of the company’s industry cloud portfolio and planning activities as Global SVP. Earlier roles at SAP included Global COO, SVP and GM positions, where Birdsall oversaw partner relationships and managed operations in high-growth regions. Prior to joining SAP, Birdsall led worldwide operations at Adobe Systems, managed CRM consulting sales at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), and provided hardware and software solutions to financial services companies for Diebold, Inc.
“I’m thrilled to join the Anaplan leadership team and work closely with our customers to connect people and data, which is required to create dynamic, collaborative, and intelligent plans that drive confident business decisions,” Birdsall said. “Having worked with tech industry leaders throughout my career, I recognize the value of Anaplan’s groundbreaking connected planning platform and look forward to contributing to our customers’ success while driving revenue worldwide.”
Anaplan is driving a new age of connected planning. Large and fast-growing organizations use Anaplan’s cloud platform in every business function to make better-informed plans and decisions, and to drive faster, more effective planning processes. Anaplan also provides support, training, and planning transformation advisory services. Anaplan is a privately held company based in San Francisco with 20 offices and over 175 expert partners worldwide. To learn more, visit anaplan.com.