Anaplan Expands Executive Leadership Team with Strategic Engineering, Sales and Product Hires
Executives from Salesforce, SAP and Eloqua/Oracle join Anaplan to accelerate global growthSan Francisco, CA – November 4, 2013 – Anaplan, the fastest growing provider of business modeling and planning for sales, operations, and finance, today announced three new additions to its senior leadership team to drive innovation during a period of rapid company growth. Bill Maimone joins as Head of Engineering, Dennis Dresser as Managing Director of the Americas, and Michel Morel as Head of Applications.
“Expanding our leadership team marks an important juncture in the company’s history and future market position,” says Fred Laluyaux, CEO at Anaplan. “Together, Bill, Dennis and Michel bring a wealth of enterprise software expertise to scale Anaplan’s customer base and pursue new opportunities for growth.”
A seasoned Oracle veteran, Bill Maimone brings 25 years of database architecture management to Anaplan. As Head of Engineering, Maimone will lead Anaplan’s engineering and development teams. Maimone most recently served as the Vice President of Salesforce Chatter, a social platform for businesses.
“By emphasizing ease-of-use, flexibility and accessibility, Anaplan’s innovative cloud platform is revolutionizing the workplace as we know it, putting collaborative planning and modeling in the hands of the business user. I look forward to helping scale and extend the platform for global growth and market disruption,” says Bill Maimone.
Dennis Dresser serves as Managing Director of the Americas. In this role, Dresser oversees the company’s operations and expansion in the region, identifying strategic business opportunities for rapid growth. Prior to Anaplan, Dresser was Vice President of Sales, Americas at Eloqua, where he guided the company through their IPO and acquisition by Oracle.
“By bringing together deep analytics and collaborative planning, Anaplan is completely changing how planning is done across the enterprise,” says Dennis Dresser. “Sales, finance and operations leaders can now create forward looking plans that align to market opportunities and easily manage disruption.”
As Head of Applications, Michel Morel will lead Anaplan’s next big initiative known as Anaplan Applications – an application marketplace populated by Anaplan and the company’s ever-growing community and partner ecosystem. Morel joins Anaplan from SAP where he was the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Performance Management Development, responsible for the Enterprise Performance Management engineering teams, combining financial and operational applications. Michel started his career as the founder and CTO of Cartesis and then became VP of Financial Performance Management Development with the acquisition of the company by Business Objects.
“I am excited to build out an app ecosystem on such a powerful, flexible platform that has already caused so much disruption in the marketplace,” says Michel Morel. “Anaplan applications will enable complex business models to be rapidly built by business experts and analysts without having to write a single line of code.”
Anaplan is disrupting the world of business modeling and planning for sales, operations and finance. 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. To learn more, visit anaplan.com. Join us on twitter: @anaplan
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 informed decisions and 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 16 offices and over 150 expert partners worldwide. To learn more, visit anaplan.com.