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Anaplan hires Jim McParlane as Managing Director of Asia-Pacific operation

2017-09-08 08:00

Veteran APAC executive brings extensive regional experience and team-building skills to new role

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Anaplan, a leading platform provider driving a new age of connected planning, today announced that Jim McParlane has joined Anaplan as APAC Managing Director, overseeing the Asia-Pacific region. McParlane will lead Anaplan's APAC operation as it experiences unprecedented growth and serves some of the most notable brands in the region, including Globe Telecom, PT. Telekomunikasi Selular, NBN Co, and Casella Wines.

"Jim has a proven track record of driving strong results in the region, so we're incredibly excited to work with him as Anaplan expands its APAC operation," said Paul Melchiorre, Chief Revenue Officer, Anaplan. "With an excellent reputation as a team builder and a talent for cultivating productive relationships, Jim is uniquely qualified to shape our regional strategy and deliver the technology and expertise our customers need."

McParlane brings more than 25 years of leadership to Anaplan. Early in his career, he was a manufacturing, supply chain, and procurement consultant with Price Waterhouse. Over the past 15+ years, McParlane built and led technology companies in the APAC region: he turned Ariba's Australia-New Zealand (ANZ) and Japan regions from a two-person operation into a $40+ million business and most recently established Coupa in the ANZ market.

"I'm thrilled to join a disruptive, hyper-growth company like Anaplan and work with the talented APAC team to engage customers in transforming their businesses," McParlane said. "APAC is the fastest-growing region in the world by GDP, and as companies expand, they can greatly benefit from connected planning." McParlane will be greeting Anaplan customers at Hub Comes to You in Singapore on October 5, Sydney on October 11, and Tokyo on October 13.

About 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 better-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

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