Anaplan ropes in Charles Gottdiener as CEO and Member of the Board of Directors
The business planning and decision-making platform, Anaplan announced that Charles “Charlie” Gottdiener has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors. Gottdiener joins Anaplan after four years at Neustar where he was President and CEO. He will lead the global team with a focus on driving profitable growth and delivering business value to the world’s largest enterprises. As businesses around the world continue to navigate change and disruption, Gottdiener’s leadership will position Anaplan as the only viable choice for enterprises looking for the agility and insight to succeed in today’s market.
“Anaplan is the category leader in connected planning, a market that’s growing rapidly due to the demand for real-time data and agility in business planning and execution,” said Charles Goodman, Anaplan’s Chairman. “Charlie is a leader with the expertise and acumen to advance the company’s vision while undergoing an important transformation to profitable growth. He shares our commitment to serving customers, partners, and employees with a world-class experience, and I am delighted to welcome him to Anaplan.”
Prior to Neustar, Gottdiener held numerous senior leadership, interim CEO, and Board roles at Providence Equity Partners. Previously he held strategy and operating leadership roles at Dun & Bradstreet, and leadership positions in consulting with Boston Consulting Group, CSC Index, Ernst & Young Consulting, and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. He received an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Grinnell College, where he also served as a trustee of the College. Mr. Gottdiener sits on the Board of TransUnion in addition to several other private technology company boards.
“I am honored to join Anaplan at this exciting time,” said Gottdiener. “Now, more than ever, companies need the ability to model and respond to macro changes in their business. Anaplan created the connected planning market 15 years ago. Today, it’s used by more than 2,000 enterprises, and there’s the potential to do so much more. I look forward to working alongside our talented employees and partners to create even greater value together.”
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