Published July 9, 2019

Host Analytics Appoints Grant Halloran as Chief Executive Officer

Enterprise Software Executive Brings Two Decades of Global Experience at High-Growth Companies


Redwood City, CA – Jul 9, 2019 – Host Analytics, the leading provider of connected financial planning and close solutions, today announced that Grant Halloran, who brings more than 20 years of enterprise software industry experience, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer to lead the company through its next phase of growth, effective immediately. Ron Baden, who has served as interim CEO, will resume his role as Chief Revenue Officer of Host Analytics.

“We are thrilled to have an executive of Grant’s caliber lead Host Analytics during this exciting period in the company’s history,” said David Fishman, Chairman of Host Analytics’ Board of Directors and Managing Director at Vector Capital. “We see a tremendous opportunity ahead and we are confident that Grant’s deep experience in the enterprise software space, coupled with his extensive leadership background, will be a catalyst for continued growth and expansion. We believe Grant is the perfect choice to guide Host Analytics as we continue to execute on our mission to become the global leader in financial planning and close solutions. Additionally, we are grateful for Ron’s diligence and commitment as Interim CEO and look forward to his continued valuable contributions to Host Analytics going forward.”

Most recently, Halloran was the Chief Commercial Officer at OmniSci, a San Francisco-based provider of analytics solutions. Previously, he served as Chief Marketing Officer at Anaplan, a global SaaS company, from 2015 to 2017. Additional leadership roles include serving as Global VP and General Manager at Infor, as well as founder and CEO at Orbis.

“It is an honor to serve as the CEO of Host Analytics, a company poised for rapid growth, with award-winning products, an incredible customer base, and a deeply talented workforce,” said Halloran. “Under Vector Capital’s ownership, Host Analytics has focused on accelerating growth in the USA and internationally. We see a significant market opportunity with finance leaders, in thousands of organizations, seeking ways to be more agile and to be strategic partners to the business. They are looking for powerful, easy to use software because they want to continuously optimize financial performance. Host Analytics has the perfect set of capabilities to help finance leaders quickly achieve their goals and I am very excited to lead this great team on the next phase of our journey,” added Halloran.


This press release includes references to “Host Analytics” which is now known as Planful.


About Planful

Planful is the pioneer of end-to-end financial close, consolidation, and financial planning & analysis (FP&A) cloud software. The Planful platform is used by the Office of the CFO around the globe to streamline business-wide planning, budgeting, consolidations, reporting, and visual analytics. More than 1000 customers, including Boston Red Sox, Del Monte, TGI Friday’s, and 23andMe, rely on Planful to accelerate cycle times, increase productivity, and improve accuracy across the end-to-end FP&A process. Planful is a private company backed by Vector Capital, a leading global private equity firm. Learn more at


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