Explore Solution Hub - our brand new library of pre-built solutions and interactive tours

Learn More →
Published 12 May 2020

Steve Welsh Joins Planful to Lead the Solutions Consulting Team

Newly Appointed Vice President Brings Strong FP&A Background, Extensive Experience Driving Growth


Planful Inc. (formerly Host Analytics),  a leading financial planning and analysis (FP&A) cloud platform provider, announced today that Steve Welsh has joined the company as Vice President (VP) of Solutions Consulting. An industry veteran in the cloud FP&A space, Welsh has more than 15 years of experience driving results in solutions consulting and a strong track record of building high-performance teams.

“Steve has devoted his career to solving problems and creating value in the FP&A sector, and we’re thrilled to welcome him to Planful,” said Planful Chief Executive Officer Grant Halloran. “Steve’s background as a career FP&A professional gives him a balanced perspective and his success in building teams for fast-growing companies makes Steve a great fit in helping Planful achieve our growth goals.”

Before joining Planful, Welsh served in leadership roles at Vena Solutions, most recently as VP of Solutions Consulting. Prior to that, he spent time at IBM, having joined after playing a major role in driving growth at an IBM-acquired company, Clarity Systems. He began his career as a finance professional at the National Australia Bank in Melbourne, coming on board as Senior Financial Analyst.

“The quality of the people attracted me to the opportunity at Planful, along with the clarity of the company vision,” Welsh commented. “I’ve always had a strong drive to make customers’ lives better while adding value to the organization, so I’m thrilled to be working with the Planful team to help finance professionals deliver long-term business value with a Continuous Planning approach.”

Planful’s cloud-based Continuous Planning platform accelerates FP&A processes by seamlessly unifying financial planning, financial close and consolidation, reporting, and visual analytics to help Finance leaders drive faster, and more collaborative, planning and decision-making cycles in all areas of the business.

About Planful

Planful is the pioneer of financial performance management cloud software. The Planful platform is used around the globe to streamline business-wide planning, budgeting, consolidations, reporting, and analytics. Planful empowers finance, accounting, and business users to plan confidently, close faster, and report accurately. More than 1,300 customers, including 23andMe, Bose, Boston Red Sox, Five Guys and Zappos, rely on Planful to accelerate cycle times, increase productivity, and improve accuracy. Planful is a private company backed by Vector Capital, a leading global private equity firm. Learn more at

Additional Resources

Hear from Planful customers
Explore FP&A use cases
Discover Continuous Planning
Join the conversation on social media: LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.

Inquires and Media Kit

Brand Guidelines

Key resources and fundamentals to get started with the Planful brand.

Visit Page

Contact our PR team

For press inquiries, email us at

Email us

About Planful

Learn more about Planful and meet our Leadership Team

Visit Page

Get Started with Planful

  • LinkedIn
    How much time will you save?
  • LinkedIn
    How will your finance team evolve?
  • LinkedIn
    Where will technology support you?