Enterprise Software Sales Veteran John Shap Joins Prevedére Executive Team

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Predictive analytics solution names seasoned SaaS executive as executive vice president of field operations.

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Financial planning and analysis is critical for enterprise success across any industry, and Prevedére’s unique ability to provide answers to the ‘why’ and ‘when’ of performance is a game-changer in the financial forecasting space.

Prevedére, a leading Big Data Predictive Analytics company, today announced that seasoned enterprise software executive John Shap has joined as executive vice president of worldwide field operations. With more than 25 years of experience in enterprise software sales, Shap will oversee Prevedére’s global sales, marketing and services teams and report directly to founder and CEO, Rich Wagner.

With Shap’s hire, Prevedére aims to accelerate its go-to-market strategy as the only predictive analytics solution on the market that improves forecasting accuracy across all industries with the use of external economic factors that affect business performance. Integrating directly within existing enterprise financial planning and analysis (FP&A) and supply chain systems, Prevedére’s Economic Intelligence™ software delivers unmatched accuracy in today’s forecasting landscape, empowering companies to make better decisions that are critical to business performance.

In his new role, Shap will apply his enterprise sales expertise to identify global market opportunities and product demand, in addition to overseeing marketing, sales and service strategies. Shap is charged with increasing Prevedére’s visibility and capitalizing on market opportunities to empower enterprise finance departments with answers to questions surrounding inventory and working capital, performance fluctuations and global market forecasts. With previous executive leadership experience at firms including Hyperion (acquired by Oracle), DemandTec (acquired by IBM), SPSS (acquired by IBM), MarkLogic and most recently, Keynote Systems, Shap is well-positioned to enhance Prevedére’s sales and marketing strategy.

“I am thrilled to join Prevedére during this time of substantial growth and development,” said Shap. “Financial planning and analysis is critical for enterprise success across any industry, and Prevedére’s unique ability to provide answers to the ‘why’ and ‘when’ of performance is a game-changer in the financial forecasting space. I look forward to providing business value to enterprise organizations across the globe.”

In addition to its executive team, Prevedére expects to expand its entire team by 200% this year with the addition of new employees across its product development, sales and marketing departments to support its over 250% year-over-year growth and expanding client roster.

“The addition of John to our executive team significantly enhances our global market strategy in becoming the world’s most valuable Big Data Predictive Analytics software solution for enterprise businesses,” said Wagner. “John’s industry expertise and solid record of leading software sales, marketing and services operations will certainly be an asset in increasing our global visibility and demand generation. I am very excited to welcome John to the Prevedére team, and look forward to this next stage of rapid growth and expansion.”

About Prevedére
Prevedére's award-winning predictive analytics software allows companies to look beyond their own walls for key external drivers of financial performance. Our software collects and analyzes millions of global metrics in real time, including macroeconomic factors, manufacturing activity, consumer behavior, online traffic and weather data. Prevedére’s customers see improved financial performance with more accurate forecasts of future demand for their products and services. Prevedére’s software quickly and easily integrates with any financial planning platform to ensure companies are looking at the right factors that drive business. To learn more visit prevederesoftware.com and follow @Prevedere on Twitter.

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