Vanguard Software Adds IBM Cognitive Solutions Leader to Executive Team

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News sales exec brings experience in cognitive solutions, advanced analytics, and performance management to sales and marketing of globally competitive Integrated Business Planning (IBP) and forecasting platform.

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Neal Goffman

"Neal brings a great mix of domain knowledge and leadership experience to help bring our IBP and forecasting platform to the next level."

Vanguard Software, a leader in Integrated Business Planning, announced that Neal Goffman has joined the executive management team to head sales and marketing company-wide. The selection was made after an extensive, months-long search for the right executive with the right experience in cognitive solutions, analytics, forecasting and planning, and performance management.

“We are very pleased with this addition to our executive team,” says Rob Suggs, CEO of Vanguard Software. “Neal brings a great mix of domain knowledge and leadership experience to help bring our IBP and forecasting platform to the next level.”

Mr. Goffman’s resume cites more than 20 years of performance management and analytics experience, heading teams for global leaders including IBM and CIBER, as well as for starts-ups including StrikeIron (successful exit to Informatica) and ADOS (successful exit to Canon). Prior to joining Vanguard, Mr. Goffman was responsible for IBM’s Global Business Services practice around Cognitive Solutions, which includes IBM’s Watson technology.

“I am very eager for the challenge ahead in growing our organization," Goffman said. "We have a fantastic platform and technically gifted team here at Vanguard. You will see wonderful and exciting news and accomplishments in the months ahead.”

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