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Your CFO and CEO’s New Best Friend

John Herr has over 15 years of senior executive experience in the SaaS, Internet, and financial services sectors. He has a strong track record of scaling internet businesses such as eBay, into large global enterprises. Combining business development, product management, global expansion, operational efficiency and new Cloud technology, John is helping Adaptive Planning to become the new best friend of CFO and CEO’s everywhere. Walking the talk, as CEO himself, John is growing his firm, Adaptive Planning, more than 100% annually by helping his clients become more efficient and profitable.


About the Guest: John Herr, CEO of Adaptive Planning

John Herr has over 15 years of senior executive experience in the SaaS, Internet, and financial services sectors. He has a strong track record of scaling internet businesses into large enterprises, with areas of expertise that include sales and marketing, business development, product management, team building, global expansion, operational efficiency, and mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to Adaptive Planning, John was an Executive in Residence (EIR) at Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), where he nurtured early-stage companies, helped to coach and guide growth-stage companies, and developed new investment opportunities. Before NVP, John was the President and CEO of EZ Shield, a technology-enabled services company serving consumers and small businesses. From 2001 – 2007, John served as Vice President & General Manager at eBay, working across the eBay, PayPal, and international businesses. During this time, revenue grew 15 times, from $400 million to $6 billion, and employees increased from a few hundred to 15,000. Prior to eBay, John was Chief Revenue Officer at Buy.com, a leading e-commerce company, where he was responsible for scaling revenues from $35 million to $860 million. Earlier in his career, he held senior roles at Ziff Davis Media, Johnson & Johnson, and Bain & Company.

John earned an Economics BA from Harvard University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.




Upcoming Guests 

Nikhil Arora
December 4th, 2013 Co-founder of Back to the Roots

Darrell Claridge
December 11th, 2013 Certified Financial Planner

 
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