Enterprise Performance Management Veteran to Drive Continued Growth and Channel Expansion
Host Analytics, the leader in cloud-based enterprise performance management (EPM), today announced the appointment of Chris LaBruna as chief revenue officer (CRO). Chris brings more than 20 years of experience driving sales and revenue growth at enterprise software industry leaders including, Business Objects, Hyperion Solutions, IBM, and Oracle.
LaBruna’s appointment builds on Host Analytics market momentum including significant milestones in revenue, bookings and strategic partnerships, the recent recognition of FP&A tool of the year by Innovation Enterprise Group, and the high rankings in Gartner’s Strategic and Financial Corporate Performance Management Reports.
“Chris knows EPM and drives results like nobody else in the business,” said Dave Kellogg, CEO, Host Analytics. “Having seen what he can do at both Business Objects and Hyperion, I am thrilled to have him join our executive team. He will be a great asset in building Host Analytics into the undisputed leader in cloud enterprise performance management.”
LaBruna joins Host Analytics from Saama Technologies, where he was chief revenue officer. Prior to that role, Chris was a vice president at Oracle, having joined the company after its acquisition of Hyperion Solutions. LaBruna headed sales for various aspects of Oracle’s Hyperion EPM and Business Intelligence (BI) products for 11 years. During his tenure in this role he led several geographies in the US as well as leading the Latin America business, while consistently driving market leading growth rates. As vice president of sales at Business Objects, his sales organization produced an average of 70 percent annual revenue growth.
“Having been in the industry for more than two decades, it’s clear that Host Analytics is uniquely positioned for success in the EPM market,” said LaBruna. “I’m inspired by the power of the platform, the company’s leadership and its growing and satisfied customer base. I’m thrilled to be joining the Host Analytics executive team.”