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PE-backed Planful taps Hansen as CFO

Planful Inc, which is backed by Vector Capital, has named Shane Hansen as chief financial officer.

Planful Inc, which is backed by Vector Capital, has named Shane Hansen as chief financial officer. Prior to joining Planful, Hansen served as divisional CFO for Vivint Smart Home. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Planful is a financial planning and analysis cloud platform provider.


Planful, Inc. (formerly Host Analytics), a leading financial planning and analysis (FP&A) cloud platform provider, today announced that Shane Hansen has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

With 15+ years of finance and technology experience, Hansen has seen firsthand why legacy approaches to planning, forecasting, reporting, and analytics are difficult to optimize and scale in a world rapidly moving to cloud technologies. Hansen will focus on long-term growth for the company to meet the needs of the underserved mid-to-enterprise-sized companies looking to modernize their back-office technologies.

“We’re excited to welcome a brilliant, experienced executive like Shane to the Planful team,” said Grant Halloran, Chief Executive Officer, Planful. “Shane is an excellent fit from a team culture perspective. His approach embodies the savvy financial planning professionals we serve, and he thoroughly understands the software market’s growth levers and how companies can capitalize on opportunities and achieve success.”

Prior to joining Planful, Hansen served as Divisional CFO for Vivint Smart Home, where he had previously served as Vice President (VP) of Finance, Strategy, Innovation & Business Development. Before that role, Hansen held several key financial analytics, go-to-market, and value creation leadership positions with security software leader Symantec, steadily rising through the ranks to become the VP of Finance, Enterprise Security.

Earlier in his career, Hansen served as a financial analyst, law clerk, and consultant/developer for various organizations after completing a Fulbright fellowship. Hansen’s impressive academic credentials include an MBA from the Wharton School, a JD from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in Russian and international development from Brigham Young University.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the team at Planful because of the strong growth trajectory of the FP&A cloud software market, the power of Planful’s world-class product offering, and experienced industry leadership,” Hansen said. “As we help customers weather uncertain business conditions with a Continuous Planning approach, we’re also positioning Planful for phenomenal success within the cloud FP&A solutions market with our unique platform.”

About Planful
Planful is a leading financial planning and analysis (FP&A) cloud platform. Planful delivers a vision of Continuous Planning by accelerating the end-to-end FP&A process and fostering business-wide participation in agile planning and decision-making. More than 800 customers including Bose, Boston Red Sox, Del Monte, TGI Friday’s, and 23andMe rely on Planful for financial planning and budgeting, dynamic operational planning, financial consolidations, reporting, and visual analytics. Planful is a private company backed by Vector Capital, a leading global private equity firm specializing in transformational investments in established technology businesses. Learn more at