Earlier in the year I met with Ken Wolf and he shared with me the phenomenal success Revelwood has had in the US over the years. We talked through bringing that success to Europe. It really didn’t take long for both Ken and me to get excited about combining my experience with Revelwood’s track record of success in solutions for the Office of Finance. We spent the next few months diving into the details of how we could make this happen……. Jump forward and I’ve joined Revelwood as Managing Director and we’ve launched the European business.
You may ask what excited me about this opportunity.
After doing a lot of intel gathering on Revelwood, Workday Adaptive Planning and the market, it was a pretty easy decision to make. The size of the opportunity and the positive impact that Revelwood can have on the European market is significant. I was also impressed with the appetite Workday Adaptive Planning has to grow and invest in Europe. One other key factor…… The product is really good.
You talk about the size of the opportunity; can you give us an indication of what you see this being?
Well, I don’t want to give away our secret sauce today, however, what I can say is the range and number of companies that can benefit from a really good FP&A tool is enormous. It’s the full business spectrum from a fast-growing SME all the way up to top FTSE100 companies. Even a well-funded startup with an aggressive growth trajectory would hugely benefit from Workday Adaptive Planning.
So going back to why Revelwood?
Don’t get me wrong, all of the above is hugely important for any business to survive, grow and expand. However, the other key element is people and culture. It’s so important for successful businesses to have great people, enjoying what they do. I met with the senior management team before I joined and it was very clear that they all had a high level of energy and enthusiasm about Revelwood, the journey they have been on to date, and – importantly – the journey that sits ahead of us in the U.S., Europe & Latin America. Not surprisingly over my first few weeks of being at Revelwood, I saw this was the same energy and enthusiasm from the whole team. It’s quite special. There is a big focus on culture and enjoyment, which not only drives good internal behaviors but also exceptional client engagement. This is so important when we’re helping our clients unlock significant business value. I’m looking forward to building the Revelwood team in Europe and bringing that same special energy and enthusiasm to our European clients.