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Hyperion Appoints Thomas Palmer as Director of Sales, Australia & New Zealand

  • 12 September, 2005 14:19

<p>Hyperion (Nasdaq: HYSL), the global leader in Business Performance Management software, has appointed Thomas Palmer as Director of Sales for the company’s Australia and New Zealand operations. The appointment follows Palmer’s outstanding achievements in sales for the company in the U.S. – he has achieved more than 125 percent of quota every year, and ranked as one of the top five salespeople worldwide in software and maintenance revenue every year for the past four years.</p>
<p>Palmer first joined Hyperion Solutions in 1999 as Strategic Account Manager in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A., where he was responsible for selling software, services and training, and overall account management for five key accounts including Bank of America, Wachovia, Duke Energy, ING and SunTrust. It was in this position that he consistently achieved more than 125 percent of quota every year and achieved his global top five ranking in software and maintenance revenue.</p>
<p>Prior to joining Hyperion, Palmer held senior business development, sales and marketing positions at Cap Gemini Insurance. At that company too he consistently over-achieved quota in both revenue and sales, and aggressively grew customer accounts.</p>
<p>His experience also includes stints as Director of Sales &amp; Marketing at Business Intelligence and e-business consulting firm Blackstone and Cullen Inc., Account Manager at National Education Training Group, and business systems consultant with the Atlanta office of Arthur Andersen S.C.</p>
<p>Thomas Palmer holds a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.</p>
<p>About Hyperion</p>
<p>Hyperion Solutions Corporation is the global leader in Business Performance Management software. More than 10,000 customers – including 91 of the Fortune 100 – rely on Hyperion software to translate strategies into plans, monitor execution and provide insight to improve financial and operational performance. Hyperion combines the most complete set of interoperable applications with the leading Business Intelligence platform to support and create Business Performance Management solutions. A network of more than 600 partners provides the company’s innovative and specialized solutions and services.</p>
<p>Named one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For 2004, Hyperion employs approximately 2,500 people in 20 countries. Distributors represent Hyperion in an additional 25 countries. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Hyperion generated annual revenues of $622 million for the 12 months that ended June 30, 2004. Hyperion is traded under the Nasdaq symbol HYSL. For more information, please visit www.hyperion.com or www.hyperion.com/contactus.</p>
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Kinetics
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