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Hyperion Appoints Russell Evans As Managing Director Australia & New Zealand

  • 01 April, 2004 12:58

<p>New wins with CBA, Computershare, Vodafone and a large Queensland Government department</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia, April 1, 2004 – Hyperion (Nasdaq: HYSL), the global leader in Business Performance Management software, has appointed Russell Evans as Managing Director of the Australia and New Zealand operations. The appointment follows several significant new client wins, including the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Computershare, Vodafone and a large Queensland Government department.</p>
<p>Evans joined Hyperion two years ago as the Director of Sales &amp; Marketing for Australia and New Zealand. In his new role as Managing Director, Evans will focus on continuing to maintain Hyperion’s leadership in the Business Performance Management (BPM) market by leveraging the industry’s broadest offering of query, reporting and analysis tools for use across all parts of the business. The local operations doubled in size to 45 employees following the acquisition of Brio Software in 2003.</p>
<p>“In Australia and New Zealand we will continue to work very closely with our strategic partners, such as BearingPoint, Cap Gemini and IBM, to offer business performance management solutions that break down business unit silos of information by bringing together all functions across an organisation to provide greater insight and benefit across the business,” said Russell Evans, Managing Director Australia and New Zealand.</p>
<p>Evans observed that new statutory reporting requirements provided a much needed wake-up call for organisations to gain a more thorough understanding of their business.</p>
<p>“For too long most organisations have been blind to what is really going on in their business. It really is a breakthrough when they become consciously aware of what they don’t know. Smart companies are now demanding better insight into their business – the kind of insight that will drive performance. That’s exactly where Hyperion can help,” Evans explained.</p>
<p>Evans replaces tech industry entrepreneur Grant Greentree who, having completed his charter to build Hyperion’s business in the trans-Tasman market and successfully integrate the local Hyperion and Brio organisations, has left the company to pursue new interests.</p>
<p>Prior to joining Hyperion Evans was General Manager, Sales &amp; Marketing for Australian Internet business-to-business company Peakhour. He also spent six years at IBM in a range of roles including channel and sales management as well as the Asia Pacific Marketing Manager for IBM’s Personal Systems Group. Evans previously held positions with Vodafone and Xerox.</p>
<p>About Hyperion
Hyperion is the global leader in Business Performance Management software. More than 9,000 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 2,600 people in 20 countries. Distributors represent Hyperion in an additional 25 countries. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Hyperion – together with recently acquired Brio Software Inc. – generated combined annual revenues of $612 million for the 12 months ending June 30, 2003. Hyperion is traded under the Nasdaq symbol HYSL. For more information, please visit www.hyperion.com.au .</p>
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