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Vanguard Software Adds IBM Cognitive Solutions Leader to Executive Team

New executive brings specialties in cognitive solutions, analytics, and data science to sales and marketing of globally competitive platform for Integrated Business Planning (IBP) and forecasting.

Cary, N.C. – Sept. 2, 2016 – Vanguard Software, a leader in Integrated Business Planning and forecasting, announced that Neal Goffman has joined the executive management team to head sales and marketing company-wide. The selection was made after an extensive, months-long search for the right executive with the right experience with cognitive solutions.

“We are very pleased with this addition to our executive team” says Rob Suggs, CEO of Vanguard Software. “Neal brings a great mix of domain knowledge and leadership experience to help bring our company to the next level.”

Mr. Goffman’s resume cites more than 20 years of performance management and analytics experience, heading teams for global leaders including IBM and CIBER, as well as for starts-ups including StrikeIron (successful exit to Informatica) and ADOS (successful exit to Canon). Prior to joining Vanguard, Mr. Goffman was responsible for IBM’s Global Business Services practice around Cognitive Solutions, which includes IBM’s Watson technology.

“I am very eager for the challenge ahead and growing our organization,” Goffman said. “We have a fantastic platform and a wonderful team here at Vanguard. You will see wonderful and exciting news and accomplishments in the months ahead.”

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