SAN FRANCISCO – JANUARY 6, 2013 – Alight Planning, a fast-growing and innovative provider of industry-specific software applications, today announced that Michele McGovern has joined as CEO. McGovern is a 25-year veteran of the financial services industry and has held multiple CEO roles.
“I’m pleased to join Alight Planning and am extremely impressed by their industry-leading product and large roster of important customers,” said Michele McGovern, CEO, Alight Planning. “Alight has proven, time and again, its ability to deliver differentiated, industry-specific solutions that transform how companies plan, budget and forecast. This experience will serve as a springboard for tremendous growth. I look forward to working with the Alight team to chart a course that positions Alight to deliver industry-specific solutions to a variety of complex vertical industries.”
“Alight is poised to experience significant growth and Michele is the perfect person to lead that transformation,” said Steve Berger, chairman of the Alight board of directors. “Her successful track record as CEO of multiple high-growth software companies is exactly what Alight needs. The board of directors and I could not be more pleased.”
McGovern has held multiple chief executive roles, including CEO of Iris Financial Solutions, a leading provider of sell-side trading technology. She was also CEO of Argenesis, a subsidiary of publically traded TenFold Corporation. In addition, she has led technology-focused consulting businesses that provided services to leading financial institutions including Barclays Global Investors, Franklin Templeton, and others. McGovern is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston and is a CPA (inactive).
About Alight Planning
Alight Planning is a fast-growing provider of industry-specific applications that help firms transform how they view financial planning and budgeting and make it a constant and relevant part of their businesses. Alight Planning has over 300 customers, across some of the most dynamic and complex industries, including financial services, telecommunications, health care, mining and food and beverage. Alight Planning is committed to helping customers achieve and sustain top financial performance.