David Tharp Joins Anavate


SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Tuesday, July 13th 2021

Anavate Partners, a hypergrowth boutique consulting services provider out of Scottsdale, Arizona with specialization in the Anaplan software (NYSE: PLAN), welcomes David Tharp to the growing team as the Founding Board Member. Tharp will oversee and guide multiple phases of scaling, maturation and expansion at Anavate Partners, including providing tenured expertise and counsel in all matters related to revenue generation, go-to-market strategy, consulting delivery standards, human capital acquisition, new market investments, organizational structure, customer success and governance.

David Tharp
David Tharp

In Tharp’s most recent role at Anaplan as VP of Worldwide Partner Organization, he effectively created an entire economy and ecosystem to support the ever-expanding Anaplan licensing and services marketplace across multiple continents. An MBA graduate out of Notre Dame, Tharp led this ecosystem during the high-pressure period before, during and after Anaplan’s successful IPO. He fostered collaboration among hundreds of consulting partners in every major market globally, including with the largest consultancies in the world. He did so while ensuring commitment among firms like Anavate Partners to the world class quality implementation services that keep Anaplan customers coming back to double down on their investments in Connected Planning and Enterprise Performance Management. Before taking the helm of the Anaplan Worldwide Partner Organization, David was a rising star on the other side of the table, learning what it takes to scale as a services firm during his time as the North American Sales Leader at OpenSymmetry, an ICM/SPM consultancy and early implementation partner of Anaplan. Before that, he spent over a decade as a sales leader and a technical consultant across a number of firms and corporate roles.

“David, having already served as a mentor and counsel to the founding team at Anavate Partners over the last couple of years, will hit the ground running and provide immeasurable value and leadership,” said Dave McLurg, a founding partner and tenured consulting entrepreneur at Anavate Partners. “Our new access to David’s level of expertise in the Anaplan ecosystem and in cloud consulting services is unprecedented among boutique firms, and we will fully leverage him as we continue to deliver excellent results to our clients while scaling our customer base, service offerings and human capital. David also brings fresh ideas and a plan of action in fostering the success of our subsidiary training and enablement group, Skill Factory.”

Tharp remarked: “I am thrilled to join the Anavate Partners team to serve as an advisor and founding board member. This is an exceptional group of talented leaders who have the potential to create unbounded success for their customers and employees, and they do it with the character required of modern entrepreneurs. This will be a team to keep your eye on as they take their proven success in the Anaplan ecosystem into a broader arena.”

Tharp will also assist in nominating members to the newly established board of directors.

About Anavate Partners

Anavate Partners is a technology implementation partner focused primarily on the best-of-breed platform for Connected Planning and Enterprise Performance Management, Anaplan. With demonstrated expertise in digital and cloud transformation for clients across industries including Health Care, Technology, Professional Sports, CPG, State & Local Government, Retail, E-Commerce, SaaS and others, Anavate is growing rapidly and has been doing so since its inception in 2018. Anavate leads clients in building processes and technology to allow their business and its people to produce consistently elite plans, forecasts, decisions, data integrations, process refinements and results in Finance, Supply Chain, Human Resources, Sales, Operations and IT departments. Anavate Partners is headquartered in Scottsdale, with active projects and clients around the globe. During the COVID-19 outbreak, Anavate Partners created an industry-leading solution on the Anaplan platform to serve a large US State and large healthcare providers in managing all aspects of COVID-19 testing, vaccination, inventory, PPE distribution, people resources, call center planning and more.

Anavate Partners also owns and operates Skill Factory, a training and enablement practice designed to scale software implementation consulting talent across multiple platforms to meet the ever-expanding demand for software consulting services talent. Skill Factory serves large corporations, consulting practices, universities and other organizations with appetites for scaling a modern and global technology-based workforce.