Press Release

Board International Expands ANZ Sales and Business Team to foster local growth

Wednesday, 03 March 2021 - Sydney, Australia

The software vendor announces the appointment of four new team members who collectively bring over 90 years of experience

Sydney, 4 March 2021 - Board International, the #1 Decision-Making Platform provider, today announced the appointment of four new senior recruits within its business development team in Australia and New Zealand. The new additions will leverage more than 90 years of combined experience in the enterprise performance management and business intelligence space to support customer success.

David Hatt has joined Board as Regional Sales Manager based in Sydney where he will be responsible for accelerating sales of the company’s decision-making platform among public and private sector organisations to support their digital finance transformations.  David will be responsible for building business across his chosen industry sectors.

Hatt joins Board with more than 30 years’ experience in Finance and IT, twenty of those with IBM where he worked in regional solutions management and enterprise account management roles.  His most recent position just prior to Board was as Strategic Account Manager where he was responsible for sales of IBM’s financial performance management and analytics platforms to key customers.  Hatt previously worked for Westpac, GIO Australia, Adaytum and Cognos in a variety of finance and sales roles.

Nigel Ephraums returns to Board after a three-year hiatus as a Senior Solutions Architect in Sydney where he is responsible for developing trusted advisor relationships with technical expertise to help customers with their digital transformation journey.  He has 20 years’ experience designing and implementing planning and analysis solutions for organisations and previously held consultant positions at Mecklemore, EY, Taysols, IBM and BearingPoint.  Most recently, Ephraums was a Sales Consultant at GK Horizons where he assisted organisations in achieving value from their Workday deployments.

Mark Hunt joins Board in Melbourne as Regional Sales Manager with responsibility for propelling sales of Board’s’ decision-making platform in Victoria across his chosen industry sectors.  Hunt has more than three decades of IT industry experience working for vendors including CA, Fujitsu, Oracle, Iptor Supply Chain Systems and Siemens.  He joins Board from DSI where he was a Senior Account Executive with responsibility for driving value through Supply Chain visibility and Insights with existing Customers and New Business Prospects across A/NZ.

David Merchant has joined Board as Business Development Manager in Sydney where he will be responsible for expanding market opportunities for Board’s range of solutions.  Merchant has three decades’ experience in business development and marketing within organisations including Cognos, IBM, Tridant, SAS and SGI.  Most recently, Merchant was ANZ Partner and Channel Sales Director at Denodo.

Nic Dennis, Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand, said, “These four industry veterans are dynamic executives who will support our ongoing expansion and provide customers with the gold standard in achieving deployment success within their budgeting, planning, and forecasting initiatives.”

“We’re looking forward to adding their experience and considerable market knowledge to our business in the region and working closely with customers and partners to achieve mutually successful business outcomes as the world adapts to   the post-COVID economic period ahead.”


About Board

Board is the #1 Decision-Making Platform. Founded in 1994, Board enables people to have a transformative impact on their business, helping them to intuitively explore and leverage their data in a flexible, all-in-one Decision-Making Platform. By unifying Business Intelligence, planning, and predictive analytics, the Board platform allows companies to produce a single, accurate, and complete view of business information, gain actionable insights, and achieve full control of performance across the entire organization. Thanks to Board, more than 3,000 organizations worldwide, including Coca-Cola, Ricoh, KPMG, Puma, Siemens, and ZF Group, have deployed end-to-end decision-making applications at a fraction of the time and cost associated with traditional solutions.