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December 13, 2022

Plan A appoints former Meta, Slack, and Google sales executive Neil Delaney as Chief Revenue Officer

Jan-Jaap Verhoeve leads newly launched Plan A Partnerships department

The leading corporate carbon accounting, decarbonisation, and ESG reporting software provider Plan A continues its rapid growth trajectory and announces today the appointment of Neil Delaney as Chief Revenue Officer. In his role, the former Meta, Slack, and Google executive is responsible for:

  • managing Plan A’s regional sales teams and functions to drive business growth across all customer segments,
  • delivering world-class, end-to-end customer experience that brings real impact in helping Plan A’s clients to truly decarbonise their operations and value chains,
  • and maximising reach and efficiency of Plan A’s mission to drive the sustainable transformation of businesses globally by adding scalable, strategic partners.

Seasoned SaaS veteran with 15+ years of experience

Neil started his career at DHL Express, where he held a variety of finance, supply chain consultancy, and then sales leadership positions. Following his MBA, where he was awarded the John Goode Prize for Student of the Year, the Irishman moved to Google where he worked 10 years. He helped build and lead SMB and Mid-Market sales teams at a regional and global level for Google’s burgeoning SaaS cloud products and was promoted to Director level. After his stint at Google, Neil joined Slack through their IPO process leading their EMEA Enterprise sales team. Before joining Plan A, Neil worked in Meta, leading a variety of global sales teams for their High-growth Workplace SaaS product before being appointed to lead Global Sales and Partnerships for Workplace.

Neil Delaney, Chief Revenue Officer at Plan A: “I’ve been privileged to work with, and help scale, world-class SaaS companies whose goals were to help companies communicate more effectively. It’s an even greater privilege to use what I’ve learned over 15 years in SaaS to help companies truly transform how they operate and to help them build a decarbonised and sustainable economy. There’s no greater challenge on the planet right now and I really feel that the people, the product, and the overall purpose in Plan A can make a profound difference. I’m excited about the role I get to play in helping bring this impact to bear.”

Lubomila Jordanova, CEO of Plan A adds: “I am incredibly happy to bring Neil on board the Plan A journey as our Chief Revenue Officer. Given his stellar track record with more than 15 years of experience at top-tier SaaS companies, he will be instrumental in our efforts to further optimise our commercial operations to accelerate our growth and strengthen our position as a world’s leading decarbonisation and ESG optimisation software solutions provider.”

Plan A introduces new Partnerships team

In the wake of Neil's arrival, Jan-Jaap Verhoeve, former CCO of Plan A, will henceforth lead the newly formed Partnerships team as VP Partnerships. In his new role, he and his team will manage strategic partnerships to accelerate the rollout of Plan A's software and services through indirect channels and thus foster the sustainable economic transformation of businesses at a global scale. The recently announced exclusive partnership with Visa (for more information, see press release here) is a first significant result, with more high-calibre partnerships already in the pipeline.

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About Plan A

Plan A is a leading corporate decarbonisation and ESG optimisation software solutions provider. The German company has developed a SaaS platform that combines cutting-edge technology and the latest scientific standards and methodologies (certified by TÜV Rheinland). The end-to-end software solution automates CO2 emissions calculation, carbon reduction planning, and ESG reporting for companies. Plan A counts N26, Flixbus, BMW, JOKR, Société Générale and the European Union among its customers.

Founded in 2017, the company has already received several awards, most recently Generali’s SME EnterPRIZE Award 2021 and the prestigious The Europas Award 2021. Plan A closed a Series A funding round of USD 10 million in November 2021 (HV Capital and Keen Venture Partners, joining Demeter, coparion, and Softbank as investors). Plan A is a B Corp certified business and adheres to strict social and environmental standards. For more information, visit

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