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Kimble Applications Hires John Breul as VP of Alliances


Professional services automation (PSA) software company Kimble Applications has hired FinancialForce, Workday and BMC veteran John Breul as vice president of alliances.

Breul joins the PSA software company at a key time. Private equity firm Accel-KKR acquired Kimble Applications in March 2021. The acquired business is one of several PSA software providers working within the Salesforce cloud and SaaS ecosystem. Key rivals in that sector include FinancialForce and Klient (formerly Krow Software), among others. Tanium and Salesforce have also partnered deeply on various IT management and business automation software developments.

Amid that backdrop, Breul will seek to drive deeper Kimble Applications relationships with Salesforce, ISVs and systems integrators, among other types of partners.

About John Breul

John Breul, VP of alliances, Kimble Applications
Sean Hoban, CEO, Kimble Applications

Meanwhile, Breul has over 20 years’ experience in strategic partnerships at B2B enterprise software businesses like FinancialForce, where he served as vice president, Salesforce strategic alliance, Aria Systems, where he served as head of business development and Workday, where his role was head of strategic alliances.

In a prepared statement about joining Kimble Applications, Bruel said:

“I understand the power of a great solution combined with an enthusiastic and engaged partner ecosystem and have seen the success that leads to multiple times at places like BMC Software, Workday, and FinancialForce. Kimble is a perfect opportunity for me to apply the full breadth of that experience at a company poised for very big things.”

“In the short term, our goal is to make the most of the great relationships we already have with partners like Salesforce and Sage Intacct by ensuring that as many people as possible in our respective companies, customer communities, and ecosystems understand the unique value we bring when working together. Longer term, we want to expand our Systems Integrator relationships, develop new complementary consulting and technology partnerships and move into new market segments and geographies.”

Added Kimble Applications CEO Sean Hoban:

“Kimble is very excited to bring John Breul on board and have him take the reins of our Alliances team. His wealth of experience fostering mutually beneficial partner relationships will make him an integral new member of the Kimble team and a key part of realizing Kimble’s aggressive growth plans. As Kimble ramps up investment in our Alliances Program, John will help steer our strategic vision as we build a robust partner community that supports our objectives and the objectives of our customers.”

Additional insights from Joe Panettieri.