FinancialForce Appoints Tony Kender as Chief Revenue Officer

Experienced technology executive to accelerate momentum as market leader brings the latest innovations to finance and services teams

SAN FRANCISCO, February 10, 2020Certinia, the #1 Enterprise Professional Services Automation (PSA) and only customer-centric ERP cloud solution native to the Salesforce platform, today announced it has appointed Tony Kender as Chief Revenue Officer. As a recognized leader in creating and directing high-performance sales organizations that maximize customer value, Kender will be responsible for developing and managing strategies to accelerate and scale global revenue.

Kender is a proven leader in creating and driving high performance go-to-market organizations. With more than three decades of experience in applications software and information services, he has led sales, global marketing and channels teams across all industries and selling motions. Kender joins Certinia from Oracle’s Human Capital Management (HCM) organization, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President for HCM Global Strategic Customers, and previously as SVP & General Manager, North America HCM Sales. In these roles, Kender led the HCM Enterprise go-to-market sales strategy and execution, transforming the organization from on-premises offerings to the cloud business with a SaaS value proposition.

“Tony brings an amazing combination of skills and experiences to Certinia and we are pleased to welcome him to our executive team,” said Tod Nielsen, President and CEO of Certinia. “Tony’s expertise in building world-class teams, leading organizations through business transformation and creating customer success will be invaluable in meeting the growing demand from finance and services teams who want to drive productivity and make smart decisions.”

“I am thrilled to join Certinia at this exciting time in its history,” said Kender. “As the market leader, Certinia has a proven track record of accelerating business value with the industry-leading PSA and ERP solutions on the Salesforce platform. I’ve seen firsthand the enormous opportunity of cloud-based software solutions for companies across all industries and believe Certinia is well positioned globally to help customers automate their operations and grow more rapidly.”

Prior to his tenure at Oracle, Kender served as President, Global Field Operations at CorpU, and EVP of Global Sales at Intralinks. His earlier career also included sales leadership roles at SAP and ADP. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from The Pennsylvania State University.

Kender’s appointment comes at a time of significant momentum for Certinia. In January, the company introduced its Winter 2020 Release that takes full advantage of the latest Salesforce technologies while bringing significant new functionality for both finance and services professionals, including revenue trend predictions, industry-specific analytics, and UX innovations. In the last year, the company experienced significant increase in subscription revenue by over fifty percent.

Certinia has received strong industry validation and awards over the past year. Certinia was recognized as the #1 Enterprise PSA provider by G2, a leader in SaaS and cloud-enabled PSA ERP applications by IDC Research, the most adopted PSA solution by SPI Research, and the “Top ISV Partner of the Year” at the Salesforce UK Alliances & Channels Awards. Most recently, Certinia was awarded Top Technology & Software Employer by DiversityJobs and a Top 20 Company to Work for in 2020 by Mirror Review.  

About Certinia

Certinia delivers the #1 professional services automation (PSA) and the only customer-centric ERP. We accelerate business value with comprehensive best practices and the most intelligent analytics — all on the leading business cloud platform from Salesforce. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, Certinia is backed by Advent International, Salesforce Ventures, and Technology Crossover Ventures. For more information, visit

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