Robin Washington helped turn the midsize Peoplesoft into a large company. She plans on doing the same with Hyperion Solutions
By Robert Rosenberg|February 01, 2007 at 07:00 PM
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When Robin Washington was named the CFO of Hyperion Solutions Corp. a year ago, it all felt very familiar. Having served as senior vice president and controller at PeopleSoft Inc. for nine years, before the enterprise application software maker was acquired by Oracle Corp. in 2005, she knew all too well that moment when a company is on the verge of exponential growth. “I view Hyperion at a place where PeopleSoft was [when I started],” Washington says, “at that very critical inflection point of being a $750 million to $900 million company trying to become a $1 billion to $2 billion company.” So her mission was clear: She needed to take business performance management (BPM) software maker Hyperion to that next level. But Washington knew it wouldn’t be easy.
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