Dan Warn leaves BravoSolution; how will his departure affect the Ontario implementation?

Posted on July 28, 2017


Hey Jon,

Things are great in Ontario – was just there this week where we discussed broadening the scope of our solution.  Good stuff.  We’re also getting a lot of traction in private sector in Canada as a result of the recent IBM news and SAP precipitous drop in the MQ (well, and our own marketing efforts too of course), so that’s also exciting.



In response to my request for an update on the progress of the Ontario Government implementation, I received the above email from BravoSolution VP Dan Warn on July 16th.

Today, just twelve days later, I heard that he had left Bravo to pursue other opportunities.

In and of itself, change is inevitable. In fact, it is not uncommon for people to change jobs every two to three years.

However, given that Dan was Vice President, Global Alliances & Americas Public Sector at BravoSolution, and was certainly a prominent presence regarding the Ontario Government implementation – a story that I have covered on this blog since 2015, I can’t help but wonder what impact his departure will have going forward.

Let’s face it, over the past couple of years the Ontario implementation, which Dan once said was a key account because it would establish a beachhead relative to Bravo having a credible presence in the North American public sector market, has faced its challenges.

For example, in this past December’s Auditor General’s Report the references that were made regarding the BravoSolution implementation was less than stellar. Even though the initiative seems to have gained meaningful traction and appears that it is now poised to expand, will change at the top be a seamless one?

So why did Dan leave?

I was able to exchange InMails with Dan on LinkedIn this afternoon, and this is what he had to say;

“My true passion has always been as a practitioner. I was being heavily recruited by a few Boston based firms and the chance to be off the road and back leading the procurement function was attractive enough to pull me away.”

He then reiterated what he had written in his earlier July email indicating;

“Bravo has an excellent team, and it feels like momentum all across Canada is really starting to build, so I’m looking forward to hearing about continued success from the team!”

Bravo Clare Sexton

Claire Sexton now runs Canada for Bravo. Ms. Sexton has been with the company since March 2006 starting as an eSourcing Project Manager. Since then she has held various positions with the company while moving between London and Sydney finally landing in Chicago.

I have reached out to her to get a further update regarding the Ontario implementation and will keep you posted.

In the meantime, Dan, you were a true gentleman during our numerous exchanges, and I wish you all the very best in your new position with Wayfair.