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Leadership team.

Dave Duffield Co-Founder and Chairman

Dave Duffield is Workday's co-founder and chairman of the board. Dave drives the company's strong commitment to its core values, which include employees, customer service, innovation, integrity, and fun.

Dave is an accomplished executive and visionary in the business management, public sector and higher education software industries. Prior to Workday, Dave founded PeopleSoft in 1987 and served as the company's CEO and board chairman. PeopleSoft grew to be the world's second-largest ERP application software company before being acquired in 2005. Other companies Dave launched include Integral Systems, Business Software and Information Associates.

Dave received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and an MBA from Cornell University, and he and his family are the benefactors behind Duffield Hall, a nanoscale science and engineering facility at Cornell. They also support a companion animal welfare foundation, Maddie's Fund, which devotes its resources to helping create a no-kill nation.

Aneel Bhusri Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Aneel Bhusri is co-founder and chief executive officer at Workday. He is also a member of the company's board of directors, and served as chairman of the board from 2012 until May 2014. Aneel has been a leader, product visionary, and innovator in the enterprise software industry for more than 20 years.

In addition to his role at Workday, Aneel serves on the boards of Intel, Cloudera, Okta, and Pure Storage. He is also an advisory partner at Greylock, a leading venture capital firm that he has been associated with since 1999. Before co-founding Workday in 2005, Aneel held a number of leadership positions at PeopleSoft, including senior vice president responsible for product strategy, business development and marketing, and vice chairman of the board.

Aneel received an MBA from Stanford University and holds bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and economics from Brown University. He is a Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute.

Mike Stankey Vice Chairman

Mike Stankey is vice chairman at Workday and focuses on the company’s market expansion, key customer relationships, external communications, and leadership development. He is also a member of the company’s board of directors. Previously, from 2009 to 2015, Mike served as president and chief operating officer.

Prior to joining Workday in 2009, Mike was a partner at Greylock Partners, where he focused on the next generation of enterprise technologies. Before Greylock, Mike served for five years as chairman and CEO at PolyServe, a storage virtualization software company that was sold to Hewlett-Packard under Mike’s leadership in 2007. Mike began a nine-year career at PeopleSoft starting in 1993, where he held various general management and sales management roles, including senior vice president of North American sales. Mike has served on the board of directors of Code42 since 2014.

Mike is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Mark Peek Co-President

Mark Peek is co-president and chief financial officer at Workday and oversees most aspects of the company’s business operations.

Prior to joining Workday in June 2012, Mark served as co-president and chief financial officer at VMware, a global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure. During his five years at VMware, Mark led the company’s IPO and helped to build the finance and business operations infrastructure as the company scaled to become a large enterprise software provider.

From 2000 to 2007, Mark was senior vice president and chief accounting officer at Amazon.com. Mark also spent 10 years as a partner at Deloitte, where he focused on technology companies and multinational project and engagement management. Mark has served on the board of directors for Trimble Navigation since 2010.

Mark graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in accounting and business administration from Minnesota State University.

Phil Wilmington Co-President

Phil Wilmington is co-president at Workday, and is responsible for leading the company’s global sales and field operations as well as customer operations, including data center operations, professional services, and customer support.

Phil has more than 20 years’ experience in the enterprise software industry, most of which has been in executive management and leading customer-focused field operations. Prior to joining Workday, Phil served as president and chief operating officer at Tidemark Systems. Before Tidemark, he was president and CEO at OutlookSoft. Phil also previously served as co-president at PeopleSoft and held senior leadership positions at TriNet and Tesseract.

Phil is a graduate of Bradley University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and business administration, and is currently a member of the university’s board of trustees.

Ashley Goldsmith Chief Human Resources Officer

Ashley Goldsmith is chief human resources officer (CHRO) at Workday and has global responsibility for all human resources functions, internal communications, and the Workday Foundation.

Prior to joining Workday, Ashley served as CHRO and executive vice president at Polycom. Preceding Polycom, she was senior vice president of human resources, corporate communications, and environmental health and safety for the Tissue Diagnostics Division at F. Hoffmann-La Roche. Ashley has also previously served as CHRO at Ventana Medical Systems and divisional Vice President of Human Resources of The Home Depot from 2005 to 2007.

Ashley holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a master’s degree in human resource development from Georgia State University, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Vanderbilt University.

Stan Swete Chief Technology Officer

Stan Swete is chief technology officer at Workday and is responsible for Workday's overall technology strategy, direction, and execution.

Stan was one of Workday’s first employees, joining the company in 2005. Prior to Workday, Stan spent 10 years at PeopleSoft in a number of key leadership roles, including head of the products and technology organization that included more than 4,000 employees. He was also manager of tools development, general manager of financial applications, general manager of customer relationship management systems and was responsible for the initial release of PeopleSoft's Internet architecture. Prior to PeopleSoft, Stan spent 10 years with ASK Computer Systems, including management of ASK's VAX product line.

Stan holds a bachelor of science degree and a master of science degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University.

Jim Bozzini Executive Vice President of Customer Operations

Jim Bozzini is executive vice president of customer operations at Workday and oversees global customer operations including professional services and education.

Prior to joining Workday in 2007, Jim was chief operating officer at Evolve Software where he was responsible for sales, marketing, product development and services. Before Evolve, Jim held various management and senior management positions at PeopleSoft, a company he joined as an early employee. During his eight years at PeopleSoft, Jim launched the company’s European operations, created the professional services organization and was ultimately responsible for approximately one third of the company’s total revenue. Jim began his career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University, Chico.

Petros Dermetzis Executive Vice President of Development

Petros Dermetzis is executive vice president of development at Workday, responsible for the development of all Workday applications and technologies.

Petros was one of Workday’s first employees, joining the company in 2005. Prior to Workday, Petros was a general manager and group vice president at PeopleSoft, where he was responsible for application development tools and technologies. Petros was at PeopleSoft for nine years, having joined the company after he founded and served as CEO at InfoSoft, an exclusive PeopleSoft distributor in southern Europe. Early in his career, Petros worked in the consulting and international field operations groups at Dun & Bradstreet Software, where he had global responsibility for presales, training, implementation and customer support.

Petros holds a master of science degree in information management from Lancaster University and a bachelor of science degree in marketing engineering from Huddersfield University.

Mike Frandsen Executive Vice President of Products, Support & Delivery

Mike Frandsen is executive vice president of products, support, and delivery at Workday and oversees product management, quality assurance, and product delivery.

Prior to joining Workday in 2010, Mike was CEO at Potenco, a green energy startup. Before Potenco, Mike was CEO at TradePoint Solutions, a provider of SaaS-based retail promotion management applications. Mike led TradePoint from delivery of a successful product prototype to the sale of the company to DemandTec in 2006. Preceding TradePoint, Mike was at PeopleSoft for seven years in various leadership roles, including vice president and general manager of supply chain management. Mike began his career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) specializing in software strategy, product planning, development and customer support.

Mike holds a bachelor of science degree in business from the University of Colorado. He is also certified in planning and inventory management and resource management by the American Production and Inventory Control Society.

Jim Shaughnessy Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Jim Shaughnessy is senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary at Workday, responsible for all legal affairs at the company.

Jim has more than 20 years’ experience as a strategic legal executive for leading technology companies. Before joining Workday in 2011, Jim served for four years as senior vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel at Orbitz Worldwide. Jim managed Orbitz’s legal and government affairs departments as well as its shared services, including corporate communications, human resources, procurement, security and compliance. From 2005 to 2007, Jim served as senior vice president and general counsel at Lenovo Group. Prior to Lenovo, Jim was senior vice president, general counsel and secretary at PeopleSoft, where he served as a key advisor to the board of directors leading up to its acquisition in 2005. Before PeopleSoft, Jim was vice president and deputy general counsel for Hewlett-Packard and Compaq Computer Corp., where he managed both companies' international legal operations. Jim started his career in technology with Digital Equipment, where he was responsible for litigation, compliance and antitrust activities.

Early in his career, Jim was in private practice in Washington, D.C. with Hogan & Hartson and Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine. Jim holds a Juris Doctor degree and a master’s of Public Policy degree from the University of Michigan, as well as a bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University.

Christine Cefalo Senior Vice President of Marketing

Christine Cefalo is senior vice president of marketing at Workday. She oversees the global marketing organization, with responsibility for building the brand and creating customer demand in markets around the world.

Since joining Workday in 2008, Christine has served in a variety of marketing and communications leadership positions, most recently as vice president of corporate communications responsible for brand and advertising, public relations, analyst relations, customer marketing and sales references. Prior, Christine served as a technology practice leader for global communications firm Porter Novelli and later founded her own public relations consultancy, where she provided strategy and support to companies including Workday, Netflix, Qualcomm, and Rearden Commerce. Christine started her career at PeopleSoft, and spent five years on the public relations team.

Christine holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from California State University, Chico.