Rich Sauer

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary

Rich Sauer is executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary at Workday, leading the team responsible for all legal affairs at the company.

Rich has more than 20 years of legal experience in the technology industry. Prior to joining Workday, he held several senior roles in Microsoft’s Corporate, External & Legal Affairs department, including as corporate vice president and deputy general counsel responsible for supporting Microsoft’s worldwide sales and marketing division. In addition, Rich also led Microsoft’s Regulatory Affairs team, and orchestrated the company’s approach to responsible and ethical artificial intelligence. Prior to joining Microsoft in 1999, Rich was an attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. 

Rich holds a Juris Doctor degree from American University’s Washington College of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University.