Dave Duffield

Co-Founder and CEO Emeritus

Dave Duffield is a co-founder and CEO emeritus of Workday.

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 Master of Business Administration degree and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering 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.

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