Our Story and Leadership

We’re shaking up the world
of enterprise software.

Smiling group of employees.
Person on laptop viewing Workday product.

We started by asking questions.

Why is enterprise software so hard to use? What do businesses need to support change? And how can we give people more time back for what really matters?

Workday employees collaborating.

We listened to the answers.

Our curiosity led us to create something new—a finance, HR, and planning system that evolves as business evolves, and a company that’s out to do right by employees, customers, and the world.

Workday employees.

And we haven’t stopped since.

We partner closely with our customers to understand their needs. Then we innovate like crazy to give them the technology to get there. Together, we’re shaping the future of work.

Meet our leadership team.



Headshot Aneel Bhusri

Aneel Bhusri
Co-Founder and Executive Chair

Headshot Dave Duffield

Dave Duffield
Co-Founder and CEO Emeritus

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Patrick Blair
President, Global Sales

Headshot Jim Bozzini

Jim Bozzini
Executive Director, Enterprise Transformation

Headshot Sayan Chakraborty

Sayan Chakraborty

Headshot Emma Chalwin

Emma Chalwin
Chief Marketing Officer

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Ashley Goldsmith
Chief People Officer

Headshot Rani Johnson

Rani Johnson
Chief Information Officer

Headshot Alejandro Mayer

Alejandro Mayer
Chief Strategy and Business Operations Officer

Headshot Sheri Rhodes

Sheri Rhodes
Chief Customer Officer

Headshot Doug Robinson

Doug Robinson

Headshot Zane Rowe

Zane Rowe
Chief Financial Officer

Headshot Rich Sauer

Rich Sauer
Chief Legal Officer and Head of Corporate Affairs

Headshot David Somers

David Somers
Chief Product Officer

Headshot Jim Stratton

Jim Stratton
Chief Technology Officer

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Carin Taylor
Chief Diversity Officer