Who’s on our board.
Our board of directors currently consists of 12 members. Aneel Bhusri serves as our board chair—as well as our co-CEO—and George Still, Jr., is vice chair of the board and lead independent director. Other board members include Tom Bogan; Ann-Marie Campbell; Christa Davies; Lynne Doughtie; Carl M. Eschenbach (who is also our co-CEO); Wayne A.I. Frederick, M.D.; Mark Hawkins; Mike McNamara; Lee J. Styslinger III; and Jerry Yang. Each of our directors, other than Aneel Bhusri, Tom Bogan, and Carl Eschenbach, is “independent” as defined by the rules of the Nasdaq Global Select Market. We have a classified board of directors, with each class serving staggered three-year terms. In addition, we have established an Audit Committee, a Compensation Committee, a Nominating and Governance Committee, and an Investment Committee. Our board and committee structure, as well as biographies for each of our directors, are set forth below.
|Name||Audit Committee||Compensation Committee||Nomination & Governance Committee||Investment Committee|
|George Still, Jr.||Chair||Member||Member|
|Carl M. Eschenbach|
|Wayne A.I. Frederick, M.D.|
|Lee J. Styslinger III||Member|
Co-Founder, Co-CEO, and Chair
Aneel Bhusri is co-founder and co-CEO at Workday. He is also chair of the company’s board of directors.
Aneel has been a leader, product visionary, and innovator in the enterprise software industry for more than 20 years. Before co-founding Workday in 2005, Aneel held a number of leadership positions at PeopleSoft, including vice chair of the board and senior vice president responsible for product strategy, business development, and marketing. In addition to his role at Workday, Aneel is an advisory partner at Greylock Partners, a leading venture capital firm that he has been associated with since 1999, and he is a member of the Board of Trustees at Stanford University. He also serves on the board of directors of the Workday Foundation, General Motors, and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Aneel previously served on the board of directors of several other companies, including Intel, Pure Storage, and Okta.
Aneel holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and economics from Brown University. He is a Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute.
Vice Chair and Lead Independent Director
George Still, Jr. has served on the board of directors at Workday since 2009, and as vice chair of the board of directors since 2014. George brings to the board financial and investing acumen gained through his many years as a managing partner at Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), a global venture capital firm. George’s experience as an advisor to a number of technology companies is also a valuable resource for the Workday board.
George is currently a Partner Emeritus at NVP. From 1994 to 2014, he served as NVP’s co-managing partner. George led the sole venture investment in PeopleSoft, where he served on the board of directors from 1991 to 2001. Prior to NVP, George worked at Ernst & Young, and as a partner at venture capital firm Centennial Funds. George served as a director and chair of the board of Stillwater Growth Corp. from February 2021 to December 2022, and as a member of the Board of Advisors of Tuck School’s Center of Private Equity and Venture Capital from 2011 to 2019. He currently serves as a director of two private companies. In addition, George served as a director of Rackspace Hosting from 2006 to 2014, the National Venture Capital Association from 1995 to 2000, and the Stanford Business School Venture Capital Trust from 1997 to 2001.
George received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Tom Bogan joined Workday’s Board of Directors in February 2022 and previously served as the company’s vice chair of corporate development before retiring in January 2022. Tom brings to the board extensive executive leadership experience and expertise in software technology companies, including experience and familiarity with our business.
Tom joined Workday in 2018 through the acquisition of Adaptive Insights, where he served as chief executive officer (CEO). Prior to Adaptive Insights, he was a board member of several public and private software companies, including Citrix Systems and Apptio, where he served as chair for both companies. Tom was also a partner at Greylock Partners, where he focused on enterprise software investments. Previously, he served as president and chief operating officer at Rational Software until it was acquired by IBM, as well as CEO at Avatar Technologies and Pacific Data. He began his career as a financial officer for both public and private companies. Tom currently serves on the board of directors of Aspen Technology, Inc.
Tom graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts.
Ann-Marie Campbell joined Workday’s board of directors in April 2019. Ann-Marie brings to the board extensive operational experience, expertise in strategic planning, and keen insights in identifying and capturing new business opportunities.
Ann-Marie is executive vice president—U.S. Stores and International Operations at The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer. She has held this position since October 2020. Ann-Marie began her career as a cashier with The Home Depot in 1985.
In addition to the Workday board of directors, Ann-Marie previously served as a director of Potbelly Corporation, a chain of neighborhood sandwich shops, from August 2014 to May 2019, and served as a director of Barnes & Noble Inc., a large retail bookseller, from June 2015 to September 2016.
Ann-Marie received a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a Master’s degree in business administration from Georgia State University.
Christa Davies joined Workday’s board of directors in August 2012. Christa brings to the board financial expertise and extensive experience in the software and technology industries.
Christa is chief financial officer and executive vice president of global finance at Aon, a global risk management, insurance, and human resources solutions company—roles she has held at Aon since 2008 and 2007, respectively. Prior to joining Aon, Christa spent five years at Microsoft, most recently as corporate vice president and CFO of Platforms & Services. In addition, Christa currently serves as a director of one private company.
Christa holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Queensland, Australia, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Lynne Doughtie joined the Workday board of directors in February 2021. Lynne brings to the board extensive experience in risk management and information security given her work in effectively advising organizations on complex global business matters and strategies across industries.
Lynne is the former U.S. chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of KPMG LLP (“KPMG”), a global leader in audit, tax, transaction, and advisory services, where she had been employed since 1985. Lynne served as KPMG’s U.S. chairman and CEO from July 2015 to June 2020. Prior to that, she served in many leadership roles during her career at KPMG, including vice chair of the firm’s U.S. Advisory business from October 2011 to June 2015.
Lynne has served on the board of Boeing Company since January 2021. She also serves on the board of directors of several nonprofit organizations, and on the board of advisors of various private companies and educational organizations.
Lynne received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Virginia Tech University.
Co-CEO and Director
Carl Eschenbach is co-CEO at Workday, and has been a member of the company’s board of directors since 2018.
Prior to Workday, Carl was a general partner at venture capital firm Sequoia Capital since April 2016. Previously, Carl spent 14 years at VMware, Inc.—a global virtual infrastructure software provider—in various roles including president, chief operating officer, acting chief financial officer, and executive vice president of worldwide field operations. Prior to joining VMware in 2002, Carl held various sales management positions with Inktomi; 3Com Corporation; Lucent Technologies, Inc.; and EMC.
Throughout his career, Carl has been an active board member for leading technology companies including Aurora Innovation, Inc.; Palo Alto Networks, Inc.; Snowflake, Inc.; UiPath, Inc.; and Zoom Video Communications, Inc. Carl also continues to stay involved with Sequoia in a venture partner capacity.
Carl received an Electronics Technician diploma from DeVry University.
Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., has served as a Director since 2022. He is the president of Howard University, having held this position since July 2014. Prior to that, Dr. Frederick served as Howard University’s interim president (elected October 2013) after serving as provost and chief academic officer for more than a year.
Following his post-doctoral research and surgical oncology fellowships at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Frederick began his academic career as associate director of the Cancer Center at the University of Connecticut. Upon his return to Howard University, his academic positions included Associate Dean in the College of Medicine, Division Chief in the Department of Surgery, Director of the Cancer Center, and Deputy Provost for Health Sciences. Dr. Frederick is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and belongs to numerous surgical organizations, including the American Surgical Association. Dr. Frederick served on the board of directors of Forma Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. from July 2020 to October 2022. Dr. Frederick currently serves on the board of directors of Mutual of America Life Insurance Company, Humana, Inc., and Insulet Corporation, in addition to a few other privately held companies and charitable organizations.
Dr. Frederick received a bachelor’s degree in zoology, a doctor of medicine (M.D.), and a master’s degree in business administration from Howard University. He brings to our board deep experience in business administration, extensive leadership skills, and insight into the healthcare and education industries.
Mark J. Hawkins has served as a director since 2023. Mr. Hawkins served as president and CFO Emeritus of Salesforce.com, Inc., a software company, from February 2021 to November 2021; president and chief financial officer from August 2017 to February 2021; and executive vice president and chief financial officer from August 2014 to 2017. Prior to that, he served as chief financial officer and executive vice president of Autodesk, Inc., a design software and services company; chief financial officer and senior vice president of Finance and IT at Logitech International S.A., a global hardware company; and held various positions at Dell and Hewlett-Packard. Mr. Hawkins has served as a director of SecureWorks Inc. since April 2016; Toast, Inc. since April 2020; and Cloudflare, Inc. since June 2022. He currently serves as a director of various privately held companies. Mr. Hawkins received a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado. He brings to our board extensive experience as an officer and director of publicly traded software and technology companies, and financial expertise in the technology industry.
Mike McNamara has served on the Workday board of directors since 2011. Mike brings to the board extensive leadership and experience managing international operations. As the former chief executive officer (CEO) of a large global company, Mike provides Workday with a management perspective on business and strategic decisions.
Mike is co-founder and chief executive officer of Samara Living Inc., a company specializing in factory-built housing and additional dwelling units—a position he has held since May 2022. Mike served as a venture partner at Eclipse Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, from January 2019 to March 2022, and as CEO of Flex Ltd. from 2006 until 2018. From 1994 until his appointment as CEO, Mike held a variety of senior roles at Flex, including chief operating officer, president of Americas operations, and vice president of North American operations. In addition, Mike served as a director at Flex from 2005 to December 2018. Mike has been an MIT Sloan School of Management visiting committee member since 2018. Mike has served as a director of Carrier Global Corporation since April 2020, and is also a director of several private companies. Mike previously served as a director at Slack Technologies Inc. from December 2019 to July 2021, as a director at Delphi Automotive LLP from 2009 to 2013, as an advisory board member at Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management from 2006 to 2019, and as a board member at MEMC Electronic Materials from 2008 to 2012.
Mike received a bachelor of science degree in industrial management from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
Lee J. Styslinger III joined Workday’s board of directors in August 2016. Lee brings to the board deep expertise as chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of a global company as well as diverse leadership experience serving across multiple corporate, governmental, and education-related boards and councils.
In addition to serving on the Workday board of directors, Lee serves on the board of Regions Financial Corporation, Vulcan Materials Company, the Harvard Business School, the U.S. Olympic Ski Team, Children’s Hospital, Brookings Institution, and the Altec/Styslinger Foundation. Lee also served on the board of Glass Houses Acquisition Corp. from 2021 to 2022. Lee served as the CEO of Altec, Inc., a holding company for businesses that design, manufacture, and market equipment for the electric and telecommunications industries globally, from 1997 until October 2021, and as its chairman from 2011 to 2021. Lee has served as the co-chairman of Altec since October 2021. He is also a member of the Business Roundtable, the Business Council, and the Council on Foreign Relations, and was appointed by President George W. Bush to the President’s Export Council from 2006 to 2009, advising the president on trade policy. He served on the President’s Manufacturing Council in 2017, and previously served on the President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.
Lee earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and his master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University.
Jerry Yang joined Workday’s board of directors in November 2013. Jerry brings to the board deep experience building technology products used by millions of people around the world as well as leadership experience with global organizations, particularly in markets throughout Asia.
Jerry currently works with and invests in technology entrepreneurs through AME Cloud Ventures. He also serves on the board of directors of Lenovo, is the chair of Stanford University’s Board of Trustees, and is a director for the Monterey Peninsula Foundation. Jerry also serves as a director of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., a position he has held since 2014, and was previously a director from 2005 to 2012, and is a director and/or advisor of several other companies and foundations. Previously, Jerry co-founded Yahoo! Inc. in 1995, and served on its board of directors until 2012, and as chief executive officer from 2007 to 2009. While at Yahoo!, he led a number of initiatives, including two of the biggest investments in the internet: Yahoo! Japan and Alibaba Group. Jerry served as a director of Yahoo Japan Corporation from 1996 to 2012, and as a director of Cisco Systems, Inc. from July 2000 to November 2012.
Jerry holds a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.