Who’s on our board.
Our board of directors currently consists of 11 members. Aneel Bhusri serves as our chairman of the board—as well as our co-CEO—and George Still, Jr., is vice chairman of the board and lead independent director. Other board members include Tom Bogan, Ann-Marie Campbell, Christa Davies, Lynne Doughtie, Carl M. Eschenbach, Chano Fernandez (who is also our co-CEO), Mike McNamara, Lee J. Styslinger III, and Jerry Yang. Each of our directors, other than Aneel Bhusri, Tom Bogan, and Chano Fernandez, 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||Member||Member|
|Lee J. Styslinger III||Member|
Co-Founder, Co-CEO, and Chairman
Aneel Bhusri is co-founder and co-CEO at Workday. He is also chairman 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 chairman 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 advisor at Greylock, 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 Chairman and Lead Independent Director
George Still, Jr. has served on the board of directors at Workday since 2009. 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 Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), a global venture capital firm. From 1994 to December 2012, he served as NVP’s 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 currently serves as the chairman of the board of Stillwater Growth Corp., a position he has held since February 2021; as a member of the Board of Advisors of Tuck School’s Center of Private Equity and Venture Capital since 2011; and as a director of one private company. 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, where he currently serves on the board of advisors for Tuck’s Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship.
Tom Bogan joined Workday’s Board of Directors in February 2022 and previously served as the company’s vice chairman of corporate development before retiring in January 2022.
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 chairman 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 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.
Carl Eschenbach joined Workday’s board of directors in February 2018. Carl brings to the board over 30 years of operational and sales experience in the technology industry and deep knowledge of high-growth companies.
Carl has been a general partner at Sequoia Capital Operations, LLC, a venture capital firm, since April 2016. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital Operations, LLC, Carl spent 14 years at VMware, Inc., a global virtual infrastructure software provider, most recently as its president and chief operating officer, a role he held from December 2012 to March 2016. Prior to that, Carl served as VMware’s co-president and chief operating officer from April 2012 to December 2012, as co-president of customer operations from January 2011 to April 2012, and as executive vice president of worldwide field operations from May 2005 to January 2011. Prior to joining VMware in 2002, Carl held various sales management positions with Inktomi, 3Com Corporation, Lucent Technologies Inc., and EMC.
Carl is currently a member of the board of directors of Palo Alto Networks, Inc., where he has served since May 2013. In addition, Carl has served as a director of UiPath, Inc. since December 2020, of Snowflake Inc. since May 2019, and of Zoom Video Communications, Inc. since November 2016. He is also a director at several private companies.
Carl received an Electronics Technician diploma from DeVry University.
Co-CEO and Director
Chano Fernandez is co-CEO at Workday, and is responsible for the entire customer relationship, which spans acquisition, services, customer success, and customer support. He is also a member of the company’s board of directors. Previously, Chano served as co-president, and before that served as executive vice president of global field operations, and as president of EMEA and APJ.
Prior to joining Workday in 2014, Chano served for seven years as senior vice president and head of innovation sales at SAP EMEA. Before that, he was vice president of EMEA sales at Infor, responsible for global and large accounts. Chano also served as a founding partner and general manager at Blue C, and as a senior consultant for McKinsey & Company.
Chano holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Instituto de Empresa and a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Salamanca.
Mike McNamara has served on Workday’s board of directors since 2011. Mike brings to the board extensive leadership and experience managing international operations. As the former CEO of a large global company, Mike provides Workday with a management perspective on business and strategic decisions.
Mike has served as the head of Samara, a division of Airbnb, Inc., since January 2020, and as a venture partner at Eclipse Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, which he joined in January 2019. Mike has served as a director of Carrier Global Corporation since April 2020 and is also a director at three private companies. Mike served as CEO of Flextronics from 2006 until 2018. From 1994 until his appointment as CEO, Mike held a variety of senior roles at Flextronics, including chief operating officer, president of Americas operations, and vice president of North American operations. In addition, Mike served as a director at Flextronics from 2005 to December 2018. Mike has been a MIT Sloan School of Management visiting committee member since 2018. 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 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, Glass Houses Acquisition Corp., Vulcan Materials Company, the Harvard Business School, the U.S. Olympic Ski Team, Children’s Hospital, Brookings Institution, and the Altec/Styslinger Foundation. Lee has served as the chief executive officer of Altec, Inc., a holding company for businesses that design, manufacture, and market equipment for the electric and telecommunications industries globally, since 1997 and as its chairman since 2011. 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. In 2017, he served on the President’s Manufacturing Council and currently serves on the President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy.
Lee earned his B.S. from Northwestern University and his M.B.A. 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 as a board observer for Lenovo, is a vice chair of Stanford University’s Board of Trustees, and is a director for 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 and as a key member of the executive management team until January 2012. 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 of Science degree and Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.