Dave Duffield is Workday’s co-founder and chairman of the board. He also drives the company’s strong commitment to its core values, which include employees, customer service, innovation, integrity, and fun.
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 by Oracle in 2005. Other companies Dave launched include Integral Systems, Business Software, and Information Associates.
Dave received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and an MBA 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 (www.maddiesfund.org), which devotes its resources to helping create a no-kill nation.