Mark brings to Workday more than 25 years of broad experience in key enterprise application disciplines including accounting, ERP, procurement, contract management, compliance, and security. Mark's experience includes executive leadership positions in both product strategy and marketing, including vice president of application strategy at PeopleSoft, vice president of strategic marketing at Commerce One, and vice president of strategic marketing at Symantec.
A California CPA, Mark holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a master's degree in management from University of California, Irvine.
Hitting milestone birthdays causes reflection on where we've come from and anticipation of where we are going. For me, 2015 has double the impact as Workday just turned 10 and I turn . . . well, it ends in a zero. So I am deep into reflecting and anticipating. First, reflection: My professional life for the past decade has centered on our Workday Financial Management application. Some might surmise that Workday began as a human resources application provider that added financials years later, but that's not accurate. We started developing our financial management application the same year Dave Duffield and Aneel Bhusri started Workday. Yet while market research showed that organizations were becoming increasingly comfortable with moving HR functions to the cloud, the level of readiness to do the same with finance in 2005 was—as the kids say today—"not so much." Read Entire Blog >>
I recently spoke at a conference where I was asked the question, “What did Workday see in the market that made you think there was any opportunity for a new enterprise player?” Time constraints and the element of surprise conspired to make my answer sub-optimal at the moment. But it is a very good question deserving of a thoughtful answer, and as this month represents our nine year anniversary as a company, not a bad time to do a bit of reminiscing. Read Entire Blog >>