Workday Unveils A New Chief Financial Officer, Setting the Stage for Financial Transformation

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26 May 2023

Workday shakes up its leadership with the appointment of Zane Rowe as Chief Financial Officer, signaling a strategic move towards financial excellence and innovation.

Workday, a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, has announced the appointment of Zane Rowe as their new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Effective June 12, 2023, Rowe will assume the role, taking charge of the company’s overall finance and accounting functions, internal audit, investor relations, and offering valuable insights into Workday’s business strategy and product development.

Rowe brings with him an impressive track record of over twenty years, excelling in scaling and leading fast-growing organizations. Previously serving as CFO of VMware, he successfully managed the finance and accounting functions for seven years. Rowe’s accomplishments also include serving as interim CEO of VMware from February 2021 to May 2021. Notably, he has held executive positions such as CFO at EMC, CFO at United Airlines, and spearheaded North America sales for Apple.

Expressing confidence in Rowe’s ability to support Workday’s continued growth, Carl Eschenbach, co-CEO of Workday, said, “Zane’s experience with scaling high-growth organizations, coupled with his deep financial expertise, make him the perfect leader to support Workday’s continued momentum as more and more organizations turn to us to help them navigate the changing world of work.” Eschenbach also expressed gratitude to Barbara Larson, the current CFO, who will be stepping back after a transition period to prioritize family commitments.

Speaking about his new role, Rowe expressed enthusiasm, stating, “I am thrilled to be joining Workday at this exciting time in its growth journey. I have known Aneel, Carl, and many members of the Workday team for a long time and look forward to working with them to continue to drive the company forward.”

Rowe’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and an MBA from San Diego State University. Workday’s decision to appoint Rowe as CFO reflects their commitment to bringing in top talent to support their expansion plans and strengthen their position in the market.

This news marks a significant development for Workday, signaling their determination to remain at the forefront of the enterprise cloud applications sector and capitalize on the changing landscape of work.

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