Workday Appoints Leighanne Levensaler Vice President, HCM Strategy; Promotes Jim Bozzini to Senior Vice President, Operations and Services

Published on October 15, 2009 in Computer & Electronics, Computer Software, Internet, Technology

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New Executive Appointments Underscore Company Commitment to Continued Innovation and Operational Excellence

PLEASANTON, CALIF. (October 15, 2009) –

Workday, Inc., the leader in enterprise-class SaaS-based Human Resources (HR) and Financial solutions, today announced the appointment of Leighanne Levensaler as vice president, Human Capital Management (HCM) strategy. In addition, Workday has promoted Jim Bozzini to senior vice president of Operations and Services. The company continues to strengthen its management team in preparation for rapid growth in 2010 and beyond.

What?s New

* Leighanne Levensaler joins Workday as vice president, Human Capital Management strategy, reporting to Workday CTO and vice president of product strategy, Stan Swete. Leighanne is responsible for the strategic direction of Workday HCM solutions and will also participate in guiding the company’s overarching product strategy.
o Leighanne joins Workday from Bersin & Associates, where she served as principal analyst covering Talent Management. Leighanne has more than a decade of experience working with Fortune 1000 companies to develop learning and performance strategies and design and implement integrated talent development solutions. Prior to joining Bersin & Associates, she led the Learning Consulting Practice at SystemLink Enterprise Solutions. Leighanne has also held positions at SmartForce, Edutrek International/AUI and Deloitte Consulting.
o Leighanne is a frequent presenter at leading industry events and a regular contributor to a number of HR and Talent Management publications.
* Jim Bozzini has been named Workday’s first senior vice president, with expanded responsibility for the company’s Operations and Services. Reporting to new Workday President and COO, Mike Stankey, Jim leads all customer services – from deployment through product updates, optimization and support. He also has responsibility for Workday’s customer training programs, quality assurance, and data center operations.
o An enterprise software veteran, Jim has more than 15 years of experience in deploying, managing and supporting business solutions for global organizations.
o Under Jim’s leadership, Workday has redefined the process of deploying and optimizing enterprise-class SaaS applications.

Comments on the News

“By delivering a SaaS platform that unites core HR with strategic functions such as talent and performance, Workday is offering organizations an unprecedented ability to manage, develop and optimize a global workforce,” said Leighanne Levensaler, vice president, Human Capital Management Strategy, Workday. “I am thrilled to join this fabulous team in charting the course for the future of Human Capital Management.”
Leighanne Levensaler, Vice President, Human Capital Management Strategy

Leighanne Levensaler, Vice President, Human Capital Management Strategy, Workday, Inc.

“Leighanne brings to Workday an unparalleled track record for helping global organizations develop strategic approaches for human capital management, and her experience will be invaluable as we continue to break new ground in HCM solutions,” said Aneel Bhusri, co-CEO, Workday. “With Leighanne, Jim, and the rest of Workday’s proven management team, we have in place both the operational strength and the passion for innovation that are so critical for delivering on the products and services our customers need long-term.”
Aneel Bhusri

Aneel Bhusri, co-CEO, Workday, Inc.

About Workday
Workday is the leader in SaaS-based enterprise solutions for global human resources and financial management, providing new levels of business agility for a fraction of the cost of buying, deploying and maintaining legacy on-premise systems. More than 100 customers, spanning mid-sized organizations to global Fortune 500 businesses, have selected Workday. Workday Human Capital Management and Workday Financial Management use modern, standards-based technologies to provide an unparalleled level of agility, ease-of-use, and integration capability. For more information about Workday, please visit www.workday.com.

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