Workday Appoints Chief Human Resources Officer

Ashley Goldsmith, Previously CHRO and Executive Vice President of Polycom, Joins Workday Leadership Team

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PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 17, 2013) - Workday, Inc. (NYSE: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for global human resources and finance, has appointed Ashley Goldsmith as the company's chief human resources officer (CHRO). Reporting directly to Chairman, Co-Founder, and Co-CEO Aneel Bhusri, Ashley has global responsibility for human resources, internal communications, and the Workday Foundation.

Prior to joining Workday, Ashley served as CHRO and executive vice president at Polycom. Preceding Polycom, she was senior vice president of human resources, corporate communications, and environmental health and safety for the Tissue Diagnostics Division at F. Hoffmann-La Roche. Ashley has also previously served as CHRO at Ventana Medical Systems and vice president of human resources for the Northern Division of The Home Depot.

Ashley holds a master's degree in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a master's degree in human resource development from Georgia State University, and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Vanderbilt University.

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"Since joining Workday, I've seen how our talented people intersect with a passionate, dynamic culture to continually push the boundaries on applications that our customers love. It's evident that Workday's success is fueled by a commitment to quality and engagement when it comes to an organization's most valuable asset -- its people," said Ashley Goldsmith, chief human resources officer, Workday. "I'm thrilled to be part of a company with such dedication to the value HR can infuse into the overall business, and look forward to advancing current efforts while establishing new goals to support our growth."

"With more than 2,400 employees and an exciting growth plan, Workday's focus on employee development, programs, and recruitment has never been more important than it is today," said Aneel Bhusri, chairman, co-founder, and co-CEO, Workday. "Ashley is an incredible addition to the Workday leadership team, and we look forward to her guidance as we continue to open offices and attract top talent around the world."

About Workday
Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for human resources and finance. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers human capital management, financial management, and analytics applications designed for the world's largest organizations. Hundreds of companies, ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises, have selected Workday.

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