In this success post, we are going to share the story of David Duffield, a Chairman, and CEO of Workday, a financial management and human capital management software vendor.
David Duffield net worth
He has an estimated net worth of around $14 billion as of April 2020. He is the 229th richest person in the Forbes 400 list, and he was ranked as 262nd in the list of World Billionaires.
David Duffield early life
Born David Albert Duffield, he earned both his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and MBA from Cornell University. His first big success was with the PeopleSoft, a company that provided Human Resources Management System, Financial Management Solutions, Supply Chain Management, Enterprise Performance Management System, and Customer Relationship Management.
David Duffield career
He is the founder of 1987 and the former chairman of the software company. It had grown to be the world’s second-largest application software company before it was acquired by the Oracle in January 2005.
Together with the former PeopleSoft Vice Chairman and Head of Product Strategy, Aneel Bhusri, Duffield started Workday in March 2005. The company is based out of Pleasanton, California, and employed approx. 1000 people in 2011. He also served as the company Chief Customer Advocate, aside from being its co-CEO with Bhusri.
Also known as Dave Duffield, he established two mainframe application software companies early in his career. He served as the CEO, Chairman, and Chief Product Architect at Integral Systems, the first company to offer DB based human resource and accounting systems.
He was also the co-founder of Information Associates that specialized in applications for the higher education market. He has worked for IBM, starting as the marketing representative and systems engineer.