PLEASANTON, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/18/14 -- Workday, Inc. (NYSE: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for human resources and finance, today announced the appointment of former IBM executive Randy Hendricks as president of Workday's Education and Government (E&G) business. This seasoned addition to the management team underscores the company's investment and momentum in its E&G business as more municipalities, state governments, non-profit, and higher education institutions look to Workday to transform and update their aging information systems.
Reporting directly to Co-Founder and Chairman Dave Duffield, Hendricks will be responsible for sales, services, and strategy of human resources (HR), finance, and student applications for Workday's E&G customers.
"Randy and I have worked closely together for many years, and I'm thrilled to add such an accomplished and respected leader in public sector to the Workday E&G team," said Dave Duffield, co-founder and chairman, Workday. "He was a significant Workday advocate and partner at IBM, and his deep expertise, relationships, and industry vision will enhance Workday's leadership position in the rapidly emerging enterprise cloud applications market."
Hendricks brings to Workday more than 30 years of global leadership experience at some of the world's top technology and consulting firms. Most recently, he was a managing partner of IBM Global Business Services, leading the Public Sector business in North America. He also served as global executive sponsor for IBM's services alliance with Workday.
Prior to IBM, Hendricks was senior vice president at EDS, now an HP Company, responsible for global field operations of enterprise application services. Preceding EDS, he held several executive positions at Unisys. Hendricks also spent the first 20 years of his career at Andersen Consulting, now Accenture, where he was a managing partner of the Government Services practice and led development of the company's global Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) practice.
Hendricks holds a bachelor's degree in industrial administration from Iowa State University, and is a certified public accountant.
"Education and government organizations are starved for innovation to better serve their communities and constituents, as many have been stuck with the same on-premise systems for two or three decades," said Randy Hendricks, president, Education and Government, Workday. "Workday is well-equipped with a vision to help these organizations modernize in the cloud. I am honored to join this leadership team and look forward to expanding our customer reach, application portfolio, and strategic alliances to give Workday customers much-needed boosts in efficiency, modernization, usability, and analytics."
Workday continues to make progress on the development of Workday Student, the only end-to-end student application built this century to meet the modern-day needs of higher education institutions. In a recent report, Brian Schwartz and Koji Ikeda from Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. write: "We believe the higher ed tech vertical is in the early innings of a decade-or-longer transition from stale and technologically limiting on-premise applications to the cloud." Schwartz goes on to note that the addition of Workday Student strengthens Workday's position to capture a significant portion of this market.
Additional Comments on the News
"The University of Texas at Austin congratulates Workday and Randy on this new relationship," said Kevin Hegarty, vice president and chief financial officer, The University of Texas at Austin. "As a newer Workday customer, we're confident and eager to see the transformation on campus that we expect with Workday's cloud applications, and we're delighted to add Randy as a champion and sponsor of our long-range goals."
"As one of nine design partners for Workday Student, Broward College is heavily invested in Workday's unified vision for HR, finance, and student applications," said J. David Armstrong, Jr., president, Broward College. "We are so pleased to have the opportunity to work with Randy to truly reimagine how Broward and other colleges and universities can run their businesses in the cloud."
"Workday understands our specific needs as well as the broader local government landscape, and we are on track to far exceed the capabilities provided by our former HR and finance systems," said Rebecca Sutton, chief financial officer, City of Orlando. "It's incredibly encouraging to have someone with Randy's background and expertise leading Workday's commitment to helping government organizations better serve our constituents in the cloud."
"Workday's commitment to higher-education is evident in its approach to applications, customer service, and executive support," said Kelli Trosvig, chief information officer, University of Washington. "We've worked with Randy in the past and are very excited with the insight and leadership he can more directly contribute as we implement our new Workday HR and Payroll systems."
 Brian Schwartz and Koji Ikeda, "Higher Ed Tech Survey Accents Replatforming Theme," Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., July 29, 2014, p. 1.
 Schwartz and Ikeda, p. 7.
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