Enterprise cloud applications leader Workday has named Zane Rowe as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), a move set to take effect from June 12, 2023. Rowe will replace the current CFO, Barbara Larson, who has decided to step back to dedicate more time to her family, following a period of transition.
Boasting more than two decades of experience leading high-growth organizations, Rowe has a remarkable track record, having served as CFO of VMware for seven years. He also briefly held the role of interim CEO at VMware from February to May 2021. Rowe's impressive resume includes a stint as CFO at EMC, CFO at United Airlines, and leading North America sales for Apple.
Co-CEO of Workday, Carl Eschenbach, says, "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 for her significant contributions to the company, wishing her well for her future endeavors.
Rowe is set to manage the company's overall finance and accounting functions, internal audit, and investor relations, as well as advise on Workday's business strategy and product development. Excited about the new opportunity, Rowe says, "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 holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and an MBA from San Diego State University, further bolstering his credentials for the new role at Workday.