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Co-founder, co-CEO and Chief Customer Advocate at Workday
5 Investments in 4 Companies

Person Details


Dave Duffield is an accomplished software industry executive and visionary. He has an extensive history of pioneering new ground in business applications.

Dave founded PeopleSoft in 1987 and served as the company's CEO and board chairman. He was responsible for the company's vision, product and market direction, and commitment to customer service. In addition, he inspired the company's unique culture by promoting core values that focused on people, innovation, integrity and fun. PeopleSoft grew to be the world's second-largest application software company before being acquired by Oracle in January 2005.

Prior to PeopleSoft, Dave established two mainframe application software companies. He was CEO, chairman, and chief product architect at Integral Systems, the first company to offer DB2-based human resource and accounting systems. He also co-founded Information Associates which specialized in applications for the higher education market. He began his career at IBM as a marketing representative and systems engineer.

He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Cornell University.

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