Chief Strategy Officer, Workday
Leighanne Levensaler joined Workday in 2009 as Vice President of HCM Strategy, when the company had fewer than 400 people and 100 customers. In 2014, she was appointed Senior Vice President of Products. She is now responsible for application direction and strategy, including Workday Financial Management and Workday Human Capital Management. Levensaler and her team have played a strong role in Workday’s emergence as a leading provider of enterprise cloud financial management and HCM applications.
Levensaler began her professional career in organizational development at the American InterContinental University, and later held technology-focused leadership roles at enterprise learning companies Smartforce and SystemLink Enterprise Solutions. In 2005, she joined Bersin & Associates as principal analyst and director of talent management resources. Levensaler has a B.A. in Education from Clemson University and an M.S. in Human Resource Development from Georgia State University.