We’re Workiva

We build solutions to help teams work smart.

Meet Our Leaders

Our executive management team has worked together for decades. They have scaled software companies from start-ups to private and public global enterprises.

  • Matt Rizai
  • Marty Vanderploeg
  • Jeff Trom
  • Stuart Miller
  • Mike Sellberg
  • Joseph Howell
  • Troy Calkins
  • Matthew Rizai, Ph.D.
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Prior to cofounding Workiva in 2008, Mr. Rizai was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Engineering Animation, Inc. (NASDAQ: EAII) from 1990 to 2000, when it was acquired by Unigraphics Solutions (now part of Siemens USA). Mr. Rizai has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
  • Marty Vanderploeg, Ph.D.
    President, Chief Operating Officer and Director
    Prior to cofounding Workiva in 2008, Mr. Vanderploeg was a cofounder of Engineering Animation, Inc. (NASDAQ: EAII) and served as the company’s Chief Technology Officer of EAI from 1989 to 1999 and as its Executive Vice President from 1993 to 2000, when it was acquired by Unigraphics Solutions (now part of Siemens USA). Mr. Vanderploeg has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University.
  • Jeff Trom, Ph.D.
    Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
    Prior to cofounding Workiva in 2008, Mr. Trom was a cofounder of Engineering Animation, Inc. (NASDAQ: EAII) and served as the company’s Vice President from 1990 and as Chief Technology Officer from 1999 until 2000, when it was acquired by Unigraphics Solutions (now part of Siemens USA). Mr. Trom has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University.
  • Stuart Miller
    Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer
    Prior to Workiva, Mr. Miller was a Managing Director of Colonnade Advisors, a mergers and acquisitions advisory firm that he founded in 1999. Previously, he was a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Department of J.P. Morgan. Mr. Miller joined J.P. Morgan from Credit Suisse First Boston, where he had worked in the Investment Banking Department. He has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
  • Mike Sellberg
    Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer
    Prior to joining Workiva in 2009, Mr. Sellberg was Executive Vice President of Operations and Chief Technology Officer of iMed Studios. Former positions include head of product management for Unigraphics and Executive Director of Operations for Engineering Animation’s online collaboration solution, eVis. Mr. Sellberg has an M.S. in Engineering Mechanics from Iowa State University.
  • Joseph Howell
    Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
    Prior to cofounding Workiva in 2008, Mr. Howell was the Managing Director of Financial Intelligence. He has been the Chief Financial Officer of Eid Passport, Webridge Inc., EMusic.com (NASDAQ: EMUS), and Merix Corporation (NASDAQ: MERX). Mr. Howell has served as the Acting Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer for Borland Software (NASDAQ: BORL), and has an M.S. in Accounting from Eastern Michigan University.
  • Troy Calkins
    Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel
    Prior to Workiva, Mr. Calkins was a partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, where he spent 19 years in the firm’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group. He has counseled private and public companies on corporate compliance, governance and securities offerings. Mr. Calkins has a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

The Workiva Story

Corporations often struggle with outdated software that is not equipped to manage disparate business data and control numerous collaborators, documents and spreadsheets. With reputations and valuations at risk from errors, no company can afford such chaos.

So we founded WebFilings in 2008 and released our first cloud-based software solution in 2010 to modernize business data processes. It took us just five years to have more than 65 percent of the FORTUNE 500® use our Wdesk productivity platform.

We changed our company name to Workiva in 2014 to keep pace with growing demand for our solutions from finance, risk, compliance and audit teams.

Today, thousands of organizations around the globe use Wdesk to control, monitor and understand their business data in a single, trusted source.

Company Highlights

annual revenue growth
million in 2015 revenue
revenue retention*
customer satisfaction*
are customers
Best Places To Work in
Technology—Fortune Magazine
1.5+ Billion
data elements shared
among Wdesk documents

*As of March 31, 2016. Claim not confirmed by FORTUNE or Time Inc. FORTUNE 500 is a registered trademark of Time Inc. and is used under license. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Workiva Inc.

The Latest News

Workiva Helps State University System of Florida Streamline Tuition and Fees Reporting

With Wdesk SUSF Beats Reporting Deadline by One Month

Chartis Names Workiva a Leader in FinTech Quadrant for Data Integrity and Control

Workiva Platform Wdesk Recognized for its Ability to Handle Data Relationships

Workiva Named One of Highest-Rated Public Cloud Computing Companies to Work For

List Showcases Companies with Highest Levels of Employee Satisfaction
  • Customer Teams
  • Sustainability
  • Careers
  • Investors
  • We love our customers.

    Workiva customer teams

    Our culture is based on an innate caring and understanding of our customers’ needs. Our Customer Success Managers are embedded in our customers’ teams as they work together through all the processes and controls necessary for high-quality business data management, reporting and decision-making.

    Our customers love our personal attention to detail and how we respond to them around the clock. Our customer satisfaction scores are greater than 95 percent,* and our revenue retention rates exceed 96 percent,* which confirms that we are trusted partners. When we receive poems, cards and gifts from customers, we know we are making lasting improvements.

    *As of March 31, 2016.

  • We are sustainable.


    We built Workiva on the core ethic of doing the right thing every time: from how we serve our customers to how we treat our employees to how we respect our surroundings. We take every measure to tread lightly on local resources with recycling, conservation and environmental stewardship at the forefront of our physical operations.

    We also help our customers be more efficient in ways that save time and conserve resources. Universal access to Wdesk enables collaboration from anywhere with an internet connection, eliminating excess travel. Wdesk is paperless, which allows our customers to cut their carbon footprint and waste by reducing printing and shipping of physical documents. As Wdesk expands across finance, risk, compliance and audit teams, time and resource efficiencies further improve throughout our customers’ organizations.

    Access our sustainability report:

    2016 Sustainability Report
  • We build amazing careers.

    Workiva Careers

    Our workplace culture nurtures ingenuity and world-class customer service. We foster a collaborative environment, where employees can freely share ideas and opinions. We value diverse backgrounds, beliefs and interests, which drive our innovation. More than 1,200 people are employed at offices in 16 cities.
    Explore careers at Workiva

  • We value our investors.

    Workiva investors

    Workiva Inc. is a public company that trades on the NYSE under the symbol WK.
    Visit our investor page

Awards and Recognition

Workiva was awarded a 2016 Silver Stevie® Award for Employer of the Year
Workiva Ranks Number 4 on 10 Best Workplaces in Technology by Great Place to Work.
Wdesk for SOX and Internal Controls named an Edison Award™ silver winner.

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