We're changing the way people work.

We started with an idea: make complex collaboration easy.

We’ve been there. As accountants, engineers, and entrepreneurs, we experienced the struggles of using incorrect and untimely data. When we started, reporting was still manual—often involving hundreds of collaborators and many versions before the final draft. With old processes and tools, we were not confident in the quality of our data or reports.

We knew there was a better way, and that’s why we created Wdesk. It’s an all-in-one platform that simplifies complex collaboration while keeping data in sync, thus reducing risk. That’s why it’s already used by thousands of companies around the globe, including over 65% of the Fortune 500.

We’re a data company, so we looked at it differently.

Most data is unstructured—rapidly changing and coming from many sources. So we built a platform for enterprises to handle data relationships in the same way that Google saw links on the web and LinkedIn saw the power of networked professionals. We built an infrastructure that can handle data relationships that are organic and constantly in flux. Those relationships provide new strategic insights and opportunities.

With smarter data as the core of our platform, links became the backbone of Wdesk. Our live-links work like web hyperlinks—they’re defined by the user and automatically update when data changes. We made our platform secure and SSAE 16 Type II compliant. It all runs on top of a high performance, massively scalable infrastructure that ensures we’re both flexible and fast. It is how our data stays accurate and up to date in real time.

Learn more about Wdesk.

We’re building something amazing.

We’re breaking barriers with Wdesk, and we aim to do that with all of our solutions.

Our customers come first. Our dedicated Customer Success Managers become extensions of our customers' teams to ensure they get the maximum benefit from Wdesk.

We've invested in a company culture that fosters innovation and fresh ideas. We hire great people and give them the tools and freedom they need to do their best. More than 1,000 people are employed at offices in 15 cities. The company is headquartered in Ames, Iowa.

Learn more about careers at Workiva.

Company Milestones

Meet the Workiva leadership team.

Matt Rizai

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Former Chairman and CEO, Engineering Animation, Inc.

Marty Vanderploeg

President, Chief Operating Officer and Director
Former Founder, COO, Engineering Animation, Inc.

Jeff Trom

Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Former Founder, CTO, Engineering Animation, Inc.

Mike Sellberg

Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer
Former EVP, CTO, iMed Studios;Former Divisional General Manager, Engineering Animation, Inc.

Joseph Howell

Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
Former Managing Director, Financial Intelligence LLC; Former CFO, Borland, Merix, EMusic.com

Stuart Miller

Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer
Former Founder and Managing Director, Colonnade Advisors;Former Managing Director, JP Morgan & Co.

Troy Calkins

Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel
Former partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.

We’re committed to sustainability.

Like our forward-thinking customers, we are dedicated to doing business sustainably. We approach sustainability in the same progressive manner with which we develop software solutions. We take every measure to tread lightly on local resources with recycling, conservation, and environmental stewardship at the forefront of all our physical operations.

Sustainability guides our risk management and growth strategies, too. It reflects our core ethic of doing the right thing every time. And it is integral to how we innovate and grow the future of our business.

Access our sustainability reports:
2015 Sustainability Report 2014 Sustainability Report 2013 Sustainability Report

We value a diverse workplace.

Workiva cultivates a work environment that encourages fairness, teamwork and respect among all employees. We value diversity of backgrounds, beliefs and interests, and we recognize them as an important source of intellectual thought, varied perspective and innovation.

We are firmly committed to maintaining a work atmosphere in which people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and interests may grow personally and professionally. Fostering a diverse workplace provides an inclusive environment for our employees, thereby increasing engagement, empowerment and satisfaction. We believe this environment best positions us to meet the needs of our customers.

Workiva focuses on recruiting, supporting and retaining diverse populations. Our efforts include: developing the Diversity and Inclusion Committee; hosting, sponsoring and recruiting diverse candidates; training employees and managers; and encouraging employee resource groups.