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Julie Iskow

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Julie Iskow

Julie Iskow

President and Chief Operating Officer

Biography

 

Julie Iskow is president and chief operating officer of Workiva Inc., the company that delivers the world's leading cloud platform for regulatory, financial, and ESG reporting. Julie is an engineer, technologist, and strategic operator, whose innovation-first mindset has helped solve Workiva customers’ biggest challenges. A product-driven innovator, Julie has brought a valuable customer perspective to Workiva’s cloud-native technology platform and has been a leader in the SaaS industry for more than two decades. Her innovation-first mindset has allowed her to define Workiva’s global growth strategy and align on commercial operations goals, including enterprise-wide product development, platform innovation, sales, marketing, service delivery, and customer success. Workiva’s proven track record of success enables the company to serve over 75% of the Fortune 500 companies.  

Julie joined Workiva in 2019 as EVP and COO, building upon an extensive career in product development, optimizing operations, and scaling enterprise SaaS companies with strong, profitable growth. An early proponent of the SaaS business model and its power to transform how business operates, Julie has driven progress at the corporate as well as advisory board levels. Before joining Workiva, Julie served as EVP and CTO at Medidata Solutions, creator of cutting-edge SaaS technology and analytics solutions for life sciences. At Medidata, Julie developed a strategy to productively and efficiently build out the platform, products, technologies, and enterprise applications—quickly scaling the company and contributing to its $5.8B strategic sale in 2019. During Julie’s tenure as CTO, Medidata’s customers covered 18 of the world’s 25 top pharmaceutical companies. 

Prior to Medidata, she was the senior vice president of product development and CIO at WageWorks, a SaaS platform for consumer directed benefits solutions. She expanded the product and technology organizations, and led teams to deliver secure, high-performing, scalable solutions, and support services for the SaaS platform—accessed by millions of users. Together with executive peers, Julie guided WageWorks through an IPO in 2012. Before WageWorks, she spent over a decade in engineering and technology leadership positions, responsible for automation and robotics software used in high-tech manufacturing.

Julie currently serves on the board of directors of Workiva (NYSE:WK). She has previously been named among InformationWeek’s Elite 100, and holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Science  from the University of California, Davis.

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