Our executive management team has scaled software companies from start-ups to private and public global enterprises.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Vanderploeg served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Workiva and its predecessor since cofounding the company in 2008. He has over 30 years of experience in mechanical engineering and building and scaling technology companies. Mr. Vanderploeg was also 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.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Ms. Iskow was previously Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Medidata Solutions. Prior to Medidata, she was Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President at WageWorks. Before joining WageWorks, she spent more than a decade in engineering and technology leadership positions. Ms. Iskow currently serves on the Board of Directors of Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA). She has a B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.S. from the University of California, Davis.
Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer
Prior to Workiva, Mr. Banarjee was Director of Client Services at Yodle (acquired by Web.com in 2016). Previously, he managed customer relationship teams at AT&T and AOL. He has a B.A. in Information Systems from the University of Lincoln in England, UK.
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Ms. Klindt serves as Workiva's Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer. She is responsible for Workiva’s global finance, corporate accounting, tax strategy, treasury, procurement and enterprise risk management functions. Her career spans more than 20 years of extensive experience in financial management and business leadership. Prior to joining Workiva in 2008, she held finance and accounting positions at Wells Fargo Financial, CitiMortgage and Principal Residential Mortgage.
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.
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Previously, Mr. Ziegler served as Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary at Medidata Solutions, a leading technology and data platform for life sciences. He brings to Workiva over 20 years of experience in corporate governance, M&A, securities, venture financing, commercial negotiation, privacy and international law.