AMES, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$WK #100BestCos—Workiva (NYSE:WK), provider of the world’s leading connected reporting and compliance platform, today announced that the company’s Board of Directors has named Julie Iskow to be Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective October 1. Iskow will report to Marty Vanderploeg, Workiva Chief Executive Officer.
Iskow was previously Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Medidata Solutions (NASDAQ:MDSO), a leading technology and data platform for life sciences. She was responsible for developing and executing Medidata’s technology strategy and leading the teams that design, develop, deliver and support the company’s platform of cloud-based solutions, data analytics and AI capabilities. Iskow also serves on the Board of Directors of Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA).
Prior to Medidata, Iskow was Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President at WageWorks (NYSE:WAGE). Before joining WageWorks, she spent more than a decade in engineering and technology leadership positions, including Vice President of Engineering at Asyst Technologies and GW Associates.
“Julie has extraordinary experience leading and scaling technology companies that build and deliver SaaS platforms and services. Her vast product and software knowledge, her ability to lead cross-functional teams and her track record in creating operational excellence are rare and valuable,” said Marty Vanderploeg, CEO of Workiva. “I am thrilled that Julie will be leveraging our strengths as we lead our employees, customers and partners into the future.”
“Workiva’s success is built on the ingenuity of its platform, a deep understanding of its customers and an inclusive culture based on teamwork and trust,” said Iskow. “I feel privileged to be joining such an exceptional team, and I look forward to working together to scale the company and meet the exciting growth opportunities ahead.”
“This past year we improved operational efficiencies, focused our growth strategy and invested in key growth opportunities,” added Vanderploeg. “Julie will help take Workiva to the next level as we build more data integrations, increase adoption for more solutions and expand our platform internationally.”
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