Brandon Ziegler Named General Counsel of Workiva

February 27, 2020

AMES, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 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 Brandon Ziegler to be Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Workiva, effective March 16. Ziegler will report to Marty Vanderploeg, Chief Executive Officer of Workiva.

Ziegler was previously Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary at Medidata Solutions, a leading technology and data platform for life sciences. Prior to Medidata, Brandon was head of ADP’s legal department for multinational corporations as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel. Brandon has extensive legal experience in global corporate development, corporate governance and commercial transactions.

Brandon succeeds Troy Calkins, Workiva Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary, who plans to retire from his role as a company executive on May 31.

“I am grateful to Troy for his leadership and his knowledgeable advice in securities law and corporate governance, which helped us scale from a small, private start-up through our IPO and onto a global stage,” said Vanderploeg. “We will miss Troy, and we wish him the best in his retirement.”

“Brandon brings the skills and experience that we need to keep growing our company,” added Vanderploeg. “As we expand the next generation of the Workiva platform in more markets and more countries, Brandon’s extensive background in global corporate development and operations will be important to our success.”

About Workiva

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