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Marty Vanderploeg , President and Chief Executive Officer

Martin (Marty) J. Vanderploeg, Ph.D., is the president and chief executive officer of Workiva Inc., a $350 million cloud-based software technology company with an open, intelligent, and intuitive platform that simplifies complex work for global organizations. Marty co-founded Workiva to transform the way people manage and report business data.

As CEO, Marty is focused on developing the company’s vision and award-winning culture, which nurtures an innovative workplace enabling customers to confidently move their businesses forward. He has over 30 years of experience in scaling software companies from start-ups to private and public global enterprises.

Marty is known for his leadership in the technology sector, including developing computer assisted design software used in medical and forensic applications and as a technology entrepreneur. Prior to serving as CEO, Vanderploeg served as president and chief operating officer of Workiva and its predecessor (Webfilings).
Previously, Marty co-founded Engineering Animations Inc. (EAI) and served as the company’s chief technology officer. As CTO, he led EAI’s’ development of computer graphics tools used in crime scene reconstruction, 3D animations of human anatomy, CAD applications in automotive design and computer games as well as other applications. EAI was acquired in 2000 by Unigraphics Solutions (now part of Siemens USA).

Marty was a tenured professor of mechanical engineering at Iowa State University and has authored 19 publications in the area of design optimization and vehicle dynamics, mechanical engineering software applications, biomechanics and graphic animation. He was the founder and director of the Iowa State University Visualization Laboratory. Marty has a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University.

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Julie Iskow , 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.

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Jill Klindt , Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Jill Klindt, Workiva’s Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, was formerly the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer. In her previous role, Jill was responsible for Workiva’s global corporate accounting, tax strategy, treasury, procurement and enterprise risk management. 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.

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Jeff Trom , 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.

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Mitz Banarjee , 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.

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