Carl M. Eschenbach

Co-CEO at Workday

Carl Eschenbach is co-CEO at Workday. He is also on the company’s board of directors, which he has been a member of since 2018.

Prior to Workday, Carl was a general partner at Sequoia Capital, a venture capital firm, since April 2016. Previously, Carl spent 14 years at VMware, Inc., a global virtual infrastructure software provider, in various roles including as president, chief operating officer, acting chief financial officer, and executive vice president of worldwide field operations. Prior to joining VMware in 2002, Carl held various sales management positions with Inktomi, 3Com Corporation, Lucent Technologies Inc., and EMC.

Throughout his career, Carl has been an active board member for leading technology companies including Aurora Innovation, Inc., Palo Alto Networks, Inc. Snowflake, Inc., UiPath, Inc., and Zoom Video Communications, Inc. Carl also continues to stay involved with Sequoia in a venture partner capacity.

Carl received an Electronics Technician diploma from DeVry University.



  • Co-CEO

    December, 2022 - present

  • Independent Director

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