51 - 150 in alphabetical order of CVC unit: Mark Peek, managing director and co-head, Workday Ventures

Mark Peek assumed his current role as managing director and co-head of Workday Ventures, the corporate venturing arm of enterprise software provider Workday, in 2018 and he oversees the unit’s investments in emerging enterprise technologies.

San Francisco-based Workday Ventures was launched to help accelerate the growth of early-stage ventures that are complementary to the parent company’s focus on enterprise technology. The unit runs a $250m investment fund which supports startups in areas such as financial management, analytics, collaboration, intelligent automation, mixed reality and the blockchain.

Since being set up four years ago, Workday Ventures has made 61 investments and realised 12 exits, including the sale of AI-driven recruitment platform Mya Systems to StepStone in May 2021. Recent deals a lead role on the venture round for Pipeline Equity, a software developer which helps businesses improve performance by closing the gender pay gap, and participation in the $100m series C round for incentive-management platform CaptivateIQ.

Peek has been with Workday since 2015, initially as chief financial officer and then as co-president. Prior to joining the company, Peek served as co-president and chief financial officer at VMware, a cloud infrastructure business, leading the firm’s IPO and helping to build finance and business-operations infrastructure as the company scaled to become a large enterprise software provider.

Previous roles include seven years at Amazon.com as chief accounting officer and 10 years as a partner at Deloitte. Peek graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from Minnesota State University.