You could consider Pete Schlampp a serial “builder”—he’s built handfuls of products, three companies, dozens of teams, and, in his spare time, he’s pretty handy in the workshop with a metal lathe and a MIG welder. He has experience spanning startups and large enterprises, in the U.S. and abroad—which gives him the ability to spot disruption and get everyone on the same page about how to capitalize on it.
Joining through Workday’s acquisition of Platfora in 2016, Pete quickly made his mark through the development of Workday Prism Analytics, which became the fastest-growing product in Workday history. He stepped into his role as executive vice president of product development in December 2019, leading the team and supporting Workday customers through a critical year marked by the pandemic, widespread recognition of social injustice, and political change.
Despite his 20-plus-year career, he wasn’t always on the high-tech path. His desire to help people took him on a brief detour to medical school early on. But, as the internet age dawned, he saw an amazing opportunity to make a different sort of impact on people’s lives. He packed up his car, left medical school, and came to Silicon Valley to build products. After