Super Tuesday: New CFOs for Workday, Revlon, Cracker Barrel

At Workday, new finance chief Robynne Sisco continues a long working relationship with former CFO Mark Peek, now co-president.
Katie Kuehner-HebertApril 12, 2016

Three companies — Workday, Revlon, and Cracker Barrel — on Tuesday all named new chief financial officers.

Robynne Sisco, who joined Workday in 2012 as chief accounting officer, is now CFO of the enterprise software company. Sisco will continue to report to co-president Mark Peek, who had been continuing in the finance-chief role in addition to the new position he took on last June.

Sisco joined Workday in August 2012 from VMware, where Peek had been CFO until May 2012.

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“I look forward to continuing to work closely with Robynne as Workday’s leadership position in finance and HR cloud applications and our focus on customer satisfaction move us closer to achieving our profitability goals of $3 billion in revenue and beyond,” Peek said in a news release.

Workday’s leadership position to date has been more on the HR side, serving more than 1,000 customers. The company says it now has approximately 200 customers on board for its suite of finance applications. About half of those have fully implemented the finance functionality, while the other half are in the midst of deploying it, according to a spokesperson.

When CFO interviewed Peek in January 2014, Workday had about 60 customers for the finance suite, which the company has continued to develop and expand since then.

Sisco was chief accounting officer and corporate controller at VMware, before which she was chief accounting officer at VeriSign and assistant controller at Oracle. She’s also held senior finance roles at Visa, General Electric, and Ford.

At Revlon, the board elected Juan Figuereo as CFO, effective immediately. He most recently served as finance chief at NII Holdings, from October 2012 to October 2015, and before that he ran finance at Newell Rubbermaid from 2009 to 2012 and at beverage firm Cott from 2007 to 2009.

Cracker Barrel said that Jill Golder would join the company as CFO on April 25 but not take on the responsibilities of the position until June 6, after the completion of her on-boarding process. Until then Lawrence Hyatt will continue to serve as CFO, and he will assist with the transition until his previously announced retirement in July, after the end of the company’s fiscal year.

Golder most recently served as CFO of Ruby Tuesday. Before that she was at Darden Restaurants for 23 years.