The appointments were announced by Dave Duffield and Aneel Bhusri, Workday's co-founders and co-CEOs.
Jim Shaughnessy was named vice president, general counsel and secretary of the company, which is a recognized leader in enterprise solutions for global human resources, payroll and financial management. He now oversees the company's legal, corporate governance, security and compliance operations globally.
Debi Hirshlag was named vice president of human resources with responsibility for talent acquisition and development, compensation and benefits, and employee engagement programs.
Prior to joining Workday, Hirshlag served as vice president of worldwide HR at Flextronics, where she led its deployment of one of the world's largest rollouts of a core HR system in cloud computing. In addition, she managed an internal team of more than 500 HR professionals, implemented and ran global HR shared services, and managed the site-based HR and learning systems organizations for Flextronics' 200,000 workers around the globe.
She has also held HR leadership roles at Ariba Inc., Latitude Communications, and Trimble, holding earlier career roles at Amoco Corp., Pepsi-Cola and Seagate.
She holds a master's degree in labor and industrial relations from the University of Illinois and a bachelor's degree in industrial management from Carnegie Mellon University.
Shaughnessy has more than 25 years of experience as a strategic legal executive for companies including Compaq Computer Corp., HP, Lenovo Group Ltd., and PeopleSoft Inc. Just prior to joining Workday, he served as senior vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel at Orbitz Worldwide Inc.
He holds Juris Doctor and master's of public policy degrees from the University of Michigan and a bachelor's degree in political science from Northern Michigan University.