• Pleasanton, CA, USA

In 2005, software visionaries Aneel Bhusri and Dave Dueld met at the Jax Truckee Diner outside of form a start-up—one that would sell cloud-based applications for nance and HR. The two longtime founded PeopleSoft in 1987 and served as the company's CEO and chairman of the board. Aneel ha PeopleSoft, including senior vice president of product strategy. On that day in 2005, they resolved to the enterprise software market. The result is Workday.