David Burggraaf joins Workfront as new CTO

Burggraaf, who previously served as senior vice-president of engineering at Instructure, will take on responsibility for leading Workfront product engineering, security, operations and IT as CTO.

“Building a system of record for work management enables companies to tap into the rich data they create about work and people, turning that into competitive advantage,” said Burggraaf. “I’m excited to join Workfront because the vision starts with helping people do their best work, and when individuals are doing great work, companies succeed.”

The new CTO has over 30 years’ experience in global enterprise technology, 15 of which were spent across executive positions at Instructure, FamilySearch and Microsoft.

Additonally, Burggraaf spent 12 years as an engineer and then an engineering leader at Microsoft, working on product teams for Windows, BackOffice, Exchange, and Enterprise Tools.

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While in charge of Enterprise Tools engineers, he implemented the tools .Net, SQL and Biztalk to Microsoft’s workflow platforms and products.

Alex Shootman, CEO of Workfront, said: “David is a proven leader, with a track record of cultivating strong teams of talented engineers and developing a culture of innovation built on trust and accountability.

“His technical expertise and experience scaling organisational structure will support Workfront’s continued growth and leadership in enterprise work management.

“We are excited to welcome David to our team.”

Burggraaf won the Utah Technology Council‘s ‘CTO of the Year’ award in 2018.