1996

David Duffield ’62, MBA ’64

Founding Entrepreneur

Engineer, businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist David Duffield ’62, MBA ’64, founded PeopleSoft in 1987. He went on to launch another five companies, including Workday and Ridgeline. His broad support across the university enabled the construction of Cornell Engineering’s Duffield Hall. He was named Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year in 1996.