On September 21, PeopleSoft founder David Duffield stepped down as chief executive of the struggling business software maker. The 12-year-old company announced that president and chief operations officer Craig Conway would take on the additional role of chief executive officer. Duffield will remain chairman of PeopleSoft's board.
company. Conway came to PeopleSoft in May of this year from OneTouch Systems (San Jose, California), which dealt with broadcast networks and distance learning. Conway also spent eight years at PeopleSoft's rival Oracle (Redwood Shores, California), as a vice president, in a variety of roles, including Marketing, Sales, and Operations. Market Impact Conway brings to PeopleSoft a serious corporate image that was sometimes lacking in the laid-back Duffield, who prided himself on having created a company