Joseph Howell

Joseph Howell is Co-founder and Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives of Workiva Inc., and the author of a number of articles on financial reporting, audit committees and internal controls, and compliance. He also co-founded the SEC Professionals Group and the SOX & Internal Controls Professionals Group.


Prior to founding Workiva in 2008, Howell served as Chief Financial Officer for several public companies, including EMusic.com, Merix Corporation, and as Chief Accounting Officer and Acting Chief Financial Officer for Borland Software. He also served as Chief Financial Officer for several private companies, including Eid Passport and Webridge.


Howell is a certified public accountant (inactive) and earned a B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.S. in accounting from Eastern Michigan University.