Carl Bass

President & CEO of Autodesk

Mr. Bass served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Autodesk, Inc. from May 2006 to February 2017. Mr. Bass joined Autodesk in September 1993, and served as Interim Chief Financial Officer from August 2014 to November 2014 and August 2008 to April 2009. From June 2004 to April 2006, Mr. Bass served as Chief Operating Officer. From February 2002 to June 2004, Mr. Bass served as Senior Executive Vice President, Design Solutions Group.

From August 2001 to February 2002, Mr. Bass served as Executive Vice President, Emerging Business and Chief Strategy Officer. From June 1999 to July 2001, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of, Inc., a spin-off from Autodesk. Mr. Bass has also held other executive positions within Autodesk. Mr. Bass has served on the board of directors of HP, Inc. since November 2015 and Zendesk, Inc. since February 2016. Mr. Bass served on the boards of directors of McAfee, Inc., from January 2008 until it was acquired by Intel Corporation in February 2011, and E2open, Inc. from July 2011 until it was acquired by Insight Venture Partners in April 2014. Mr. Bass brings to the Board extensive experience in the technology industry and has spent nearly two decades in management roles within Autodesk. As our former President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Bass possesses a deep knowledge and understanding of Autodesk's business, operations, and employees; the opportunities and risks we face; and management's strategy and plans for accomplishing Autodesk's goals. His service on the boards of directors of HP, Zendesk, McAfee and E2open provided Mr. Bass with a strong understanding of his role as a director. Pursuant to Mr. Bass' transition and separation agreement, Autodesk has agreed to nominate Mr. Bass to serve as a member of the Board until the 2018 annual meeting of stockholders of Autodesk.