Autodesk Announces Executive Leadership Team Hires
"We are thrilled to welcome both Debbie and Raji – two dynamic and accomplished executives – to Autodesk," said
Clifford, who currently serves as chief financial officer at SurveyMonkey, returns to Autodesk – where she spent 13 years in various financial leadership roles – and brings with her expanded financial, strategic and operational experience. She will oversee all aspects of Autodesk's finance, accounting, tax, treasury, operations and investor relations teams. Clifford serves on the board of Harmonic, a video technology and services company, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the
"Accepting the CFO position at Autodesk is like coming home," said Clifford. "I'm excited to reconnect with the exceptionally talented finance organization and help accelerate the next phase of Autodesk's growth. Autodesk's leadership in design and make and its incredible culture positions the company well for continued success. I am thrilled to be back and can't wait to get started."
Arasu will join Autodesk from Intuit, where she serves as senior vice president of platform engineering. She will oversee and be responsible for Autodesk's technology strategy and ensure alignment against long-term innovation priorities and short-term technology imperatives. Arasu will replace current Autodesk CTO
Arasu has received public recognition for technology leadership, promoting diversity, and mentoring women to be successful leaders in technology. She serves on the board of directors for NIC Inc. and MediaAlpha Inc.
"Autodesk has long been one of the world's most innovative companies and I'm thrilled for the challenge and opportunity to lead a world-class team of technologists," said Arasu. "It's an exciting time to join the company as we seek to deliver solutions that enable our customers to make an impact and achieve better outcomes for their products, their businesses, and the world."
The company also reported FY21 Q4 financial results today. See here for more info.
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