Carl Bass

Carl Bass

Former Chief Executive Officer of Autodesk

Director Since: May 2020
Independent
Box Committees: Nominating and Corporate Governance

  • Former President and Chief Executive Officer of Autodesk, Inc.
  • Director of Zendesk, Ouster, and Agile Growth Corp., a special purpose acquisition company

 

Mr. Bass served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Autodesk, Inc., a software company, from May 2006 to February 2017, and as Interim Chief Financial Officer from August 2014 to November 2014.

 

He has served on the board of directors of Zendesk, Inc., a provider of customer service software, since February 2016; Ouster, Inc, a lidar technology company, since February 2021; and Agile Growth Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, since February 2021. Mr. Bass previously served as a director of Autodesk, Inc. from January 2006 to June 2018; HP Inc., a provider of software and technology, from November 2015 to September 2017; and E2open, Inc., a software company, from July 2011 until it was acquired by Insight Venture Partners in March 2015.

 

Mr. Bass holds a B.A. in mathematics from Cornell University.

 

Mr. Bass was selected to serve on our Board of Directors because of his extensive executive leadership and corporate governance experience in the technology industry as well as his considerable expertise within enterprise IT and global operations.