The speculation is over. Autodesk no longer has Schrödinger’s CEO. Elon Musk has missed out, the winner is…
Andrew “Baked Beans” Anagnost!
The other obvious internal candidate, Amar Hanspal, has decided to leave the company. Resigned on the spot, so I’m told. As the financial rewards for winning the CEO race are akin to winning the lottery, coming second must have been a major disappointment to product guy Amar, who I first met when he was helping to drive the hugely successful Release 14 program. Best wishes to Amar for the future and congratulations to Andrew.
In this welcome video, Andrew talks a lot about products; he seems to be trying to shake off the “marketing guy” image.
Andrew wants to hear from you, though:
And to our partners and our customers, I’m looking forward to listening to all of you as well, and understanding what you love and what you would like to improve about Autodesk.
I know Andrew reads this blog, so go ahead and let him know what you love and what you would like to improve.