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Andrew Anagnost

Executive bios

Andrew Anagnost

Senior Vice President, Business Strategy & Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer

A member of CEO executive staff, Andrew Anagnost has more than 20 years of product, business and marketing experience that he brings to leadership of Business Strategy and Marketing for Autodesk.  As chief marketing officer, he is responsible for overall marketing direction and resources for the company including the company’s business strategy and marketing, business model transformation and evolution.

Prior to this role, Dr. Anagnost was Vice President of Product Suites, Web Services & Subscription (SWSS) organization where he drove strategy and business development for the Design Suite Family and the Subscription offering. He was responsible for defining the business model that is helping to transform Autodesk from a desktop software provider to a hybrid desktop and online solutions provider.

Dr. Anagnost began his career at Autodesk as Partners Program Manager in 1997. During the six years that followed, Dr. Anagnost assumed the positions of senior director of marketing, director of new business development and director of product management. He was then transitioned to the role of senior director of marketing in early 2003 and promoted to senior director of CAD, CAE, and ETO products later that same year. In 2007, he was named Vice President of CAD/CAE products for the manufacturing division.

Prior to joining Autodesk, Dr. Anagnost was employed at Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company as a composite structures engineer and later worked as a propulsion installation engineer. After leaving Lockheed, he completed a doctorate degree at Stanford University and worked at NASA Ames Research Center as an NRC post-doctoral fellow. After his fellowship, Dr. Anagnost held positions in sales and product management for the venture funded simulation vendor EXA Corporation.

Dr. Anagnost holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the California State University, and holds both an MS in Engineering Science and a PhD in Aeronautical Engineering and Computer Science from Stanford University.