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Steve Blum

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Steve Blum

Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Services

Steve Blum is Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Services at Autodesk, Inc.

In this role, he is responsible for driving sales worldwide of Autodesk solutions into the AEC, Engineering, Natural Resources & Infrastructure, Manufacturing, and Media & Entertainment industries as well as to customers within Emerging Markets.

He also oversees the company’s consulting, premium support, named account, subscription, emerging market and channel programs around the world.

Prior to this position, Blum was Senior Vice President of Americas Sales at Autodesk.  Under his leadership, revenue in the Americas more than doubled to over $700M.  Blum is also credited with developing and implementing a partner channel framework and major account program that were expanded globally after their initial success in the Americas.  In 2010, 2011 and 2012, he was recognized by CRN Magazine as a CRN Channel Chief.  

Before joining Autodesk, Blum was Executive Vice President of Sales and Account Management for Parago, Inc., where he was responsible for sales of all products and support of all clients. He grew the national client base from 14 to 125 and expanded revenues from $19M to $26M.

Blum also held several sales positions of increasing responsibility at Mentor Graphics. His was Vice President of America’s sales, where he grew business from $200M to $250M during his tenure. He also served as Director of Consulting worldwide and Director of Americas Field Marketing.   

Before joining Mentor Graphics, Blum held engineering and sales positions at Advanced Micro Devices and NCR Corporation where he earned a patent for developing a testing technique to evaluate undershoot and overshoot resistances in programmable logic devices.   

Blum holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida.