Jeff Kinder is chief digital officer at Autodesk, the global leader in design and make software solutions. Kinder is responsible for Autodesk’s digital platforms and customer experience, creating the connective tissue between the company’s customers, products, and data. Digital platforms include e-commerce, operations, data, subscriber, and licensing, along with enterprise IT applications. In his role, Kinder leads Autodesk’s business model transformation from selling perpetual licenses to growth through subscriptions and consumption.
Prior to joining Autodesk in 2018, Kinder led large-scale, customer-focused digital transformations across a range of industries. Most recently, he was head of consumer products and global marketplaces at OpenTable. Before that, Kinder helped lead a digital transformation at JP Morgan Chase, the largest bank in the United States, where he was president of Chase Offers and head of digital products including Chase.com and the Chase mobile app. Prior to that, Kinder was senior vice president at Yahoo responsible for products including the company’s flagship home page, as well as Yahoo Finance, Sports, News, Entertainment, Shopping, Travel, Autos, Real Estate, and Small Business. Before joining Yahoo, Kinder spent more than 10 years in senior roles at Cendant Corporation, Adventureseek, and the Boston Consulting Group. Early in his career, Kinder served as an officer in the US Navy.
Kinder is currently on the board of directors of Switchfly, Inc. He previously served on the boards of Carlson Wagonlit Travel as well as Yahoo7, an Australian joint venture between Yahoo and 7 Media Group. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.