R. Scott Herren is the chief financial officer and senior vice president at Autodesk, the company that makes software for people who make things. Herren is responsible for Autodesk’s global financial strategy including operations, corporate development, financial systems, tax and treasury as well as the company’s procurement organizations. While at Autodesk, Herren has orchestrated Autodesk’s business-model transformation – shifting from selling perpetual licenses to selling subscriptions.
Prior to joining Autodesk in 2014, Herren was senior vice president of finance at Citrix Systems where he led the company’s finance, accounting, tax, treasury, investor relations, real estate and facilities teams and held a variety of leadership roles during his 14-year tenure. Before joining Citrix, Herren spent 15+ years in senior strategy and financial positions at FedEx and IBM.
Herren currently serves on the board of directors of Proofpoint, Inc., and also serves as a member of Proofpoint’s audit committee. He holds a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Columbia University.