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EXECUTIVE BIOS

Steve Blum

Steve Blum

Senior Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations

As the leader of Autodesk’s Worldwide Field Operations, Steve is responsible for Autodesk sales and customer success.  He has instilled what he calls an “expect to win” attitude in his team, which is a mindset built around confidence, determination, focus and perseverance.  Steve expects his teams to have a vision of the customer’s success, a game plan to achieve it, and the drive to make it happen. 

Steve also believes teams can expect to win and accomplish great things by working together.  He has experienced this firsthand in his 30-year career in technology.  Since joining Autodesk in 2003, Steve has led the field organization through the company’s business model transition, introduced Named Account programs worldwide, implemented a new partner channel framework, and established the company’s first Customer Success organization.  Prior to Autodesk, Steve held leadership positions with Parago, Inc, Mentor Graphics, Advanced Micro Devices and NCR Corporation.

Steve has not always been a “sales guy.” Steve holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida, and he got his professional start as an engineer.  He earned a patent for developed a testing technique to evaluate undershoot and overshoot resistances in programmable logic devices. 

With a crazy travel schedule, Steve is on the road more than in his office and home in Texas.  But he always makes time for family, even if it means getting on another plane with his wife to see his kids.  His two adult children have started their careers and now seek out dad for advice.  Steve loves hearing about their experiences and seeing them learn and grow professionally.