Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK)

About Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK)

Company Description:


Autodesk, Inc. specializes in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software. Known for pioneering computer-aided design (CAD) software, Autodesk's diverse product portfolio serves professionals across the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, education, and entertainment industries.

The company was founded by John Walker, Dan Drake, and Greg Lutz in 1982. Autodesk is headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA, maintaining a significant presence in the global technology sector.


Main Product(s):


Autodesk's product range includes AutoCAD, a flagship CAD software, along with an extensive array of software for 3D modeling, engineering, simulation, and digital prototyping. They also offer software for Building Information Modeling (BIM), cloud-based design and manufacturing solutions, and media and entertainment visual effects software.


Short History of Autodesk, Inc:


  • 1982 – Autodesk was founded by John Walker, Dan Drake, and Greg Lutz.
  • 1985 – The company went public on NASDAQ.
  • 1990s – Expansion into digital content creation software.
  • 2002 – Acquisition of Revit Technology Corporation, marking a significant step into the BIM software market.
  • 2017 – Andrew Anagnost was appointed CEO, focusing on a subscription-based business model.
  • 2020s – Continued expansion into cloud-based solutions and artificial intelligence integration.

Key Executives:

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Dr. Andrew AnagnostPresident, CEO & Director1.11MN/A1965
Ms. Deborah L. CliffordExecutive VP & CFO787kN/A1974
Mr. Steven M. BlumExecutive VP & COO797.58kN/A1966
Ms. Ruth Ann KeeneExecutive VP, Corporate Affairs, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary865.45kN/A1970
Ms. Rebecca PearceExecutive VP & Chief People Officer523.47kN/A1978
John WalkerFounderN/AN/AN/A
Dan DrakeFounderN/AN/AN/A
Greg LutzFounderN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Stephen W. HopeVP & Chief Accounting OfficerN/AN/A1968
Ms. Venmal ArasuExecutive VP & CTON/AN/A1970

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