Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) announced R. Scott Herren will join the company as senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective November 1, 2014.
Herren, who is currently serving as senior vice president of finance at Citrix, will bring 30 years of financial, strategic and operational experience to Autodesk. He will be based in San Francisco and report to Autodesk President and Chief Executive Officer Carl Bass.
“I am excited Scott has agreed to join Autodesk and look forward to having him on the team,” said Bass.
Herren has spent the past 14 years at Citrix, a leader in mobile workspaces, virtualization, networking and cloud services. He currently leads the company’s finance, accounting, tax, treasury, investor relations, real estate and facilities teams. Prior to his current role, Herren held a variety of leadership roles at Citrix including vice president and managing director for EMEA and vice president and general manager of the company’s virtualization systems group. Before joining Citrix in 2000, he spent 16 years in senior strategy and financial positions at FedEx and IBM.
“At Citrix, I spent time studying Autodesk and its move to a cloud and subscription model, and so had insight into the company and was impressed with what I saw,” said Herren. “I’m thrilled to join Autodesk and this fantastic senior leadership team during this exciting time.”