Carl Bass spent 24 years at Autodesk, where he held a series of executive positions including chief technology officer and chief operations officer. From 2006 until 2017, he served as CEO.
Prior to joining Autodesk, Bass co-founded Ithaca Software, which was acquired by Autodesk in 1993. Bass serves on the boards of directors of Zendesk, Formlabs, Built Robotics, Zoox, Planet Labs, Bright Machines and as chairman of the board of Velo3D; on the board of trustees of the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Art Center College of Design and California College of the Arts; and on the advisory boards of Cornell Computing and Information Science, UC Berkeley School of Information and UC Berkeley College of Engineering.
Bass holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Cornell University and spends his time building things — from chairs and tables to boats and, most recently, an autonomous electric go-kart and some robots.