Autodesk Names Two New Board Members

12 Dec, 2007

Financial veteran Betsey Nelson and sales and marketing professional Sean Maloney join the group.

Autodesk announced that it has appointed Betsey Nelson and Sean Maloney to the company's board of directors.

"It's a great pleasure to welcome Betsey Nelson and Sean Maloney to our board of directors," said Carol Bartz, executive chairman of the board of Autodesk. "Betsey's deep financial knowledge, coupled with her experience in corporate development and operations, and Sean's international experience in managing sales and marketing on a global basis will provide an additional valuable dimension to an already strong board. We look forward to their contributions and commitment to helping Autodesk maintain the reputation we've developed for high standards and delivering excellent shareholder value."

Nelson joins Autodesk's board after more than 20 years in the technology and digital media markets. From 1997 to 2005, she served as executive vice-president, chief financial officer, and member of the board of directors of Macromedia, a Web-development software company acquired by Adobe in 2005. During her tenure at Macromedia, Nelson was responsible for leading the company's operational and administrative functions, including business development, customer care, finance, investor relations, information technology, legal, operations, and real estate.

Prior to Macromedia, Nelson spent eight years at Hewlett-Packard, where she held various positions in international finance and corporate development. Previously, she worked as an economist with the firm of Robert Nathan Associates in Washington, DC. In addition to her appointment to the Autodesk Board of Directors, Nelson currently serves as an independent director on the boards of CNET Networks, MarketLive, and SuccessFactors.

Maloney is executive vice-president, general manager of the sales and marketing group, and chief sales and marketing officer for Intel Corporation. He has been with Intel since 1982. Maloney began his Intel career in its European headquarters, first as Intel UK's manager of applications engineering, then as country manager of Intel UK and director of marketing for Intel Europe. From 1992 to 1995, Maloney served as technical assistant to Andrew S. Grove, chairman and chief executive of Intel.

In 1995, Maloney moved to Hong Kong to manage Intel's sales and marketing activities in Asia Pacific. In 1998, he returned to the United States to become head of Intel's worldwide sales organization. He was promoted to senior vice-president in 1999 and executive vice-president in 2001. He took over as head of Intel Communications Group (ICG) later that year and became co-manager with David Perlmutter of the Mobility Group in 2004. In July 2006, Maloney was appointed chief sales and marketing officer.

In addition to Autodesk, Maloney is a member of the board of directors for the National Committee on United States-China Relations.