Box Announces Appointment of Carl Bass, Former President and CEO of Autodesk, to Its Board of Directors


REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Box (NYSE:BOX), a leader in cloud content management, today announced the appointment of Carl Bass to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Most recently, Bass was the President and CEO of Autodesk and prior to that, he served as the chief technology officer and chief operations officer at Autodesk. Bass currently serves on the board of directors of leading technology companies like Zendesk, Built Robotics, and Planet Labs.

“Carl led Autodesk through an exciting period of growth and transformation, and he is a fantastic addition to our Board,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. “Carl’s years of operational experience building one of the defining software companies will be invaluable as we execute on our strategy to drive product innovation and profitable growth as we scale.”

“Box has built the industry leading cloud content management platform and as work environments continue to evolve globally, they have an incredible opportunity to reshape how businesses of all sizes operate,” said Carl Bass. “I know first-hand that great software can empower creativity and reshape the way entire industries work. I’m thrilled to bring my experience building large software businesses and working with leaders to deliver value and innovation for customers to the exceptional team at Box.”

Background on Carl Bass

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. He then co-founded Buzzsaw which was acquired by Autodesk in 2001. Bass serves on the boards of directors of leading technology companies across multiple sectors, including Zendesk, Built Robotics, Planet Labs, and Zoox.

He also serves on the board of trustees of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum 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.

About Box

Box (NYSE:BOX) is a leading Cloud Content Management platform that enables organizations to accelerate business processes, power workplace collaboration, and protect their most valuable information, all while working with a best-of-breed enterprise IT stack. Founded in 2005, Box simplifies work for leading organizations globally, including AstraZeneca, General Electric, JLL, and Morgan Stanley. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. To learn more about Box, visit To learn more about how Box powers nonprofits to fulfill their missions, visit

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