TOP 100 GLOBAL SALES LEADERS 2021

Steve Blum

Chief Revenue Officer at Autodesk

 

Blum approaches his work and leads his team with what he calls an “expect to win” attitude based on confidence, determination, focus, and perseverance. “What inspires me both personally and professionally is focusing on purpose,” he said. “And my purpose is to help others achieve things they didn’t think were possible.” He loves acting as a coach, from coaching his son’s travel baseball team to mentoring his colleagues at Autodesk. In his 17 years at the software company, Blum has led the field operations team through a business model transition, implemented named account programs worldwide, administered a new partner channel framework, and introduced a customer success organization (the company’s first). CEO Magazine and SalesGym have featured Blum’s expert commentary on both leadership and sales.