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Salesforce Names Autodesk's Hawkins as New CFO

He'll replace longtime CFO Graham Smith, who is retiring.

Cloud software company has a new CFO. The company today announced that it had hired Mark Hawkins, the former CFO at Autodesk, to replace Graham Smith, who announced his plans to retire in February.

Hawkins has been CFO at Autodesk since 2009. He’s joining Salesforce just as it has hit $5 billion in a year in annual revenue and has designs on growing that to $10 billion. His first official day on the job will be Aug. 1. He has also worked in finance jobs at Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Logitech.

While at Autodesk, Hawkins oversaw 50 acquisitions and was involved in the company’s shift of its business model toward a more cloud-centric approach based on subscriptions. He had served on the board of BMC Software until it went private.

Smith’s last day on the job — after Aug. 1 he will be an adviser to CEO Marc Benioff — will be March 31 of next year. He says he has no plans to be CFO anywhere else, but will be spending more time with family. After his stint at Salesforce is over, he’ll be looking to sit on a few more corporate boards.

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