William Goodson to lead fed sales at Autodesk

William Goodson has joined Autodesk as vice president of sales for Autodesk Government, a unit of the company that has served federal, state and local government agencies for more than 24 years.

Autodesk is a provider of building information modeling, an emerging technology that involves creating a structure as a 3-D virtual model and linking it with data.

Goodson will be responsible for boosting Autodesk’s presence in the government market and managing the business in critical federal sectors, including defense, homeland security and civilian agencies. He will also be responsible for expanding Autodesk’s partnerships that support the federal government.

Goodson brings more than 20 years’ experience in public-sector sales and management.

Most recently, he was vice president of worldwide sales at Razorsight. Before that, he was managing director of North America and Canadian public-sector sales at Adobe, where he was responsible for building an enterprise sales organization.

He was also vice president of federal sales at PeopleSoft.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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