Jan Becker, CHRO of the Year Nominee
SVP Human Resources
As Autodesk’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Jan Becker is responsible for worldwide Human Resources, Corporate Real Estate, Facilities, and Community Relations.
Becker was promoted to Vice President from her position as the Senior Director of HR for the Design Solutions Division in 2000. She also managed the HR Future team, a group focused on helping Autodesk transform itself into a new-economy company. Becker joined Autodesk in 1992. Her initial role was to create a worldwide training and leadership development function for Autodesk while simultaneously serving as the Human Resources Director for the Americas. In 1997, Becker became the HR Business Partner for one of the core divisions of Autodesk, while continuing to lead the Training and Organization Development activities for the company.
Before joining Autodesk, Becker held a variety of senior management positions at Sun Microsystems. Initially, she managed the Compensation and Benefits group and then served as the Director of Sun University. Prior to her time at Sun, Becker worked as the Management Development Manager for Activision and prior to that spent five years in Digital Equipment Corporation in Europe, first in Switzerland and then in the UK as Human Resources Manager. She began her career as an HR Information Systems Specialist for Hewlett-Packard.
Becker, a Chicago native, graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
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