NEWS1 March 2021

SurveyMonkey CFO departs

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US – Market research and survey feedback firm SurveyMonkey’s chief financial officer, Debbie Clifford, will leave the company this month for a similar role at software business Autodesk.


Clifford (pictured) had been at SurveyMonkey since 2019, and had previously worked at Autodesk for more than 13 years.

Zander Lurie, chief executive officer, will serve as interim chief financial officer until a permanent successor is found. SurveyMonkey has begun the recruitment process for the vacancy.

“For Debbie, returning to Autodesk, where she worked for 13 years, feels like going home,” Lurie said. “For us, it’s an opportunity to see one of our executives continue to thrive as chief financial officer of a Fortune 1,000 company.

“On behalf of our board of directors and management team, I thank her for her hard work and contributions.”