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Adobe Inc (ADBE.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Shantanu Narayen

54 2017 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Mark Garrett

60 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

John Murphy

49 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Abhay Parasnis

43 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Ann Lewnes

56 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Dana Rao

2018 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Bryan Lamkin

57 2015 Executive Vice President, General Manager - Digital Media

Bradley Rencher

44 2017 Executive Vice President, General Manager - Digital Experience

Scott Belsky

37 2017 Chief Product Officer - Creative Cloud and Executive Vice President

Donna Morris

50 2016 Executive Vice President - Customer and Employee Experience

Matthew Thompson

59 2013 Executive Vice President - Worldwide Field Operations

David Ricks

50 2018 Director

Amy Banse

58 2012 Independent Director

Edward Barnholt

74 2005 Independent Director

Robert Burgess

60 2005 Independent Director

Frank Calderoni

60 2012 Independent Director

Laura Desmond

52 2012 Independent Director

Charles Geschke

78 2017 Independent Director

Daniel Rosensweig

56 2009 Independent Director

John Warnock

77 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Shantanu Narayen

Mr. Shantanu Narayen is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He joined Adobe in January 1998 as Vice President and General Manager of our engineering technology group. In January 1999, he was promoted to Senior Vice President, Worldwide Products, and in March 2001 he was promoted to Executive Vice President, Worldwide Product Marketing and Development. In January 2005, Mr. Narayen was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer, and effective December 2007, he was appointed our Chief Executive Officer and joined our Board of Directors. In January 2017, he was named our Chairman of the Board. Mr. Narayen serves on the board of directors of Pfizer, a multinational pharmaceutical corporation. He previously served as a director of Dell Technologies Inc. from September 2009 to October 2013. Mr. Narayen holds a B.S. in Electronics Engineering from Osmania University in India, a M.S. in Computer Science from Bowling Green State University and an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

Mark Garrett

Mr. Mark S. Garrett is no longer Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company., effective April 9, 2018. Mr. Garrett joined Adobe in February 2007 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Garrett served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Software Group of EMC Corporation, a products, services and solutions provider for information management and storage, from June 2004 to January 2007, his most recent position since EMC's acquisition of Documentum, Inc., an enterprise content management company, in December 2003. Mr. Garrett first joined Documentum as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 1997, holding that position through October 1999 and then re-joining Documentum as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2002. Mr. Garrett is also a director of Pure Storage, Inc., the Adobe Foundation, and the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose.

John Murphy

Mr. John F. Murphy is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He was Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller of the Company. Prior to joining Adobe, Mr. Murphy served as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller of Qualcomm Incorporated from September 2014 to March 2017. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of DIRECTV Inc. from November 2007 until August 2014, and Vice President and General Auditor of DIRECTV from October 2004 to November 2007. Prior to joining DIRECTV he worked at several global companies, including Experian, Nestle, and Atlantic Richfield (ARCO), in a variety of finance and accounting roles. He served as Director of DirecTV Holdings LLC from November 2007 until August 2014. Mr. Murphy serves on the Corporate Advisory Board of the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He holds an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, a B.S. in Accounting from Fordham University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Abhay Parasnis

Mr. Abhay Parasnis is Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of the Company. Mr. Parasnis joined Adobe in July 2015 as Senior Vice President of Adobe's Cloud Technology & Services organization and Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining Adobe, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Kony, Inc. from March 2013 to March 2015. From January 2012 to November 2013, Mr. Parasnis was a Senior Vice President and later Strategic Advisor for the Oracle Public Cloud at Oracle. Prior to joining Oracle, he was General Manager of Microsoft Azure AppFabric at Microsoft from April 2009 to December 2011.

Ann Lewnes

Ms. Ann Lewnes is Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. Ms. Lewnes joined Adobe in November 2006 and currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to joining Adobe, Ms. Lewnes spent 20 years at Intel Corporation, where she was Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Ms. Lewnes is a board member of Mattel, The Ad Council, and the Adobe Foundation.

Dana Rao

Mr. Dana Rao is Executive Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. Rao has more than 20 years of legal experience. During his six-year tenure at Adobe overseeing Adobe's intellectual property and litigation teams, Rao has managed the company's litigation efforts as well as its patent, trademark and copyright portfolio strategies. Prior to Adobe, Rao was with Microsoft for 11 years, serving in a variety of roles including Associate General Counsel of Intellectual Property and Licensing, where he oversaw all patent matters for Microsoft's entertainment and devices division. Rao started his career as a patent attorney at Fenwick & West. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University and a J.D. from George Washington University, where he graduated Order of the Coif.

Bryan Lamkin

Mr. Bryan S. Lamkin is Senior Vice President, General Manager - Digital Media of the Company. He rejoined Adobe in February 2013 as Senior Vice President, Technology and Corporate Development. From June 2011 to May 2012, Mr. Lamkin served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Clover, a mobile payments platform. Prior to Clover, Mr. Lamkin co-founded and served as the Chief Executive Officer of Bagcheck, a sharing and discovery platform, from June 2010 to May 2011. From April 2009 to June 2010, Mr. Lamkin served as Senior Vice President of Consumer Products and Applications at Yahoo!, a global technology company providing online search, content and communication tools. From May 2008 to April 2009, Mr. Lamkin served as Executive in Residence at Sutter Hill Ventures. Mr. Lamkin previously was with Adobe from 1992 to 2006 and held various senior management positions including Senior Vice President, Creative Solutions Business Unit.

Bradley Rencher

Mr. Bradley Rencher is Executive Vice President, General Manager - Digital Experience of the Company. Mr. Rencher serves as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Adobe's Digital Experience business unit. Mr. Rencher joined Omniture, Inc. in January 2008 as Vice President of Corporate Development and was promoted to Senior Vice President of Business Operations prior to Adobe's acquisition of Omniture in 2009. Following the acquisition he joined Adobe as Vice President of Business Operations. Mr. Rencher was promoted to Vice President and General Manager, Omniture business unit in 2010 and subsequently to Senior Vice President in 2011. Prior to joining Omniture, Mr. Rencher was a member of the technology investment banking team at Morgan Stanley from 2005 to 2008 and a member of the investment banking team at RBC Capital Markets from 1998 to 2004. Mr. Rencher is a director of Pluralsight and the Utah Symphony.

Scott Belsky

Mr. Scott Belsky Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President - Creative Cloud of the Company. Prior to joining Adobe in December 2017, Belsky was a venture investor at Benchmark in San Francisco from February 2016 to December 2017. Prior to Benchmark, Belsky led Adobe's mobile strategy for Creative Cloud from December 2012 to January 2016, having joined the company through the acquisition of Behance. Belsky co-founded Behance in 2006 and served as its CEO for over 6 years. He is an early advisor and investor to Pinterest, Uber, and Warby Parker among other early-stage companies, and co-founded and serves on the Board of Prefer, a referrals platform that empowers the careers of independent professionals. Mr. Belsky serves on the advisory board of Cornell University's Entrepreneurship Program and is President of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum board of trustees.

Donna Morris

Ms. Donna Morris is Executive Vice President - Customer and Employee Experience of the Company. Ms. Morris currently serves as Executive Vice President of Adobe's Global Customer and Employee Experience organization. Ms. Morris joined Adobe as Senior Director of Global Talent Management in April 2002 through the acquisition of Accelio Corporation, a Canadian software company, where she served as Vice President of Human Resources and Learning. In December 2005, Ms. Morris was promoted to Vice President, Global Human Resources Operations and subsequently to Senior Vice President, Human Resources in March 2007. Ms. Morris is a director of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Adobe Foundation.

Matthew Thompson

Mr. Matthew A. Thompson is Executive Vice President - Worldwide Field Operations of the Company. Mr. Thompson joined Adobe in January 2007 as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations. In January 2013, he was promoted to Executive Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations. Prior to joining Adobe, Mr. Thompson served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Borland Software Corporation, a software delivery optimization solutions provider, from October 2003 to December 2006. Prior to joining Borland, Mr. Thompson was Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Field Operations for Marimba, Inc., a provider of products and services for software change and configuration management, from February 2001 to January 2003. From July 2000 to January 2001, Mr. Thompson was Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Calico Commerce, Inc., a provider of eBusiness applications. Prior to joining Calico, Mr. Thompson spent six years at Cadence Design Systems, Inc., a provider of electronic design technologies. While at Cadence, from January 1998 to June 2000, Mr. Thompson served as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Field Operations and from April 1994 to January 1998 as Vice President, Worldwide Professional Services. Mr. Thompson is a board member of NCR Corporation.

David Ricks

Mr. David A. Ricks is Director of the company. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Eli Lilly and Company and became chairman of the Eli Lilly and Company board of directors in June 2017. Prior to January 2017, Ricks served as president of Lilly Bio-Medicines. From 2009 to 2012, he served as president of Lilly USA, the company's largest affiliate. Ricks served as president and general manager of Lilly China, operating in one of the world's fastest-growing emerging markets, from 2008 to 2009. He was general manager of Lilly Canada from 2005 to 2008, after roles as director of Pharmaceutical Marketing and National Sales director in Canada. Ricks joined Eli Lilly and Company in 1996 as a business development associate and held several management roles in U.S. marketing and sales before moving to Lilly Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University and an MBA from Indiana University.

Amy Banse

Ms. Amy L. Banse is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Banse serves as Managing Director and Head of Funds, Comcast Ventures and Senior Vice President, Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company. Prior to this role, she was President of Comcast Interactive Media (CIM), a division of Comcast responsible for developing Comcast's online strategy and operating Comcast’s digital properties, including Fandango, Xfinity.com and Xfinitytv.com. Ms. Banse joined Comcast in 1991 and spent the early part of her career at Comcast overseeing the development of Comcast's cable network portfolio. Ms. Banse serves on the board of directors of The Clorox Company, a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products. She received a B.A. from Harvard and a J.D. from Temple University School of Law.

Edward Barnholt

Mr. Edward W. Barnholt is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Barnholt served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Agilent Technologies, a measurement company, from March 1999 to March 2005 and as its Chairman of the Board from November 2002 until his retirement in March 2005. From 1990 to 1999, Mr. Barnholt served in several executive positions at Hewlett-Packard Company, a computer and electronics company, including serving as Executive Vice President and General Manager of its Measurements Organization. Mr. Barnholt currently serves on the board of directors of eBay, a global online marketplace, and as Chairman of the Board of KLA-Tencor Corporation, a provider of process control and yield management solutions. Mr. Barnholt holds a B.S. and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Robert Burgess

Mr. Robert Kenneth Burgess is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Burgess has been an independent consultant since December 2005. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Macromedia, Inc., a provider of Internet and multimedia software, from November 1996 to January 2005. He also served on the board of directors of Macromedia from November 1996 until December 2005, as Chairman of the Board of Macromedia from July 1998 until December 2005 and as Executive Chairman of Macromedia from January 2005 until December 2005, when Macromedia was acquired by Adobe. Prior to joining Macromedia, Mr. Burgess held key executive positions at Silicon Graphics, Inc., a graphics and computing company, and from 1991 to 1995 served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Alias Research, Inc., a publicly traded 3D software company, prior to its acquisition by Silicon Graphics. Mr. Burgess currently serves on the boards of NVIDIA Corporation, a provider of programmable graphics processing technologies, and Rogers Communications Inc., a diversified communications and media company. He previously served on the board of IMRIS Inc. from September 2010 to November 2013. Mr. Burgess holds a B.Com. from McMaster University in Canada.

Frank Calderoni

Mr. Frank A. Calderoni is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Calderoni currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Anaplan, a planning and performance management platform provider. Prior to joining Anaplan in January 2017, he served as Executive Vice President, Operations and Chief Financial Officer at Red Hat from June 2015 to December 2016. Until June 2015, he was an Executive Advisor at Cisco, a designer, manufacturer and seller of IP-based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry. From 2008 to January 2015, Mr. Calderoni served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Cisco, managing the company’s financial strategy and operations. He joined Cisco in 2004, where he held various VP level operations roles, from QLogic Corporation, a storage networking company where he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer for SanDisk Corporation, a flash data storage company. Before joining SanDisk, Mr. Calderoni spent 21 years at IBM, a global services, software and systems company, where he became Vice President and held controller responsibilities for several divisions within the company. Mr. Calderoni currently serves on the board of Palo Alto Networks, Inc., a network and enterprise security company. Mr. Calderoni holds a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Fordham University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Pace University.

Laura Desmond

Ms. Laura B. Desmond is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Desmond has been a member of Adobe’s Board of Directors since 2012. She is currently Founder/CEO of Eagle Vista Partners, a strategic advisory and investment firm focused on marketing and digital technology. Prior to this, she was the Chief Revenue Officer of Publicis Groupe, a group of global marketing, communication and business transformation companies from December 2016 to December 2017. From 2008 to December 2016 she was the Global Chief Executive Officer of Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG), a global marketing and media services company which is part of the Publicis Groupe. Prior to her appointment as Global Chief Executive Officer in 2008, Ms. Desmond was Chief Executive Officer of SMG - The Americas from 2007 to 2008 where she managed a network spanning the United States, Canada and Latin America. She was Chief Executive Officer of MediaVest, based in New York, from 2003 to 2007, and from 2000 to 2002 she was Chief Executive Officer of SMG’s Latin America group. Ms. Desmond previously served as a director of Tremor Video, Inc. from January 2012 to September 2013. She holds a B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Iowa.

Charles Geschke

Dr. Charles M. Geschke, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Geschke was a founder of Adobe and served as our Chairman of the Board from September 1997 to January 2017, sharing that office with Dr. John E. Warnock. Dr. Geschke was our Chief Operating Officer from December 1986 until July 1994 and our President from April 1989 until his retirement in April 2000. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University as well as an M.S. in Mathematics and an A.B. in Classics, both from Xavier University.

Daniel Rosensweig

Mr. Daniel L. Rosensweig is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Rosensweig is currently President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors of Chegg.com, an online textbook rental company. Prior to joining Chegg.com in February 2010, Mr. Rosensweig served as President and Chief Executive Officer of RedOctane, a business unit of Activision Publishing, a developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Prior to joining RedOctane in March 2009, Mr. Rosensweig was an Operating Principal at the Quadrangle Group, a private investment firm. Prior to joining the Quadrangle Group in August 2007, Mr. Rosensweig served as Chief Operating Officer of Yahoo!, which he joined in April 2002. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Mr. Rosensweig was President of CNET Networks, Inc., an interactive media company, which he joined in October 2000. Mr. Rosensweig served for 18 years with Ziff-Davis, an integrated media and marketing services company, including roles as President and Chief Executive Officer of its subsidiary ZDNet, from 1997 until 2000 when ZDNet was acquired by CNET. Mr. Rosensweig served on the board of directors of Time Inc., a media company comprised of many global news and culture brands, from June 2017 to January 2018. Mr. Rosensweig holds a B.A. in Political Science from Hobart College.

John Warnock

Dr. John E. Warnock, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Company. Dr. Warnock was a founder of Adobe and was our Chairman of the Board from April 1989 to January 2017. From September 1997 to January 2017, he shared the position of Chairman with Dr. Charles M. Geschke. Dr. Warnock served as our Chief Executive Officer from 1982 until December 2000. From December 2000 until his retirement in March 2001, Dr. Warnock served as our Chief Technical Officer. Dr. Warnock currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Salon Media Group. Dr. Warnock holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, an M.S. in Mathematics, and a B.S. in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Utah.

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