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Adobe Systems Inc (ADBE.OQ)

ADBE.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Shantanu Narayen

53 2017 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Mark Garrett

59 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Abhay Parasnis

42 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Ann Lewnes

55 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Bryan Lamkin

56 2015 Executive Vice President, General Manager - Digital Media

Bradley Rencher

43 2016 Executive Vice President, General Manager - Digital Marketing

Donna Morris

49 2016 Executive Vice President - Customer and Employee Experience

Matthew Thompson

58 2013 Executive Vice President - Worldwide Field Operations

John Murphy

48 2017 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Michael Dillon

58 2012 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Richard Rowley

60 2006 Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller

James Daley

75 2017 Lead Independent Director

Amy Banse

58 2012 Independent Director

Edward Barnholt

74 2005 Independent Director

Robert Burgess

59 2005 Independent Director

Frank Calderoni

60 2012 Independent Director

Laura Desmond

51 2012 Independent Director

Charles Geschke

77 2017 Independent Director

Daniel Rosensweig

55 2009 Independent Director

John Warnock

76 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Shantanu Narayen

Mr. Shantanu Narayen is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Narayen currently serves as our President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. 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 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 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He 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.

Abhay Parasnis

Mr. Abhay Parasnis is 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. She is a board member of Mattel, The Ad Council, and the Adobe Foundation.

Bryan Lamkin

Mr. Bryan S. Lamkin is Senior Vice President, General Manager - Digital Media of the Company. Mr. Lamkin currently serves as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Digital Media. Mr. Lamkin 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 Marketing of the Company. 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, He 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.

Donna Morris

Ms. Donna Morris is Executive Vice President - Customer and Employee Experience of the Company. 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. She 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 currently serves as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations. 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, He 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 Appirio and the Special Olympics Northern California.

John Murphy

Mr. John F. Murphy has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company, with effect from March 20, 2017. Mr. Murphy has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Qualcomm Incorporated since September 2014. 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 a number of companies, including Experian, Nestle, and Atlantic Richfield (ARCO), in a variety of finance and accounting roles.

Michael Dillon

Mr. Michael A. Dillon is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Mr. Dillon Prior to joining Adobe, Mr. Dillon served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Silver Spring Networks, a networking solutions provider, from November 2010 to August 2012. Before joining Silver Spring Networks, Mr. Dillon served in various capacities at Sun Microsystems, a diversified computer networking company, prior to its acquisition by Oracle Corporation. While at Sun Microsystems, from April 2006 to January 2010, Mr. Dillon served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, from April 2004 to April 2006, as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, and from July 2002 to March 2004 as Vice President, Products Law Group. From October 1999 until June 2002, Mr. Dillon served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of ONI Systems Corp, an optical networking company. He is a board member of the Adventure Cycling Association and the Adobe Foundation.

Richard Rowley

Mr. Richard T. Rowley, CPA, is Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller of the Company. Mr. Rowley joined Adobe in November 2006 and currently serves as Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer. Prior to joining Adobe, Mr. Rowley served as Vice President, Corporate Controller, Treasurer and Principal Accounting Officer at Synopsys, Inc., a semiconductor design software company, from December 2002 to September 2005 and from 1999 to December 2002, Mr. Rowley served as Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer. From 1994 to 1999, he was served in several finance-related positions at Synopsys. Mr. Rowley is a certified public accountant. On October 5, 2016, Richard Rowley notified Adobe of his decision to retire as Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Adobe following 10 years of service. It is expected Mr. Rowley will retire from this role during the first quarter of fiscal year 2017.

James Daley

Mr. James E. Daley is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Daley has served as our Lead Director since January 2017. Mr. Daley has been an independent consultant since his retirement in July 2003 from Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), an information technology service company. Mr. Daley served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of EDS from March 1999 to February 2003, and as its Executive Vice President of Client Solutions, Global Sales and Marketing from February 2003 to July 2003. From 1963 until his retirement in 1998, Mr. Daley was with Price Waterhouse, where he served as Co-Chairman-Operations and Vice-Chairman-International from 1988 to 1998. Mr. Daley holds a B.B.A. from Ohio University where he served for over twenty years as a Trustee of The Ohio University Foundation, including Chairing the Foundation's Board of Trustees from 1997 to 2002. Mr. Daley also served as a member of the Board of Directors of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America for seventeen years where he Chaired the Board's Human Resources & Compensation Committee and the Product & Distribution Committee for a number of years.

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 K. 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 and is a Canadian citizen.

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 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 boards of Nimble Storage, Palo Alto Networks, and Anaplan. 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 an independent member of Adobe’s Board of Directors since 2012. She was most recently the Chief Revenue Officer of Publicis Groupe, a group of global marketing, communication and business transformation companies from December 2015 to December 2016. From 2008 to December 2015, 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 and she currently serves on the board of directors of Syniverse. Ms. Desmond also serves as an advisory board member to Madison Wells Media and Uptake Technologies, Inc. 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 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 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 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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