Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mark believes that bold decision-making and transparency are critical to transforming and growing a company. Under his guidance, Adobe has completed the fastest transition to a cloud-based subscription model among companies in the software industry. A “people’s CFO” with an MBA in organizational behavior, Mark is just as comfortable talking about numbers as he is about leading and developing teams. In 2015, the Silicon Valley Business Journal named him “Public Company CFO of the Year,” and Institutional Investor magazine ranked him No. 1 in the Best Software CFO category by sell-side analysts.
While in college, Mark hoped to become a veterinarian, but quickly found out that accounting, not organic chemistry, was the right fit for him.
If Mark were not at Adobe, he would be an architect designing buildings.
In the media
2/11/16 Financial Times – Paul Hastings Series on Tomorrow’s Global Business (session video – “Leaders in Corporate Innovation”)
12/15/15 Institutional Investor Magazine (click “Best CFOs” and “Best IR” links to view awards - login required)
12/04/15 Silicon Valley Business Journal – Public Company CFO of the Year: Adobe CFO found career after veering away from chemistry
Q&A with McKinsey: Reborn in the Cloud
Mark Garrett and VP for business operations and strategy Dan Cohen were featured in a Q&A with McKinsey’s Kara Sprague in “Reborn in the Cloud.” They shared their perspectives on Adobe’s business transformation to the cloud, in particular how Adobe got the new Creative Cloud business model off the ground, where we are today, and how the lessons learned along the way apply to executives in every industry.