Dr. Charles M. Geschke
Dr. Charles M. Geschke
Co-founder, former chairman and retired president of Adobe Systems Incorporated
Dr. Charles Geschke was a founder of Adobe. He was our Chief Operating Officer from December 1986 until July 1994 and our President from April 1989 until his retirement in April 2000. He served as our Chairman of the Board from September 1997 to January 2017, sharing that office with John E. Warnock. Geschke 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.
 
As a co-founder of Adobe and its former President and Chief Operating Officer, Geschke has experience growing Adobe from a start-up to a large publicly traded company. His nearly 20 years of executive and technological leadership at Adobe provide the Board with significant leadership, operations and technology experience, as well as important perspectives on innovation, management development, and global challenges and opportunities. As former Co-Chairman and a member of the Board, Geschke has a strong understanding of his role as a director and a broad perspective on key industry issues and corporate governance matters.
Dr. John E. Warnock
Dr. John E. Warnock
Co-founder, former chairman and retired chief executive officer of Adobe Systems Incorporated
Dr. John Warnock was a founder of Adobe. Warnock served as our Chief Executive Officer from 1982 until December 2000. From December 2000 until his retirement in March 2001, Warnock served as our Chief Technical Officer. He served as Chairman of the Board from April 1989 to January 2017, sharing the position with Charles M. Geschke from September 1997 onwards. Warnock currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Salon Media Group, Inc. Warnock holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Utah, an M.S. in mathematics, and a B.S. in mathematics and philosophy from the University of Utah.
 
As a co-founder of Adobe and its former Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technical Officer, Warnock has experience growing Adobe from a start-up to a large publicly traded company. His nearly 20 years of executive and technological leadership at Adobe provide the Board with significant leadership, operations and technology experience, as well as important perspectives on innovation, management development, and global challenges and opportunities. As former Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Adobe and Chairman of the Board of Salon, Warnock has a strong understanding of his role as a director and a broad perspective on key industry issues and corporate governance matters.
 
Shantanu Narayen
Shantanu Narayen
Chairman, president and chief executive officer of Adobe Systems Incorporated
Shantanu Narayen currently serves as our Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. 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, 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. He was elected Chairman of the Board in January 2017. Narayen serves on the board of directors of Pfizer Inc., a multinational pharmaceutical corporation. He previously served as a director of Dell Inc. from September 2009 to October 2013, and as a member of the President’s Management Advisory Board from March 2011 to January 2017. Narayen holds a B.S. in electronics engineering from Osmania University in India, an 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.
 
As our Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer and as an Adobe employee for more than 19 years, Narayen brings to the Board extensive leadership and industry experience, including a deep knowledge and understanding of our business, operations and employees, the opportunities and risks faced by Adobe, and management’s current and future strategy and plans. In addition, his service on other boards gives him a strong understanding of his role as a director and a broad perspective on key industry issues and corporate governance matters.
Amy Banse
Amy Banse
Managing director and head of funds for Comcast Ventures and senior vice president of Comcast Corporation
Amy Banse serves as Managing Director and Head of Funds, Comcast Ventures and Senior Vice President, Comcast Corporation. 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. Banse joined Comcast in 1991 and spent the early part of her career at Comcast overseeing the development of Comcast’s cable network portfolio. 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.
 
As the Managing Director and Head of Funds for Comcast Ventures and Senior Vice President, Comcast Corporation, as well as her prior executive positions, including President of CIM, Banse has extensive executive leadership experience, as well as extensive knowledge of operational, financial and strategic issues. She also brings to the Board a deep expertise in global media and technology organizations in online business.
Edward W. Barnholt
Edward W. Barnholt
Retired chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Agilent Technologies
Edward Barnholt served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Agilent Technologies, Inc., 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, 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. Barnholt currently serves on the board of directors of eBay Inc., a global online marketplace, and as Chairman of the Board of KLA-Tencor Corporation, a provider of process control and yield management solutions. Barnholt holds a B.S. and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
 
As the former President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Agilent, as well as a former senior executive with Hewlett-Packard, Barnholt possesses significant leadership and operational experience, including on matters particularly relevant to companies with complex technology and international issues. As a board member of two other public companies, Barnholt also has strong corporate governance expertise and a global
business perspective.
Robert Burgess
Robert Burgess
Former chairman, Macromedia, Inc.
Robert 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, 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. 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. Burgess holds a B.Com. from McMaster University in Canada.
 
As the former Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Macromedia, as well as several other executive positions, Burgess has extensive executive leadership experience, as well as extensive knowledge of operational, financial and strategic issues. He also possesses significant experience with business issues in technology organizations as a result of his former executive roles. With more than 20 years’ experience as a board member of publicly traded companies, Burgess also has a broad understanding of the role and responsibilities of the Board and valuable insight on a number of significant issues in the technology industry.
Frank Calderoni
Frank Calderoni
President and chief executive officer, Anaplan, Inc.  
Frank Calderoni currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Anaplan, Inc. Prior to joining Anaplan in January 2017, he served as Executive Vice President, Operations and Chief Financial Officer at Red Hat, Inc. from June 2015 to December 2016. Until June 2015, he was an Executive Advisor at Cisco Systems Inc., a designer, manufacturer and seller of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry. From 2008 to January 2015, 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, 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. Calderoni currently serves on the boards of Nimble Storage, Inc., a flash storage solutions company, Palo Alto Networks, Inc., a network and enterprise security company, and Anaplan, Inc., a planning and performance management platform provider. Calderoni holds a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Fordham University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Pace University.
 
As a result of his positions at Cisco, as well as his past service as chief financial officer of publicly traded global technology companies, Calderoni brings to the Board abundant financial expertise that includes extensive knowledge of the complex financial and operational issues facing large global companies, and a deep understanding of accounting principles and financial reporting rules and regulations. He provides the Board and Audit Committee with significant insight into the preparation of financial statements and knowledge of audit procedures. Through his senior executive positions, Calderoni has demonstrated his global leadership and business acumen.
James E. Daley
James E. Daley
Retired, executive vice president, Electronic Data Systems Corporation; retired, co-chairman-operations and vice chairman-international, Price Waterhouse LLP
James Daley has been an independent consultant since his retirement in July 2003 from Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), an information technology service company. 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, Daley was with Price Waterhouse, L.L.P., an accounting firm, where he served as Co-Chairman-Operations and Vice-Chairman-International from 1988 to 1998. Daley holds a B.B.A. from Ohio University.
 
With more than 35 years of service with the international accounting firm Price Waterhouse, L.L.P., as well as his past service as the Chief Financial Officer of a publicly traded global technology company, Daley brings to the Board extensive expertise related to the business and financial issues facing large global technology corporations, as well as a comprehensive understanding of international business and corporate governance matters.
Laura Desmond
Laura Desmond
Former Chief Revenue Officer of Publicis Groupe
Laura 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, 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 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.
Dan Rosensweig
Dan Rosensweig
President and chief executive officer of Chegg.com
Dan 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, Rosensweig served as President and Chief Executive Officer of RedOctane, a business unit of Activision Publishing, Inc., a developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Prior to joining RedOctane in March 2009, Rosensweig was an Operating Principal at the Quadrangle Group, a private investment firm. Prior to joining the Quadrangle Group in August 2007, Rosensweig served as Chief Operating Officer of Yahoo! Inc., an Internet content and service provider, which he joined in April 2002. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Rosensweig was President of CNET Networks, Inc., an interactive media company, which he joined in October 2000. 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. Rosensweig holds a B.A. in Political Science from Hobart College.
 
As a result of his current executive position at Chegg.com, as well as his former positions as a senior executive at global media and technology organizations, Rosensweig provides the Board with extensive and relevant executive leadership, worldwide operations and technology industry experience.