Only Adobe gives everyone — from emerging artists to global brands — everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences. 
December 1982 by Charles Geschke and John Warnock
Corporate headquarters
San Jose, California, USA
October 1983 in California;
reincorporated in Delaware May 1997
Stock symbol
Initial public offering
August 20, 1986, at split-adjusted share price of US$.17
Fiscal 2016 Revenues: US$5.854 billion (FY ended Dec. 2, 2016)
More than 15,000 worldwide







Our solutions


Adobe Document Cloud

Adobe Document Cloud helps organizations drive business faster and deliver superior customer experiences, on any device, by making paper-based processes 100% digital. At the heart of Document Cloud is Acrobat DC, the world’s best PDF solution; Adobe Sign, the leading e-signature solution that allows anyone to sign and send documents from any device; and powerful companion mobile apps. Document Cloud offers integrations with industry leaders like Salesforce, Microsoft, Workday, Dropbox and Box, so people can work the way they’re accustomed to working.
  • In 2016, over 50 billion PDFs were opened in Adobe products alone.
  • Over 6 billion electronic and digital signature transactions are processed through Adobe Document Cloud every year.
  • Acrobat, together with Acrobat Reader, are used on over a billion mobile devices and desktops worldwide.
  • Documents created, signed, shared, and stored in Adobe Document Cloud drive a 90% cost savings and 91% reduction in environmental impact compared to paper-based processes.

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Adobe Creative Cloud

Creative Cloud delivers the world’s leading creative desktop tools, mobile apps, and services such as Adobe Stock images. It connects them seamlessly together with their assets through CC Libraries, enabling users to work effortlessly across desktop and mobile devices for connected creative workflows. Featuring apps such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator, Creative Cloud helps people produce their best work - and the value of membership increases all the time through exclusive product and service offerings and feature updates.

  • Over 90% of the world’s creative professionals use Photoshop.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud mobile apps have been downloaded over 150 million times.
  • Adobe Stock offers 60 million assets, including templates, 3D, 2 million stock videos and nearly 100,000 premium images.
  • Behance, Adobe’s online creative community, has over 6.6 million members. Creatives worldwide use Behance to showcase work and find inspiration.

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Adobe Marketing Cloud

Adobe Marketing Cloud empowers companies to use big data to effectively reach and engage customers with highly personalized marketing content across all digital touchpoints.
Eight tightly integrated solutions offer marketers a complete set of technologies for analytics, web and app experience management, testing and targeting, advertising, video, audience management, social engagement and campaign orchestration.
  • More than two-thirds of Fortune 50 companies use Adobe Marketing Cloud today, including 8 of the top 10 Internet retailers, all of the top 10 commercial banks, media companies and auto manufacturers.
  • 10 of the 10 largest agencies and 8 of the top 12 systems integrators built their digital marketing practices around Adobe Marketing Cloud.
  • In the last year, Adobe Marketing Cloud processed over 71 trillion transactions.
  • In 2016, Adobe predicted total online sales for Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday within 99% accuracy.


Shantanu Narayen
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Michael Dillon
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary 


Mark Garrett
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Bryan Lamkin
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Digital Media


Ann Lewnes
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer


Donna Morris
Executive Vice President, Customer and Employee Experience


Abhay Parasnis
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer 


Brad Rencher
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Digital Marketing 


Matt Thompson
Executive Vice President,
Worldwide Field Operations

Charles Geschke
John Warnock


Major acquisitions


TubeMogul, 2016

Livefyre, 2016

Fotolia, 2015

Neolane, 2013

Behance, 2012

Efficient Frontier, 2012

Day Software, 2010

Omniture, Inc., 2009

Macromedia, Inc., 2005

Aldus, 1994

Corporate Responsibility

We believe that creativity is the catalyst for positive change. Through our efforts, we inspire creativity in people who want to make a meaningful impact in the following areas:
Education — We support greater workforce diversity and inclusion by investing in the next generation of creatives and coders.
Sustainability — We foster a culture of conservation in our business, our people, our communities and our customers.
Community — We empower our people and partners to better our world.
Corporate Responsibility






Our core values


Sincere, trustworthy and reliable
Committed to creating exceptional experiences that delight our employees and customers
Highly creative and always striving to connect new ideas with business realities
Inclusive, open and actively engaged with our customers, partners, employees and the communities we serve


Industry recognition


#1 Computer Software company on “World's Most Admired Companies” list
FORTUNE Magazine, 2016
16 years on “100 Best Companies to Work For” list
FORTUNE Magazine

Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations

Corporate Knights, 2016
#9 "Best Places to Work, Employees' Choice" list
Glassdoor, 2017
“Top 100 Best Global Brands” list
Interbrand, 2016
#3 Greenest Company out of 500 publicly traded companies in America, #5 in the world
Newsweek Green Rankings, 2015

"World's Most Innovative Companies" list Forbes, 2016


World’s first corporation to achieve four Platinum-level Certications for Energy and Environmental Design Excellence

U.S. Green Building Council