Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Our tools and services allow our customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time and achieve greater business success.
We help our customers make, manage, measure and monetize their content across every channel and screen.
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 2014 revenue: US$4.147 billion (FY ended December 28, 2014)
More than 13,000 worldwide







Our solutions


Adobe Document Cloud

Adobe Document Cloud enables people to manage critical documents at work, at home and across mobile devices with an integrated set of services for creating, reviewing, approving, signing and tracking documents from anywhere.
At the heart of Document Cloud is Adobe Acrobat DC, the world’s best PDF solution, which offers a stunning, touch-enabled interface, powerful companion mobile apps and e-signing capabilities.
  • Over 100 million agreements have been processed with Adobe EchoSign.
  • In 2014, over 50 billion PDFs were opened in Adobe products alone.
  • There are up to 400,000 installs per day of Acrobat Reader, just from the three major app stores.
  • A document signed, shared and stored in Document Cloud has a 91% smaller environmental footprint than it would printed on paper — and it costs 90% less.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Creative Cloud delivers the world’s leading creative desktop apps, a growing family of integrated mobile apps, expert training and access to a dynamic community where creatives can find inspiration and opportunity.
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 has shipped over 1,000 new and enhanced features to members since Creative Cloud was introduced in 2012.
  • Adobe video streaming technologies are powering new mobile experiences from major broadcasters, cable companies and “over-the-top” content providers.
  • Mobile apps powered by Adobe Digital Publishing Solution have delivered 223 million digital content publications to consumers since the solution was launched in 2010.

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 9 of the top 10 Internet retailers, all of the top 10 commercial banks and all of the top 5 media companies and top 5 auto manufacturers.
  • 8 of the 10 largest agencies and 8 of the top 12 systems integrators built their digital marketing practices around Adobe Marketing Cloud.
  • In 2014, Adobe Marketing Cloud processed over 30.4 trillion transactions, including 2.5 trillion mobile transactions.
  • In 2014, Adobe predicted total online sales forThanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday within 1% accuracy.


Shantanu Narayen
President and Chief Executive Officer

Michael Dillon
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary 


Mark Garrett
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Bryan Lamkin
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Media


Ann Lewnes
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer


Donna Morris
Senior Vice President, Customer and Employee Experience


Abhay Parasnis
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer 


Brad Rencher
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Marketing 


Matt Thompson
Executive Vice President,
Worldwide Field Operations

Chairmen of the Board

Charles Geschke
Founder and Chairman of the Board
John Warnock
Founder and Chairman of the Board


Major acquisitions


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 ignite creativity in the next generation of digital media makers and coders so they can innovate, grow our economies and make a real social impact.
Sustainability — We foster a culture of sustainability, working to preserve natural resources throughout our business operations.
Community — We empower change agents in our communities by investing in our employees’ and partners’ best ideas for solving social problems where they live and work.
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


#3 Greenest Company out of 500 publicly traded companies in America, #5 in the world
Newsweek Green Rankings, 2015
15 years on “100 Best Companies to Work For” list
FORTUNE Magazine
6 years on “World’s Most Ethical Companies” list
Ethisphere Institute, 2015
"World's Most Innovative Companies" list
Forbes, 2015
“Top 100 Best Global Brands” list
Interbrand, 2015
#6 on India’s “Best Companies to Work For” list
Great Places to Work Institute, 2014
#21 on “Bay Area's Top Corporate Philanthropists” list
San Francisco Business Times, 2013
#3 Computer Software company on “World's Most Admired Companies” list
FORTUNE Magazine, 2015
World’s first corporation to achieve four Platinum-level Certications for Energy and Environmental Design Excellence
U.S. Green Building Council