Dr. Charles M. Geschke
Dr. Charles M. Geschke
Co-founder, former chairman and retired president of Adobe
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
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
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.
James E. Daley
James E. Daley
Lead Director
Retired, executive vice president, Electronic Data Systems Corporation; retired, co-chairman-operations and vice chairman-international, Price Waterhouse LLP
James Daley has served as Adobe’s Lead Director since January 2017. He 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.
Amy Banse
Amy Banse
Managing director and head of funds, Comcast Ventures
Amy Banse has over 27 years of experience investing in, acquiring and building companies at Comcast. As Senior Vice President of Programming Investments from 1996 to 2004, she oversaw the development of Comcast’s cable network portfolio, leading investments in E!, The Golf Channel and the Company’s regional sports networks (now the NBC Sports networks) and launching Sprout (now Universal Kids).  She was the founder and president of Comcast’s digital media division, Comcast Interactive Media, from 2004 to 2011, driving the acquisition of a number of digital properties, including Fandango, and, together with her team, overseeing the development of Xfinity TV.  Her transition to venture capital came in 2011 when she moved to San Francisco to head up the company’s venture capital arm, Comcast Ventures.  Under her leadership, Comcast Ventures has expanded its team and geography to include offices in New York and Los Angeles and has grown the size and diversity of its portfolio, making it one of the country’s most active corporate venture arms.  Today, Comcast Ventures invests in early and later stage companies across a wide spectrum of categories, including commerce, digital media, cybersecurity, SaaS, enterprise, and autonomous vehicles.  In addition to serving on the Adobe board, Banse is on the board of portfolio companies Nextdoor, TuneIn and Quantifind, and also serves on the boards of The Clorox Company and the nonprofit Tipping Point Community.
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 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.
Laura Desmond
Laura Desmond
Former chief revenue officer of Publicis Groupe
Laura Desmond has been a member of Adobe's Board of Directors since 2012. She is currently Founder/CEO of Eagle Vista Partners, a strategic advisory and investment firm focused on marketing and digital technology, and an Operating Partner in the Media & Technology Practice at Providence Equity Partners, a private equity investment firm. Prior to this, she was the Chief Revenue Officer of Publicis Groupe, a group of global marketing, communication and business transformation companies, from December 2016 to December 2017. From 2008 to December 2016, she was the Global Chief Executive Officer of Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG), a global marketing and media services company which is part of 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 previously served as director of Tremor Video, Inc. from January 2012 to September 2013. She currently serves on the board of directors of Syniverse, DoubleVerify and Capgemini SE. 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.
Leeny Oberg
Leeny Oberg
Chief financial officer, Marriott International 
Leeny Oberg has served as the CFO of Marriott International since 2016.  Prior to that role, she was the CFO for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott, where she contributed significantly to the brand’s performance, growth and organizational effectiveness.  Ms. Oberg has held a range of financial leadership positions with Marriott since first joining the company in 1999, including an assignment in London as senior vice president, International Project Finance and Asset Management for Marriott in EMEA.  Her experience also includes financial leadership roles at Sodexo (previously Sodexo Marriott Services), Sallie Mae, Goldman Sachs and Chase Manhattan Bank.  Ms. Oberg earned a degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia, McIntyre School of Business and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. With her experience in corporate finance and development, Ms. Oberg brings to the Adobe Board expertise in finance and capital allocation strategy, corporate planning, merger and acquisition strategy, as well as international growth planning.
Dheeraj Pandey
Dheeraj Pandey
Founder, CEO & chairman, Nutanix 
Dheeraj Pandey co-founded Nutanix, a global leader in enterprise cloud software and hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, in 2009 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and as the Chairman of its board of directors.  Prior to founding Nutanix, Mr. Pandey was the vice president of engineering at Aster Data (now Teradata), where he helped build and lead its product and engineering teams.  His professional experience also includes leadership and software engineering roles at Oracle Corporation, Zambeel, Inc., and Trilogy Software, Inc.  He has been recognized with several prestigious industry awards including Dell’s Founders 50 and the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year, Silicon Valley.  Mr. Pandey holds a degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin. He was a Graduate Fellow of Computer Science in the University of Texas at Austin Ph.D. program. With his experience in the technology industry as a global executive leader and technologist, Mr. Pandey brings to the Adobe Board engineering expertise, an in-depth understanding of the enterprise technology landscape, and valuable insight on growing a company from a start-up to a publicly traded company.
Dave Ricks
Dave Ricks
Chief executive officer of Eli Lilly and Company 
Dave Ricks currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Eli Lilly and Company and became Chairman of the Eli Lilly and Company Board of Directors in June 2017.  Prior to January 2017, Mr. Ricks served as President of Lilly Bio-Medicines.  From 2009 to 2012, he served as President of Lilly USA, the company’s largest affiliate. Mr. Ricks served as President and General Manager of Lilly China, operating in one of the world’s fastest-growing emerging markets, from 2008 to 2009. He was general manager of Lilly Canada from 2005 to 2008, after roles as Director of Pharmaceutical Marketing and National Sales Director in Canada. Mr. Ricks joined Eli Lilly and Company in 1996 as a Business Development Associate and held several management roles in U.S. marketing and sales before moving to Lilly Canada.  He currently serves on the board of directors of Elanco Animal Health, Inc., an animal health care company providing products and services for companion and food animals. Mr. Ricks earned a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University and an MBA from Indiana University.
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. Mr. Rosensweig served on the board of directors of Time Inc., a media company comprised of many global news and culture brands, from June 2017 to January 2018. Mr. 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, Mr. Rosensweig provides the Board with extensive and relevant executive leadership, worldwide operations and technology industry experience.