Meet our Board of Directors

Dr. John E. Warnock

Dr. John E. Warnock

Co-founder, former chairman and retired chief executive officer of Adobe

 

Dr. Warnock was a founder of Adobe and was our Chairman of the Board from April 1989

to January 2017. From September 1997 to January 2017, he shared the position of Chairman

with Dr. Geschke. Dr. Warnock served as our Chief Executive Officer from 1982 until

December 2000. From December 2000 until his retirement in March 2001, Dr. Warnock

served as our Chief Technical Officer. Dr. Warnock holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering,

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, Chief Technical Officer and

Chairman of the Board, Dr. 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 and Chairman of the board of Salon, Dr. Warnock has a strong understanding of his

role as a director and a broad perspective on key industry issues and corporate governance

matters.

 

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Shantanu Narayen

Shantanu Narayen

Chairman, president and chief executive officer of Adobe

 

Mr. Narayen currently serves as our President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the

Board. 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, Mr. Narayen was

promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer, and effective December 2007, he was

appointed our Chief Executive Officer and joined our Board. In January 2017, he was named

our Chairman of the Board. Mr. Narayen holds a B.S. in Electronics Engineering from

Osmania University in India, a 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 President, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board and as an Adobe

employee for more than 20 years, Mr. 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.

 

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Frank Calderoni

Frank Calderoni

Lead director
President and chief executive officer, Anaplan, Inc.

 

Mr. Calderoni currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Anaplan, a

planning and performance management platform provider. Prior to joining Anaplan in

January 2017, he served as Executive Vice President, Operations and Chief Financial Officer

at Red Hat from June 2015 to December 2016. Until June 2015, he was an Executive Advisor

at Cisco, a designer, manufacturer and seller of IP-based networking and other products

related to the communications and information technology industry. From 2008 to

January 2015, Mr. 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, Mr. 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. Mr. 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 position at Anaplan, as well as his past service as chief financial officer of

publicly traded global technology companies, Mr. 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, Mr. Calderoni has

demonstrated his global leadership and business acumen.

Amy Banse

Amy Banse

Senior Advisor, Comcast Corporation

 

Ms. Banse currently serves as Senior Advisor to Comcast Corporation, a global media and

technology company where she previously held the positions of Executive Vice President,

Comcast Corporation, and Managing Director and Head of Funds, Comcast Ventures. Prior

to that role, Ms. Banse 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. She joined Comcast

in 1991 and spent the early part of her career at Comcast overseeing the development of

Comcast's cable network portfolio. She received a B.A. from Harvard and a J.D. from

Temple University School of Law.

 

As the former Managing Director and Head of Funds for Comcast Ventures and Executive

Vice President, Comcast Corporation, as well as her prior executive positions, including

President of CIM, Ms. Banse has extensive executive leadership experience and extensive

knowledge of financial and strategic issues. She also brings to the Board a deep expertise

in global media and technology organizations in online business.

Amy Banse

Melanie Boulden

Chief Marketing Officer, Coca-Cola North America

 

Ms. Boulden currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer of Coca-Cola North America

(CCNA) and provides oversight to its multibillion dollar portfolio that includes brands like

Coca-Cola, Sprite, Smartwater and Honest Tea. Prior to her role as Chief Marketing Officer

of CCNA, Ms. Boulden was President of the Stills Business Unit and led CCNA’s water,

active hydration, tea and coffee businesses. Before joining Coca-Cola in August 2019, Ms.

Boulden was the global head of Marketing and Brand Management at Reebok, where she

reignited Reebok’s connection to pop culture, entertainment, fitness and fashion. She also

served as senior vice president of Global Marketing at Crayola and spent several years at

Kraft Foods and Henkel Consumer Goods in various marketing and general management

positions. She has been recognized as one of Ad Age’s 2019 U.S. Women to Watch. Ms.

Boulden holds a B.S. from Iowa State University and an M.B.A. from The University of Iowa.
 

With her current role as Chief Marketing Officer of CCNA, together with her previous roles

crafting some of the world’s most well-known brands, Ms. Boulden brings to the Board

extensive experience and deep expertise in global marketing and brand management.

 

James E. Daley

James E. Daley

 

Mr. Daley has been an independent consultant since his retirement in July 2003 from

Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), an information technology service company.

Mr. 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,

Mr. Daley was with Price Waterhouse, where he served as Co-Chairman-Operations and

Vice-Chairman-International from 1988 to 1998. From 1985 to 1997 he was a member of

the U.S. firm's Policy Board and from 1990 to 1998 a member of the firm's World Board. Mr.

Daley holds a B.B.A. from Ohio University where he served for over twenty years as a

Trustee of The Ohio University Foundation, including Chairing its Board of Trustees from

1997 to 2002.

 

With more than 35 years of service with the international accounting firm Price

Waterhouse, as well as his past service as the Chief Financial Officer of a publicly traded

global technology company, and his board level experience with Price Waterhouse, The

Guardian Life Insurance Company of America and The Ohio University Foundation, Mr.

Daley brings to the Board extensive expertise related to the business, operational and

financial issues facing large global technology corporations, as well as a comprehensive

understanding of international business, regulatory compliance and corporate governance

matters.

Laura Desmond

Laura Desmond

Founder and CEO, Eagle Vista Partners

 

Ms. Desmond is currently Founder and 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 the Publicis Groupe. Prior to her appointment as Global

Chief Executive Officer in 2008, Ms. 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. She holds a B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Iowa.

 

With her extensive experience as a strategist, consultant and investor working with global

marketers, media companies and brands, including serving as Chief Revenue Officer of

Publicis Groupe and Global Chief Executive Officer of SMG, Ms. Desmond brings to the

Board a deep expertise in global media and marketing technology organizations,

leadership capabilities and business acumen. In addition, her present and past service on

other boards gives her valuable knowledge and perspective. As an expert in the marketing

space, Ms. Desmond speaks frequently with Adobe’s management outside of scheduled

board meetings to provide specific insight regarding Adobe’s Digital Experience business.

Leeny Oberg

Leeny Oberg

Chief financial officer, Marriott International 

 

Ms. Oberg currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for

Marriott International, Inc. Beginning in 2013 and until January 2016, Ms. Oberg served as

Chief Financial Officer for Ritz-Carlton. From 2008 until she joined Ritz-Carlton in 2013, Ms.

Oberg served as Marriott’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Development Finance and

from 2006 to 2008, she served as Marriott’s Senior Vice President, International Project

Finance and Asset Management for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and as the senior

finance executive for the region. Ms. Oberg’s career with Marriott began in 1999 where she

served as a member of its Investor Relations group. Prior to initially joining Marriott in

1999, Ms. Oberg held various financial leadership positions with Sodexo, Sallie Mae,

Goldman Sachs and Chase Manhattan Bank. Ms. Oberg holds a B.S. in Commerce with

concentrations in Finance/Management Information Systems from the University of

Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce and an M.B.A from the Stanford University

Graduate School of Business.

 

As a result of her position at Marriott and her past service in financial leadership positions,

Ms. Oberg brings to the Board financial expertise, including an in-depth knowledge of

financial reporting rules and regulations, and accounting principles. Her deep

understanding of the multifaceted financial and operational issues affecting large global

organizations and leadership experience with development projects and merger and

acquisition opportunities brings the Board and Audit Committee valuable insight into

preparing long-range plans, annual budgets, and capital allocation strategy.

Dheeraj Pandey

Dheeraj Pandey

Chairman and CEO, DevRev, Inc. 

 

Mr. Pandey is the Chairman and CEO of DevRev, Inc., a SaaS company that is focused on

using AI and design to automate software and customer engineering workflows.

Previously, he co-founded Nutanix in 2009 and served as its Chief Executive Officer and as

the Chairman of its board of directors until December 2020. Mr. Pandey also served as the

President of Nutanix from September 2009 until February 2016. Between September 2007

and September 2009, he served as VP (and Director) of Engineering at Teradata

Corporation (fka Aster Data Systems), a data warehousing company. Prior to Teradata, Mr.

Pandey served in software engineering roles at Oracle Corporation, Zambeel, Inc., and

Trilogy Software, Inc. Mr. Pandey holds a B.Tech. 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, including co-founding and serving as CEO and Chairman of DevRev and

Nutanix and as a software engineer at various companies over the course of nearly 20

years, Mr. Pandey brings to the Board engineering expertise, financial acumen, an in-depth

understanding of the 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 

 

Mr. 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 Eli Lilly and Company’s largest affiliate. Mr. Ricks served as

President and General Manager of Lilly China, operating in one of the world’s fastestgrowing

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. Mr. Ricks earned a B.S. from Purdue University in 1990 and

an M.B.A. from Indiana University in 1996.

 

As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of a large, innovation-focused, global company,

Mr. Ricks brings to the Board executive leadership, marketing, sales and financial expertise,

business acumen and relevant worldwide operational insight.

Dan Rosensweig

Dan Rosensweig

President and chief executive officer of Chegg.com

 

Mr. 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, Mr. Rosensweig served as President and Chief Executive Officer of

RedOctane, a business unit of Activision Publishing, a developer, publisher and distributor

of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Prior to joining RedOctane in March

2009, Mr. Rosensweig was an Operating Principal at the Quadrangle Group, a private

investment firm. Prior to joining the Quadrangle Group in August 2007, Mr. Rosensweig

served as Chief Operating Officer of Yahoo!, which he joined in April 2002. Prior to joining

Yahoo!, Mr. Rosensweig was President of CNET Networks, Inc., an interactive media

company, which he joined in October 2000. Mr. 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 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.

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