When Dr. John Warnock and Dr. Charles Geschke cofounded Adobe in 1982, they set out to build a company where they would like to work — a company that would out-invent and out-engineer the competition while maintaining a culture in which employees treated others with trust and respect. Thanks to what Geschke calls “a unique combination of forward thinking, marketing savvy, timing, and luck,” Adobe pioneered technologies that have forever transformed how people create and consume digital content.
Warnock and Geschke’s shared vision, passion, and dedication played a big part in taking Adobe from start-up to one of the world’s most admired brands. The company is as widely recognized for corporate citizenship and being a great place to work as it is for industry-leading products, broad-based innovation, and strong financials.
Chuck Geschke passed away on April 16, 2021 and John Warnock passed away on August 19, 2023. Their brilliance and innovations leave an indelible mark on Adobe, the technology industry and the world.