Adobe Names Executive Vice President & Chief Business Officer, Adobe Digital Media

Adobe Names Executive Vice President & Chief Business Officer, Adobe Digital Media


San Jose, CA—Adobe appointed David Wadhwani as executive vice president and chief business officer, Adobe Digital Media. In this role, Wadhwani is responsible for Adobe’s global Digital Media business across Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Document Cloud.

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David Wadhwani

Furthermore, his purview includes all product marketing, strategic partnerships, customer support and go-to-market across geographies. He will work closely with the Digital Media Product organizations. In addition, Wadhwani reports directly to Adobe president and CEO Shantanu Narayen.

Wadhwani was senior vice president and general manager of Adobe’s Digital Media business from 2010 to 2015. As such, he played an instrumental role in advancing its category leadership; expanding it into new markets; and contributing to its successful transformation to a cloud-based subscription business.

He joined Adobe in 2005 through the company’s acquisition of Macromedia, Inc., where he was vice president of developer products.

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Adobe Creative Cloud provides everyone, from the students to demanding professionals, with the tools, platform and community to create and amplify their stories. Moreover, in a world where work needs to be done anywhere and with anyone, Document Cloud is redefining how people view, edit, share, scan and sign documents across every surface.

By delivering continuous product innovation; executing a rigorous data-driven digital business; and expanding into new categories, geographies and customer segments, Creative Cloud and Document Cloud target an addressable market that Adobe estimates to reach $62 billion by 2023.

“We’re thrilled to welcome David back to Adobe to lead our Digital Media business. He is a transformational leader with an exceptional record of operational excellence, innovation and growth,” said Shantanu Narayen, president and CEO, Adobe. “David’s extensive experience, impressive track record and passion for Adobe and our customers make him the ideal choice to lead the explosive creativity and document categories through their next phase of growth.”

“I’m excited to return to Adobe at a time when digital content is becoming the foundation of expression and engagement for everyone, from individual artists, storytellers and business owners, to the largest global brands,” said Wadhwani. “Creative Cloud and Document Cloud are helping millions around the world express themselves as well as digitize their workflows in innovative ways. The tailwinds in Adobe’s Digital Media business are immense; I look forward to leveraging this moment to deliver even more value to our customers.”

Wadhwani returns to Adobe from Greylock Partners where he is a venture partner. Prior to joining Greylock, he was president and CEO of AppDynamics. Furthermore, he led that company as it transformed to a SaaS-first business; it subsequently grew annual recurring revenue approximately 10 times in four years.