Adobe Changes Up Executive Leadership Team

Adobe Changes Up Executive Leadership Team


San Jose, CA—Adobe announced a number of organizational changes to its executive team, including the departure of David Wadhwani, senior vice president, who has decided to leave Adobe to pursue a CEO opportunity.

The company named Bryan Lamkin to lead the Digital Media business, which includes Creative Cloud and Adobe Document Cloud. Lamkin, who currently heads the Document Cloud business as well as Corporate Development and Technology, played a leading role in the success of both Photoshop and Creative Suite. Under Lamkin’s leadership, the company will further align Creative Cloud and Document Cloud product development and go-to-market efforts.

“David Wadhwani has made significant contributions to Adobe’s growth, and we wish him well,” said Shantanu Narayen, president and CEO, Adobe. “Bryan Lamkin has a strong history in the creative and consumer Internet businesses and will drive tighter alignment between Creative Cloud and Document Cloud.”

In addition, Abhay Parasnis, who joined Adobe in July as CTO and senior vice president of Cloud Technology, will expand his current role. Parasnis’s charter is to drive the overall technology strategy, architecture, and innovation and integration roadmap for Adobe’s cloud services. He will assume responsibility for Adobe’s Security and Research teams. Parasnis has 20 years of experience leading major cloud and platform initiatives at a number of enterprise companies.

Also, Mark Garrett, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will add Corporate Development to his existing responsibilities. Garrett will oversee corporate strategy, M&A and corporate alliances. As Adobe’s Worldwide Finance and Operations chief, Garrett supports all facets of Adobe’s growth agenda and oversees all the company’s financial operations.