Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today named Cynthia Stoddard as senior vice president and chief information officer effective June 13. Stoddard will lead the strategy, development and deployment of a scalable technology and business infrastructure to support Adobe’s cloud platform business – which includes Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Marketing Cloud and Adobe Document Cloud. In addition, she will spearhead a global strategy for delivering services that form the mission-critical backbone for the company. This includes delivering productivity to employees everywhere, and providing the information and data services for real-time decision making and personalized customer experiences.
Stoddard will join the Cloud Technology organization and report to Abhay Parasnis, Adobe’s executive vice president and chief technology officer.
“Cynthia’s depth of enterprise knowledge will be a huge asset as we continue to scale Adobe’s cloud business,” said Parasnis. “She will play a critical leadership role as we evolve the Adobe platform and drive our future digital transformation initiatives with our customers.”
Stoddard is an IT industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience in technology and software development. Most recently, she was chief information officer and senior vice president at data storage and management company NetApp, where she led the company’s traditional IT functions while also expanding focus on innovation, customer-facing programs and strategic partnerships. She previously held a number of information technology and technical leadership positions at supply chain, retail and technology companies including Safeway Inc. and APL Limited.
“Adobe is on the leading edge with its creative, document and digital marketing cloud-based offerings,” said Stoddard. “I’m thrilled to be a part of the work they’re doing to deliver stand-out digital experiences to customers.”
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