Asia Feature

Talent Time: Tim Y., Senior Talent Partner

November 21, 2012

Tim Y., Senior Talent Partner
Tim Y., Senior Talent Partner

“Talent Time” is a relatively new feature on our blog introducing you to our team members across Asia. Today, the spotlight’s on Tim Yam, our Senior Talent Partner from Tokyo, Japan.

Q: What do you do at Adobe? What’s the coolest part of your job?
A: As part of the Talent Acquisition team, it is my job to find the best talent in the market to help us continue taking our solutions and services to the next level. This position allows me to engage with so many talented and interesting people and share why Adobe is one of the coolest and most enjoyable places to work at.

Q: What do you find most exciting about Adobe’s transformation?
A: Our transition toward a company that provides not only the best creation tools, but the best ways to leverage and maximize on that compelling content, really excites me. Adobe is becoming even more of an integral partner for our customers. We are equipping them with the tools to really understand their customers and provide them with the best customer experience.

Q: What has been your proudest moment at Adobe?
A: Every time I speak with new hires and see how Adobe has changed their careers and lives, I am filled with pride. It is easy to see why so many people love to work here and why everyone is so passionate about what Adobe does.

Q: Where do your passions lie outside of work?
A: I have several things that I am passionate about outside of work, including my family and friends. Specifically, going to restaurants and snowboarding with friends, among other things.

Q: Share a brief Adobe story: a memorable moment that led to greatness, your first day at Adobe, your 15 minutes of Adobe fame, an interaction with Chuck and John…
A: I will never forget my first day: It was actually the first Monday after the Northern Japan earthquake on March 11, 2011. We still had major aftershocks during the orientation and people were still concerned about the radiation. The support and guidance from Japan leadership, as well as the support from our colleagues worldwide, really illustrated how special Adobe is. The way that everyone came together to our aid was really heartwarming.