Celebrating Employees Who Live Our Values

485433071Each year we pay tribute to Adobe’s values (Genuine, Exceptional, Innovative, and Involved) by recognizing employees who embody them to the fullest extent with the Founders’ Award. It’s a global, peer-nominated program that we started a decade ago and one that continues to be our most prestigious employee recognition program. Our Founders’ Award recipients accomplish great things in their daily jobs, but they do so in way that’s true to the beliefs that John Warnock and Chuck Geschke instilled in our culture when they founded Adobe: treat others the way you’d like to be treated.

Today, I had the distinct pleasure of honoring this year’s 10 terrific recipients at our all-employee meeting. They ranged from a technical sales manager in Maryland who is known as “The MacGyver of Adobe” because he always thinking out of the box and working to make things better, to a technical response team member in India who is lauded for his ability to solve customer issues and his excellent capabilities as a manager.

These individuals are not only great to work with, they make Adobe a great place to work – and we have many amazing employees just like them. I invite you to learn more about what it’s like to work here on our Life@Adobe blog or on ourcareer opportunities page on Adobe.com.


Donna Morris, Executive Vice President, Customer and Employee Experience

“Disrupt or be disrupted” is Donna’s rallying cry. From abolishing Adobe’s annual performance reviews to dramatically expanding its family leave policy, she has set the industry agenda while making Adobe a great place to work. She leads the product, customer service, and technical support experience for all Adobe products, in addition to all aspects of human resources and the workplace. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Carleton University, and her “north of the border” accent gives her away as a native of Ottawa, Canada. If Donna were not at Adobe, she would have a home decorating show on HGTV.

Donna Morris, Executive Vice President, Customer and Employee Experience