Congratulations to our 2012 Founders’ Award Recipients

At Adobe, we don’t just recognize what you accomplish; we celebrate how you do it. Our values of Genuine, Exceptional, Innovative, and Involved underpin our culture and how we work. It’s a core part of our DNA that started with our Founders John Warnock and Chuck Geschke.

In fact, we created an award in honor of our Founders that recognizes employees who make the greatest impact on our business, while exemplifying our values. It’s the highest form of recognition we have Adobe and our employees determine who receives it.

Today I had the pleasure of announcing our 10 global Founders’ Award honorees at our company meeting. They range from a principal scientist in Boston who is redefining the digital imaging industry, to a solution consultant in Amsterdam whose passion for Adobe products is infectious, to a manager in Noida, India who is known for his ability to inspire his team. They have vastly different roles, but they all make Adobe a great company and a great place to work.

As we near our 30th anniversary in December, it makes us proud to see employees like this who carry on Chuck and John’s vision for building an innovative company with a strong sense of values. Meet this year’s Founders’ Award recipients in this video:

I invite you to learn more about what it’s like to work here on our Life@Adobe blog or on our page.


  1. Anjaneai


    Congratulations to all of you, and Thank you for being a motivating factor to your peers and people around you, you truly deserved it!!


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