Articles by Mark Garrett

Mark Garrett, Executive Vice President and CFO

Mark believes that bold decision-making and transparency are critical to transforming and growing a company. Under his guidance, Adobe has completed the fastest transition to a cloud-based subscription model among companies in the software industry. A “people’s CFO” with an MBA in organizational behavior, Mark is just as comfortable talking about numbers as he is about leading and developing teams. In 2015, the Silicon Valley Business Journal named him “Public Company CFO of the Year,” and Institutional Investor magazine ranked him No. 1 in the Best Software CFO category by sell-side analysts. Mark sits on the board of directors of Pure Storage Inc., The Adobe Foundation and The Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose.

Mark Garrett, Executive Vice President and CFO

Boom in big data needs to find its way into more CFO offices

Are you getting the most out of your business' digital transformation? Customer expectations have reached all-time highs. Personalized, intuitive and engaging experiences are the new normal. Meanwhile, your internal stakeholders require an unprecede...

Mark Garrett / 2 months ago

Finance Pros Must Expand Skill Sets

Digital transformation is disrupting company strategy and performance across industries, and with it the way internal organizations support a company’s growth agenda. While having a strong financial grounding is more essential than ever for finance...

Mark Garrett / 6 months ago

The Future of Work is Grounded in the Technology Kids Love Today

This is one article in a series on addressing the need employers have for real-world ready workers. Our CFO Mark Garrett shares how we can arm our kids to be real world ready - allowing them to explore their creativity through using technology they a...

Mark Garrett / 10 months ago

The Value of Experiences – Five Things Every Company Should Do to Succeed

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak at the Financial Times and Paul Hastings’s inaugural event on Tomorrow’s Global Business. A few of us from the financial, technology and academic sectors shared our thoughts with FT’s Richard Waters on h...

Mark Garrett / 1 year ago

Why People Matter to a CFO

The CFO's job is changing. In a Forbes survey of 178 chief executives from high-performing companies earlier this year, nearly 75 percent of the executives predicted that the CFO's role will grow in importance more than any other C-suite position....

Mark Garrett / 2 years ago

California Doesn’t Deserve its Bad for Business Reputation

This post originally appeared on CNBC There's a lot that's been said about why California is not a great state for business. It regularly makes the lists of the most expensive real estate markets in the U.S. At 13.3 percent, the highest ...

Mark Garrett / 2 years ago

Adobe Launches Year in Review App

Today, we released a new 2013 Adobe Year in Review app that provides an interactive recap of Adobe’s highlights last year.  As CFO, most of the documents I oversee aren’t all that exciting – 10-K’s and 10-Q’s are important, but they aren...

Mark Garrett / 3 years ago