John Murphy – Adobe

John Murphy

Public Company – Large

With his appointment to executive vice president and CFO in April 2018, John Murphy is putting his more than 25 years of finance experience to work leading Adobe’s worldwide Finance and Operations team and driving continued business momentum. During his tenure, Adobe’s market cap has almost tripled to over $310 billion. While driving a growth agenda for the Company leading to accelerated growth in revenue and earnings, Adobe has invested over $10 billon to acquire leading technology businesses including Magento Commerce, Marketo, Workfront, Algorithmic, and most recently, Adobe announced its intent to acquire Frame.io.

Previously serving as Adobe’s Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) and Corporate Controller, John has quickly built a reputation as a champion for growth and innovation by leading initiatives to help the company scale the organization and re-imagine its processes using cutting-edge technologies.

Prior to joining Adobe in 2017, John was CAO and Global Controller at Qualcomm, where he managed a global team leading core financial functions for the company. Previously he spent 10 years at DIRECTV, ultimately leaving the company as senior vice president and Chief Accounting Officer and Controller. John also held senior financial positions at Experian and Nestle and began his professional career atPWC.

John is a member of the Board of Directors and chairs the Audit Committee of LegalZoom (Nasdaq: LZ), the leading provider of online legal and compliance services for businesses and individuals, and Kyriba, the leading treasury management software provider.

With an active passion for philanthropy, John is a member of the board of directors and finance committee of Encircle, provider of counseling and housing services for at-risk LGBTQ+ youth. He is also a member of the board of directors for Modernism Week, an organization championing the education, preservation and sustainability of mid-century modern architecture and design. In addition, John is a member of the Corporate Advisory Board of USC’s Marshall School of Business and the Foundry at Fordham University which champions entrepreneurship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

If John wasn’t Adobe’s CFO he’d be starring in his own home renovation show on HGTV.

John has an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and a B.S. in Accounting from Fordham University and is a licensed CPA (inactive).


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