Adobe Systems Inc. announced
on Monday that it is going to merge all its sales businesses in a move to
restructure the organization of its company. With upcoming retirements and
promotions, Adobe wants to bring together its computer, phone, and consumer
electronics software into one place.
The mergers are all a step in the management restructuring of the
company. This year, Adobe will see several positions change hands as
different departments merge together or fall under another during its alignment
of its mobile and platform operations.
“Key to delivering a well-integrated technology platform is engineering our
desktop and device technologies more closely together. Bringing our mobile and
platform businesses together under the leadership of CTO Kevin Lynch better
positions us to meet the needs of our increasingly diverse customer base,”
stated Adobe president and CEO, Shantanu Narayen.
In the restructuring, the Mobile and Devices Business Unit (MDBU) will be
merged with Adobe’s Experience and Technology group, which is led by Kevin
Lynch, the group’s Chief Technology Officer.
Effective May 1, Gary Kovacs will be promoted to vice president and general
manager of the business unit from vice president of product management and
marketing, reporting to Lynch. Also, SVP of Corporate Development, Rob
Tarkoff, has been appointed to SVP of Business Productivity. Tarkoff’s
young career at the company highlighted him as being a key player in growth of
Adobe over the last year.
A spokeswoman from Adobe stated that the current restructuring would not
result in any employee job loss.