Overview

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Primary Role
Venture partner @
Investments
4 Investments in 2 Companies
Born:
1956
Gender:
Male
Location:
San Francisco
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Person Details

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Bruce Chizen is the executive chairman for Informatica. Since August 2015, Bruce has been a member of the Informatica Board and a special advisor to Informatica.He is currently an independent consultant and has served as Senior Adviser to Permira Advisers LLP since July 2008.

Previously Bruce served as Adobe Systems, Inc.’s chief executive officer responsible for the company’s customer-focused vision which transformed Adobe into one of the world’s largest and most diversified software companies in terms of revenue, global reach and breadth of products.

As CEO from December 2000 to November 2007, Bruce tripled Adobe's revenue and turned a company, known mainly for its popular design products, into one of the most significant forces in the software industry and served as its President from April 2000 to January 2005.

From November 2007 to November 2008, Bruce Chizen served as a strategic adviser to Adobe Systems Incorporated, a provider of design, publishing and imaging software for print, Internet and dynamic media production.

Prior to becoming CEO, Bruce was executive vice president of worldwide products and marketing. At Adobe since 1994, he was previously vice president and general manager of both the professional graphics division and Adobe's consumer division.

From 1980 to 1983, he worked in Mattel Electronics’ merchandising group, helping grow it to a $500 million business. In 1983, Chizen joined Microsoft Corporation eventually becoming the company’s eastern region sales director.

In 1987, he joined Claris Corporation, a subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc., as a founding senior manager and later held positions as vice president of sales and worldwide marketing before becoming vice president and general manager of Claris Clear Choice.

Bruce is a Venture Partner with Voyager Capital since July 2009, and currently serves on the boards of Oracle Corp Since July 2008., Synopsys, Inc, Ancestry.com since January 2013, Chargepoint Inc and served on the board of directors of Adobe from December 2000 to April 2008.He also serves on the non-profit public broadcaster KQED.

ruce holds a bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College, City University of New York.

Jobs (10)

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Venture partner

Jul, 2009 - Current   (about 7 years)

Independent Consultant

Jul, 2008 - Current   (about 8 years)
Past
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Unknown
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Vice Ppresident & General Manager of Claris Clear Choice
1994
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Vice President & General Manager of the Professional Graphics Division and Consumer Division
Dec, 2000
Nov, 2007
CEO
2006
2007
Acting CFO
Apr, 2000
Jan, 2005
President
1998
2000
EVP of Products & Marketing
1983
1987
Director of Eastern Region Sales
1980
1983
Team Member

Investments (4)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Dec, 2014$14.5M / Series D
May, 2012$13M / Series C
Jul, 2008$7.1M / Series A (Lead)
Dec, 2006undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment

Education (1)

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Memberships (2)

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