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Northern Illinois University, Bachelor's degree
Marketing and Management


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Senior Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations

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Executive Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations

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Matt Thompson

As senior vice president of worldwide field operations, Matt Thompson leads Adobe’s efforts to capitalize on long-term growth opportunities and align the company’s sales and support organizations with key customer segments. In this role he is responsible for the strategy and direction of Adobe’s sales operations across the company’s diverse product lines.

Thompson oversees Adobe’ global sales organization and all customer-facing functions, including field marketing, go-to-market partners, e-commerce, customer care and Adobe Consulting.

Previously, Thompson spent three years at Borland, where he served as senior vice president of worldwide field operations and oversaw a global team across 23 countries.

Prior to Borland, Thompson was senior vice president of worldwide sales at Marimba, Inc. and Cadence Design Systems, Inc. He has also held senior executive sales positions at Calico Commerce (acquired by PeopleSoft) and Electronic Data Systems.

Thompson serves on the board of Appirio and the Special Olympics Northern California. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from Northern Illinois University.

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