Adobe confirms CTO's departure in SEC filing

Summary:Amid a glowing earnings report on Tuesday, Adobe also admitted it is losing its chief technology officer.


Following earlier reports on Tuesday, Adobe confirmed that its chief technology officer, Kevin Lynch, is leaving the company.

See also: Adobe Q1 earnings soar as Creative Cloud subscriptions surpass 500K

The software giant remained mum on most of the details, save for a single line in its latest 8-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Here's that note:

On March 18, 2013, Kevin Lynch resigned from his position as Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, of Adobe Systems Incorporated, effective March 22, 2013, to pursue other opportunities.

According to his corporate bio, Lynch originally came to Adobe through its 2005 acquisition of Macromedia, where he spearheaded the Dreamweaver software unit.

Since then, Lynch has been responsible for overseeing Adobe's research and experience design teams, focusing on multi-screen, cloud and social computing strategies. Oversees Adobe's Research and Experience Design teams

But speaking of "other opportunities," the big question on everyone's minds now is about where Lynch is headed from here.

CNBC tweeted earlier in the day that Lynch is headed for a job at Apple.

However, neither Lynch nor Apple have confirmed or denied this publicly.

Image via Adobe

Topics: CXO, Enterprise Software, Tech Industry


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider,, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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