Cynthia Stoddard | Straighttalk

Cynthia Stoddard

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Senior Vice President and CIO
Adobe
San Jose, California

Professional Background: A self-proclaimed math nerd trained as an accountant, Stoddard fell in love with what was at the time called data processing and was hooked by the power of technology to improve efficiency and business practices. She has nearly three decades of experience in corporate IT. Stoddard spent the bulk of her early career in IT leadership positions in the global transportation and logistics industry before serving in top technology roles at grocery retailer Safeway and enterprise technology provider NetApp. Stoddard joined Adobe as senior vice president and CIO in 2016 and has overseen the Fortune 500 company’s global IT strategy as it shifted its focus from on-premises solutions to as-a-service products and delivery.

Education: Marylhurst University, Master of Business Administration; Western New England College, Bachelor of Science, Accounting.

Personal Passions: Sewing costumes, cooking and trying out new recipes, working in her vegetable garden, and skiing .