As senior vice president and chief information officer of Adobe, Cynthia Stoddard oversees Adobe's global information technology and cloud operations teams. In her leadership role, Stoddard spearheads a global strategy for delivering services and operations that form the mission-critical backbone for the company. This includes providing always-on systems and enterprise applications; resilient and reliable end-to-end operations; productive employee experiences and data services for real-time decision-making and personalized customer experiences.
Stoddard is an IT industry veteran with more than 25 years of business experience and IT expertise leading large global organizations in supply chain, retail and technology development. Before joining Adobe in 2016, she was chief information officer and senior vice president at data storage and management company NetApp, where she led the company's traditional IT functions while also expanding focus on innovation, customer-facing programs and strategic partnerships.
Stoddard previously held a number of information technology and technical leadership positions at supply chain, retail and technology companies, including Safeway and APL Limited.
She is a recipient of the CIO 100 Award in 2017 and 2018 for Adobe IT's innovative ways to deliver business value. Additionally, she is the recipient of Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders Award, was named among the top Women of Influence by Silicon Valley Business Journal and was recognized as one of Huffington Post's Top 100 Most Social CIOs. She is a founding member of Impact100 East Bay, whose mission is to raise funds to meet the needs of the local community.
Stoddard holds a BS degree in accounting from Western New England University, from which she graduated cum laude, and an MBA from Marylhurst University.