For the second time in two years, an executive of Adobe Systems Inc. will move to Apple taking a high level position in the developer group. Susan Prescott, vice president of Product Management and Marketing, Cross Media Publishing at Adobe, will move to Apple as a vice president in the creative group. Prescott’s official start date with Apple was unknown at the time this story was published.
“Susan joins my team as VP professional markets marketing,” said Phil Schiller, senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, in a statement provided to MacCentral. “Susan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team and we are very excited about having her on board.”
At Adobe, Prescott was responsible for overseeing Adobe’s cross media products, including page layout and workflow, asset management and high-end print. Prescott has been with Adobe Systems for over ten years, serving as engineering manager as well as supervising a range of marketing functions.
Prior to Adobe, Prescott was a product manager for Coherent Thought Inc. and a research associate for Schlumerberger Palo Alto Research. Prescott earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.
“Susan was a great servant to Adobe and we look forward to continuing to work with her as Apple and Adobe look for the best ways to serve their mutual customers across the creative industries,” said Russel Brady, Director of Public Relations for Adobe Systems Inc.
In April 2001, Ron Okamoto moved from Adobe to take the role of vice president of Developer Relations at Apple. Prior to being hired by Apple, Okamoto was Adobe’s vice president of product management and marketing for graphics products.
Macworld magazine published an in-depth interview with Prescott in December 2002 — the article is also available online.
Update: Added comments from Adobe and Apple on Prescott’s move.