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Burgess at Macromedia

Robert Kenneth Burgess is an Canadian business executive, and the last chairman of Macromedia before it was acquired by Adobe Systems in December 2005.[1][2]


Burgess served as CEO of Alias Research from 1992 to 1995. After Alias was merged with Wavefront Technologies, Burgess became the president of the combined Alias|Wavefront company. He later became senior vice president of Silicon Graphics, which had acquired both companies.[3]


Burgess joined Macromedia on August 28, 1996 and became president on November 1. He was CEO from 1997 to 2005, after which Stephen Elop succeeded him as CEO.[3][4]


  1. Board of Directors, Macromedia. Archived 2005-09-07.
  2. Adobe Completes Acquisition of Macromedia, Adobe Systems. 2005-12-05. Archived 2005-12-07.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Rob Burgess Named President of Macromedia, Macromedia. 1996-08-28. Archived 1999-09-10.
  4. How will Stephen Elop fare at Microsoft? by Eric Lai, ComputerWorld. 2008-01-11. Archived 2008-01-15.

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