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Rob Burgess is a Canadian businessman in the computing industry.
Early Life and Education
Burgess has worked in key executive posts at Silicon Graphics, and as CEO of Alias Research. From 1996, Rob Burgess was CEO of Macromedia until 2005. He served as Board Chairman 1998-2005 a position he held when the company was acquired by Adobe Systems for $3.4 billion in a transaction which closed on December 5, 2005.
Under Burgess' tenure, he led the company's transformation from a CD-ROM based multimedia company to a prominent market position in web authoring and development solutions. While he was chairman and CEO, the vector animation product Flash become a pervasive multimedia platform, available on 98% of browsers worldwide.
Rob Burgess currently sits on the Board of Directors of Real Matters Inc., a Canadian Technology Company that focuses on real estate data and valuations.
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