As the former CEO of Adobe systems, Inc. Bruce transformed the firm into one of the world’s largest and most diversified software companies in terms of revenue, global reach and breadth of products. As CEO from 2000 to 2007, he tripled Adobe's revenue and turned a company known mainly for its popular design products into one of the most significant forces in the software industry. During his tenure, Adobe consistently ranked near the top of Fortune Magazine's annual report on the “100 Best Companies to Work For.”
In 1987, Bruce joined Claris Corporation, a subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc., as a founding senior manager and later held positions as vice president of sales and worldwide marketing before becoming vice president and general manager of Claris Clear Choice. Before Claris, he joined Microsoft Corporation in 1983, eventually becoming the company’s eastern region sales director. From 1980 to 1983, he worked in Mattel Electronics’ merchandising group, helping grow it to a $500 million business. Bruce holds a B.S. from Brooklyn College, City University of New York. He currently serves on the boards of Oracle, NDS and Synopsys, Inc. as well as a number of not-for-profit boards.