Rob Burgess, Macromedia, Inc.

Rob Burgess is chairman and CEO of Macromedia, Inc. Under Burgess' tenure, Macromedia transformed from a CD-ROM based multimedia company to the leader in web authoring and development solutions. Macromedia provides software that empowers millions of developers and designers to efficiently create the most effective user experiences on the Internet. Its integrated family of tool, server, and client technologies enables the delivery of a wide range of Internet solutions from websites to Rich Internet Applications across multiple platforms and devices.

Prior to joining Macromedia, Burgess worked extensively in the field of high-performance computer graphics, spending years in key executive posts at Silicon Graphics, Inc., and as CEO of Alias Research, Inc. At Alias, Burgess oversaw the company's financial turnaround and subsequent ascent as the world's largest and most profitable high-performance 3D graphics software company. Burgess graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1979.

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