Charles Geschke Bio Details

Full name

Dr. Charles M Geschke

Also known as

Chuck Jeschke





Date of birth

11 Sep 1969

Birth place

Cleveland, Ohio, USA


Chief Operating Officer of Adobe Systems Inc (1986)

President of Adobe Systems Inc (1989)

Co Chairman of Adobe Systems Inc (1997)


Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, United States

Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Co founded Adobe Systems Inc with Dr. John Warnock in 1982 and is the company's Co Chairman.  Adobe was responsible for creating the first "desktop publishing"  system in 1985.  Today Adobe is the leader in electronic imaging and publishing and in graphical arts software.
Holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University and a master's degree in mathematics and an A.B. in classics from Xavier University.
Was kidnapped at gunpoint from the Adobe HQ car park in 1992 and held captive for 4  days.  He was released after a suspect caught with $650,000 in ransom money led authorities to a bungalow hideout.  The kidnappers, Mouhannad Albukhari and Jack Sayeh were found guilty of kidnapping and sentenced to life in prison.

Charles Geschke

Co Founder of Adobe Systems Inc
Charles Geschke

Relationship History

Nancy Geschke


3 children together

Professional Partners

John Warnock

Professional Working Relationship

working together from 1982

Charles Geschke Children

John Geschke


John Geschke

with Nancy Geschke

Son of Adobe Systems Inc Co Founder Charles Geschke

Peter Geschke


Peter Geschke

with Nancy Geschke

Son of Adobe Systems Inc Co Founder Charles Geschke

Kathy Geshke


Kathy Geshke

with Nancy Geschke

Daughter of Adobe Systems Inc Co Founder Charles Geschke

Charles Geschke Family

Charles Geschke's children:

Charles Geschke's son is John Geschke Charles Geschke's son is Peter Geschke Charles Geschke's daughter is Kathy Geshke

Charles Geschke's current partners:

Charles Geschke's wife is Nancy Geschke

Charles Geschke's in laws:

Charles Geschke's daughter in law is Diane Geschke