John Brandon has served as Vice President of the Americas and Asia-Pacific for Apple Computer since June 2001. Prior to joining Apple, he was President and Chief Executive Officer for Academic Systems, an educational content company. Also, John spent ten years with Adobe Systems, Inc., a graphics software company, where he served as the Vice President and General Manager of North America. Before joining Adobe, he held both sales and sales management roles at General Parametrics Corporation, a presentation graphics hardware company and Texas Instruments, a semiconductor and computer hardware company. He has been the keynote speaker at both the Atlanta and San Francisco Mayors' prayer breakfasts and the California Governor's prayer breakfast.