Chris Hock Leaves Adobe, Takes On Role At BlackArrow

Chris Hock, who was the Group Product Manager for Flash at Adobe, has left the company and taken a new job. While I have an e-mail in Chris to get more details, I do know that he has taken on a role as the VP of Product Management for BlackArrow, a yet to be launched "multi-platform video ad-management solution".

For many of us in the industry, Chris has always been the face of Flash, leading the charge for the adoption of the Flash platform back before Adobe acquired Macromedia. While there are a lot of smart people over at Adobe who will continue to carry on the platform, I’m sure he’ll be missed by Adobe. Anyone who was trying to contact Chris can now contact Kevin Towes, Product Manager, Flash Media Server who will be taking over some of what Chris was working on.

As soon as I hear back from Chris and get permission, I will post his new details here for anyone who wants to contact him. Chris says you can contact him at

Note To Adobe: As of Friday, when you call into Chris’ old number, the call does not get transferred anywhere. And when you call into the Adobe receptionist, they say they have never heard of anyone with his name. There needs to be a better procedure in place to transfer his calls to someone who can take them.