Yesterday, Apple VP of Special Products Paul Deneve was removed from the company’s executive profiles page. This suggested that he may longer be with the company or that he has left the executive team.
Financial Times reporter Tim Bradshaw then reported that Deneve is still at the company. Deneve will now report to Apple Watch lead Jeff Williams instead of CEO Tim Cook. Bradshaw confirmed this in a tweet:
Apple says that Paul Deneve is still at the company but now reports to Jeff Williams, who runs Watch, rather than directly to Tim Cook. https://t.co/TbZTaBBlFZ
— Tim Bradshaw (@tim) December 3, 2016
Paul Deneve joined Apple after leaving his position as CEO of luxury fashion house Yves Saint Laurent. One of Deneve’s first roles after he joined the company on the Apple Watch. Now that Deneve is reported directly to Williams, we could see his involvement with the company shift to primarily focus on the Apple Watch.