Apple Executives

How AirPods Pro Were Created According to a Former Apple HR Exec

Chris Deaver, a former HR business partner at Apple, recently talked about how the company had to reform its well-documented culture of secrecy and introduce a certain level of openness to its internal workings in order to create the massively successful AirPods Pro (via Fast Company). Apple likes to maintain as much secrecy around its...

Apple Hires First VP of Worldwide Corporate Communications Since 2019

Apple has hired a new vice president of worldwide corporate communications, a role unfilled since 2019, reports BuzzFeed. Stella Low has filled the void, a former communications chief from Cisco; she’ll report directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook. In a statement, Apple confirmed the hire, saying, “Stella brings her remarkable experience and leadership to Apple’s world-class communications...

Two Veteran Executives Have Reportedly Left Apple

Citing people familiar with the matter, a report by Bloomberg is claiming that two veteran Apple executives, who worked in the manufacturing, supply chain, and operations group and played a key role in the production of some Apple’s major devices, have left the company. According to the publication, Nick Forlenza, a vice president of manufacturing...

Apple’s Executive Lineup Gets Five New Vice Presidents

In the past month, five new vice presidents have been added to Apple’s executive lineup, including the return of Bob Borchers, a former iPhone executive who recently worked at Google and Dolby Laboratories and is now a vice president of marketing, Bloomberg is reporting. Apple has named Paul Meade as a vice president of hardware engineering, Jon...

Top Apple Executives Receive Stock Awards Worth Over $22 Million

Apple has issued some major stock awards to seven of its top executives this week, after restricted stock units or RSUs awarded in 2014 and 2015 vested (via MacRumors). The company routinely issues RSUs to its executives as bonus compensation, with the restricted units vesting after a set period of time as long as the employee stays with Apple. "Phil...

Ford Hires Top Apple Executive as New Branding Chief

Must Tariq, Apple's global marketing and communications director for retail, has been hired by Ford Motor Co. as the company’s new branding chief. According to The Wall Street Journal, the 34-year-old’s hire is the latest in a series of auto-industry outsiders hired by Chief Executive Mark Fields as the auto-maker seeks to diversify beyond its core business. The reports notes...

Apple Under Pressure to Hire Non-White Executives and Directors

According to a report by Bloomberg, Apple shareholders may force the company to increase the number of non-white executives and directors next year. A resolution submitted by an investor who lives in New York and London, would require Apple to put more “people of colour” in such high-profile roles to increase diversity. Apple has however told the...

Apple Adds 5 Key Vice Presidents to its Executive Leadership

Apple has today updated its official PR Bios website to include key Vice Presidents, expanding its Executive Leadership Team, 9to5Mac is reporting. Apple’s team of executives now includes Vice President of Special Projects Paul Deneve, Vice President of Environmental Initiatives Lisa Jackson, Vice President and Dean of Apple University Joel Podolny, Vice President of Hardware Technologies Johny Srouji,...

Former Apple Exec Suggests App Store Improvements in an Open Letter

Jean-Louise Gassée, former president of Apple's product division, has written an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook out of frustration with the selection of App Store apps, suggesting ways in which the Cupertino giant can improve its crowded App Store. "With one million titles and no human guides, the Apple App Store has become incomprehensible...

Apple’s Corporate Culture Delaying ‘iOS in the Car’ Program [Report]

According to The Information's Jessica E. Lessin, Apple's organizational issues are believed to be causing delay in the public rollout of 'iOS in the Car’ feature, AppleInsider is reporting. The source claims that Apple executives "didn't quite know what to do" with the iOS in the Car program, which is said to add "pressure on non-hardware products that...