Apple's Pro Apps Team Exodus Report
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There has been an exodus of talent from Apple's Pro Apps Team recently. Three in the last four months. That continues the trend of Pro Apps Team members leaving over the last few years. Eight that the public knows so far. And even more from the behind the scenes crew.
Of course there could be a multitude of reasons these people are leaving Apple. Or there could be similar reasons. But whatever the reason(s) hopefully the Team has new talent in place.
Here' the list of the main characters in chronilogical order of leaving Apple.
Steve Bayes former Sr. Product Manager
Jan 2006 - Jul 2018 • 12 yrs 7 mos
Estelle McGechie former Senior Manager, Worldwide Product Development and Product Marketing
2013 - 2019 • 6 yrs
Wes Plate former Product Designer
Nov 2016 - Apr 2021 • 4 yrs 6 mos
Colleen Pendergast former Design Manager - ProVideo Applications
Feb 2005 - Oct 2021 • 16 yrs 9 mos
Judson Coplan former Director, Video Apps Product Marketing
Senior Director, Apps Product Marketing
Oct 2014 to Dec 2021 • 7 yrs
Xander Soren former Director of Product Marketing
2001 - Nov 2022 • 21 yrs 11 mos
Dan Svoboda former Product Marketing Manager, Motion and Compressor at Apple
Jan 2020 - Feb 2023 • 3 yrs 2 mos
Luke Tristram former Senior Product Manager, Video Applications
Nov 2006 - Feb 2023 • 16 yrs 4 mos
I'll keep this Report updated (without editorial comment) but I hope I can start posting new hires and the qualified people who replaced this exodus of Pro Apps Team talent. email me here
February 20th, 2023 (updated March 5th)
Also - Apple Insider reports a recent wave of executive departures at Apple:
Michael Abbott, Apple's vice president of cloud engineering, has announced his departure from Apple and executive Peter Stern left the company in January. Both were under Eddie Cue's management.
Also of course Jony Ive left Apple. And Apple’s chief Privacy Officer, Jane Horvath, left Apple in August and Jony Ive successor industrial design chief Evans Hankey announced her departure in October.