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Apple has experienced a wave of executive departures in recent months, with several high-profile leaders leaving the company. The latest executive to depart is Doug Beck, a sales executive who has been with Apple since 2009. Beck was among the fewer than 20 executives who reported directly to Tim Cook.
According to a report from Bloomberg, Beck focused on sales to governments, health institutions, and schools. He was one of two sales executives at Apple. Beck’s departure was confirmed by an Apple spokesperson, who said, “We support Doug’s public service and wish him all the best”.
Beck will now lead the Defense Innovation Unit at the Department of Defense, a role that seems fitting for him given his previous experience as a former US Navy Reserve member and his government sales connection at Apple. The Defense Innovation Unit promotes the use of commercial technology within the military.
Apple has not yet announced who will take over Beck’s position, which is not among those listed on the Apple Leadership website. The company has experienced several high-profile executive departures recently, including the Vice President of Cloud Engineering Michael Abbott, Chief Privacy Officer Jane Horvath, and Industrial Design Chief Evans Hankey.
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Beck’s departure is just the latest in a series of changes at Apple, which has been undergoing significant leadership changes in recent months. Despite these departures, Apple remains one of the most valuable and innovative technology companies in the world, and it will be interesting to see how the company continues to evolve under the leadership of Tim Cook and his team.