In a strategic move, Saori Casey, former Vice President of Finance at Apple, is set to join Sonos as their Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Having spent over a decade at Apple, Casey is bringing her wealth of experience to the iconic audio brand. The transition, effective from January 22, 2024, marks a significant shift for both companies.
Saori Casey, renowned as a “top deputy” to Apple CFO Luca Maestri, departed from Apple in December, and now she is poised to take on a pivotal role at Sonos. Sonos CEO Patrick Spence expressed enthusiasm about the new addition, highlighting Casey’s extensive background with industry giants Apple and Cisco.
In a press release, Spence stated, “I am excited to welcome Saori as our new CFO. The depth and breadth of her experience at world-class companies like Apple and Cisco make her perfectly suited to build on our momentum and seize the opportunity ahead.”
Casey, who had overseen financial planning, forecasting, and investor relations at Apple, expressed her excitement about joining Sonos. In her own words, “Sonos is an iconic consumer brand with an exciting portfolio of audio products that delight and inspire millions of consumers around the world, myself included.”
This move comes as Sonos changes its executive lineup. Eddie Lazarus, the outgoing CFO, will continue his responsibilities as Chief Legal Officer while taking on a new role as Chief Strategy Officer. The shift is aimed at leveraging Lazarus’s expertise in legal matters to shape the company’s strategic direction.
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The departure of Saori Casey from Apple is noteworthy, particularly considering the recent trend of executive exits from the tech giant. The company has seen the retirement of key figures such as Steve Hotelling, known for his contributions to iPhone technologies like multitouch screen, Touch ID, and Face ID. Additionally, Tang Tan, Apple’s VP of product design, is also on the path of departure.