Back in August, Apple announced that longtime vice president of worldwide marketing would move to a new Apple Fellow position, with Greg Joswiak moving into Schiller’s role. This week, Apple updated its Leadership website to acknowledge these changes.
In August, Apple did not provide a timeline of the details to the leaders, but the update to the Leadership website at least gives the impression that the transition has taken place recently. In his new role, “Joz” reports directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Apple’s updated Leadership website adds a little extra color to Joswiak’s background history and time at Apple:
Greg “Joz” Joswiak is Apple̵7;s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, reporting to CEO Tim Cook.
Since joining Apple in June 1986, Joz has played a key role in the development and launch of some of the world’s most beloved consumer products, including the original iPod and iPhone. Joz began his career at Apple working on early Macintosh computers and supporting the Mac community of third-party developers.
Joz has over 30 years of marketing and management experience at Apple, most recently as Vice President of Apple Product Marketing where he led the product marketing and product management teams responsible for Apple’s entire product line. Joz graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1986.
In the meantime, in his new role as Apple Fellow, Schiller will continue to be responsible for leading the App Store and Apple Events, but he will not be involved in marketing decisions. Schiller’s decision to retire was driven by his desire to spend more time with friends and family and work on personal projects.
“Phil Schiller is an Apple Fellow, responsible for managing the App Store and Apple Events,” Apple wrote on the updated management page.
This shift in responsibility for Schiller is the third major senior management of Apple executives in the last two years. First, Angela Ahrendts resigned as Apple’s senior vice president of retail, with Deirdre O’Brien taking on the new role of SVP for retail and people. Several months later, Apple’s longtime design manager Jony Ive left Apple to form his own independent design company.
Apple’s detailed Leadership website can be found here.
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