In the past couple of months, there are several companies that have multiple announcements, which we cover below. Some of the patterns:

  • Multiple heads of India; lots of regional appointments 
  • Chief People Officers or senior HR leaders with Diversity as a primary domain and Ann Sarnoff
  • Many analytics appointments

Note: We covered Uber Technology Changes in a separate blog post as Uber itself has had too many changes

Board Announcements (one announcement)

  • Alphabet Appoints Google Chief Sundar Pichai, 45, to its Board.
  • Texas Instruments Appointed its COO Brian T. Crutcher, 44, to Board.
  • PayPal Appoints Media Exec and President, BBC Worldwide Ann Sarnoff, 55, to its Board of Directors.
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Apple Hires Shiva Rajaraman to Boost its Video and Music StrategyShiva Rajaraman

In a bid to boost its video and music strategy, Apple has hired former YouTube and Spotify executive, Shiva Rajaraman. Rajaraman spent 8 years at YouTube, working to secure licensed content from companies like Disney for streaming.  After his tenure at YouTube, Rajaraman spent two years at Spotify working on its video and podcasting efforts, licensing content from Time Warner, Disney and NBC.

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Apple Hires Shiva Rajaraman to Boost its Video and Music StrategyShiva Rajaraman

In a bid to boost its video and music strategy, Apple has hired former YouTube and Spotify executive, Shiva Rajaraman. Rajaraman spent 8 years at YouTube, working to secure licensed content from companies like Disney for streaming.  After his tenure at YouTube, Rajaraman spent two years at  Spotify working on its video and podcasting efforts, licensing content from Time Warner, Disney and NBC.

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Cisco Systems Appoints CEO and Founder of Accompany as Board Member      Amy L. Chang    

Cisco Systems appointed Amy L. Chang, 49, CEO and Founder of Accompany, to its Board. Chang founded Accompany in 2013, a relationship intelligence platform company. Prior, Chang was with Google from 2005 to 2012, most recently serving as Global Head of Product, Google Ads Measurement and Reporting. Prior to Google, she held product management and strategy positions at eBay and served as a consultant with McKinsey, specializing in semiconductors, software and services.

HDFC Bank Appoints Former CTO of Aadhaar as Board Member

India based HDFC Bank appointed Srikanth Nadhamuni as Director on the Board of the Bank. Nadhamuni has been appointed as a Director having expertise in the field of IT. He was the CTO of Aadhaar (UID authority of India) during 2009-2012 and is currently chairman of Novopay Solutions.

Apple Hires Former Time Warner Cable Exec Peter Stern as VP, Cloud Services

Peter SternApple hired former Time Warner Cable executive Peter Stern, 44, as VP, Cloud Services, which includes the technology company’s subscription offerings. Stern left TWC as EVP and Chief Product, People and Strategy Officer, earlier this year after it was bought by rival cable company Charter Communications. 

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Apple Makes Appointments to Key Leadership RolesChris Porritt

Apple hired Tesla Motors' former VP of vehicle engineering Chris Porritt to work on its Project Titan car project. Steve Zadesky, who led Apple's Project Titan, left the company earlier this year. Before working at Tesla, Porritt served as chief engineer for British luxury carmaker Aston Martin.

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Apple Makes Appointments to Key Leadership RolesKaren Appleton

Apple hired Tesla Motors' former VP of vehicle engineering Chris Porritt to work on its own car project dubbed Project Titan. Steve Zadesky, who led Apple's Project Titan left the company earlier this year. Before working at Tesla, Porritt served as chief engineer for British luxury carmaker Aston Martin.

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Union Pacific Corporation Elects Director with Expertise in Cyber Security and Public Policy MattersJane H. Lute

Union Pacific Corporation elected Jane H. Lute, 59, to serve on the Board. Lute most recently served as the CEO of the Center for Internet Security, an international non-profit organization focused on enhancing cyber security readiness and response for the public and private sectors. Lute served as the President and CEO of the Council on Cybersecurity from 2013 to 2015. Prior to this position, she served as the Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2009 until 2013.

Apple’s Car Project Leader Is Leaving; Makes New Leadership Appointments

Steve Zadesky, the veteran Apple executive overseeing the company’s electric car project is leaving. Zadesky, a former Ford Motor engineer who has overseen the car project for the last two years, and who tripled the size of Apple’s automotive team, is leaving the company for personal reasons. Zadesky spent nearly 17 years at Apple, where he built and led the teams for the first iPod, first iPhone, all subsequent iPhones and iPods and hundreds of Apple accessories.

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