Reportedly, Apple has hired former Facebook executive Timothy Campos as its new head of Information Systems and Technology department (IS&T) which oversees the operations of the company’s website, online service, and customer support.
The current head of IS&T, Mary Demby will be retiring in Spring of 2023 after serving 30 years at the tech company and three-years as the lead of Apple’s “nerve center”. It is also reported that the Demby’s deputy, David Smoley the VP of software engineering is also retiring.
Meta’s former chief information officer and co-founder of Woven app to head Apple’s IS&T
As per the report, Campos was the former chief information officer at Meta from 2010 to 2016 and recently, he co-founded a popular calendar app, Woven which was acquired by Slack in 2021 and later by Salesforce Inc.
He will be replacing Demby at the Cupertino tech company and will report to Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri. A spokesman confirmed the new hire.
Although the tech giant has reportedly paused new hiring outside Research & Development (R&D) department as an escalation of cost cut, it was important to fill out senior positions because currently, the company is facing a talent drain at the top level.
In addition to Demby, Apple’s head of online retail store Anna Matthiasson, and vice president in charge of industrial design, Evans Hankey are also leaving. Previously, the company’s Chief of Privacy, Jane Horvath left after 10 years to join a law firm and its VP of procurement Tony Blevins departed after his sexist comment in a TikTok video that went viral.
It is reported that the task of finding Evans Hankey’s replacement to head the design team is proving to be a difficult task for the company which is the prominent team that has been key to its “prolonged success”. Hankey is not only Jony Ive’s successor but also the last member of his team in the company. The lack of talent within the company to fill his position leaves Apple with few options.