In the first significant executive re-shuffling following Steve Jobs’ resignation, Eddy Cue has been promoted Apple’s executive team and will serve as Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services.
Under his new role, Cue will report directly to Tim Cook and will help over see Apple’s content stores, including the iTunes Music Store, the App Store, and the iBookstore. Moreover, Cue will also be responsible for overseeing Apple’s iAd business and its upcoming iCloud service. Earlier this month, Apple’s iAd chief, Andy Miller, tendered his resignation to take on a role at a VC firm.
Apple has already put up a bio page for Cue and provides some heretofore unknown information about him. After earning a dual degree in Computer Science and Economics from Duke University, Cue began working at Apple in 1989 where he originally managed software engineering and customer support teams. More recently, Cue played an integral role in developing Apple’s iLife suite of software as well as in creating Apple’s online store, the iTunes Music Store, and of course, the iTunes App Store.
Highlighting the new position, newly minted CEO Tim Cook sent out the following email to company employees.
It is my pleasure to announce the promotion of Eddy Cue to Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services. Eddy will report to me and will serve on Apple’s executive management team.
Eddy oversees Apple’s industry-leading content stores including the iTunes Store, the revolutionary App Store and the iBookstore, as well as iAd and Apple’s innovative iCloud services. He is a 22-year Apple veteran and leads a large organization of amazing people. He played a major role in creating the Apple online store in 1998, the iTunes Music Store in 2003 and the App Store in 2008.
Apple is a company and culture unlike any other in the world and leaders like Eddy get that. Apple is in their blood. Eddy and the entire executive management team are dedicated to making the best products in the world that delight our customers and make our employees incredibly proud of what they do.
Please join me in congratulating Eddy on this significant and well-deserved promotion. I have worked with Eddy for many years and look forward to working with him even closer in the future.
And we at EdibleApple would also like to announce that Cue now has his very own content tag. No doubt a doubly joyous day for Apple’s newest executive!