Late last year, Apple announced a major change to its executive management team. SVP of iOS Software, Scott Forstall and Head of Retail, John Browett, both left Apple. Now, the Vice President of Retail, Jerry McDougal has also resigned from the company, reports IFOAppleStore.
Apparently, he wanted to spend more time with this family and that is why he resigned. Apple seeks full commitment from employees and McDougal wanted more time with his family. He also worked for SVP of Retail Ron Johnson before working under John Browett. After last years management shake-up, he reported directly to Tim Cook.
McDougal took care of Apple’s retail marketing, product merchandising, store operations, loss prevention and customer loyalty programs. He would’ve eventually gotten the SVP of Retail position if he had stuck around. Jim Bean, former Apple VP of Finance will be replacing McDougal. Apple confirmed this in a statement to AllThingsD:
“Retail has an incredibly strong network of leaders at the store and regional level, and they will continue the excellent work they’ve done over the past decade to revolutionize retailing with unique, innovative services and a focus on the customer that is second to none. Jim Bean is moving to Retail to help support our store teams. Jim has been at Apple for 15 years and is a great leader who understands our culture and focus on customer service.”
Apple is still on the lookout for someone who’d take care of Apple’s Retail division. Former SVP John Browett didn’t do a good job, which led to him being sacked last year. The company has been losing a lot of Vice Presidents, specially after the departure of late Steve Jobs. I bet they miss him. Let’s see how Jim Bean handles the Retail department.