The Chief Technology Officer of Adobe has apparently decided that Adobe is not the place for him. It was announced today that Kevin Lynch, Adobe’s CTO, is leaving the company to become the vice president of technology at Apple. According to Adobe, the CTO position will not be filled, but the responsibilities will be divided up between current CEO Shantanu Narayen, and senior vice president Bryan Lamkin.
Adobe released a full statement today regarding the departure of Lynch:
Kevin Lynch, Adobe CTO, is leaving the company effective March 22 to take a position at Apple We will not be replacing the CTO position; responsibility for technology development lies with our business unit heads under the leadership of Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen. Bryan Lamkin, who has recently returned to Adobe, will assume responsibilities for cross company research and technology initiatives as well as Corporate Development. We wish Kevin well in this new chapter of his career.
While it is not clear exactly what Lynch’s duties will include, becoming vice president of technology at a company like Apple will sure be a pretty important position. Lynch has worked with Apple previously, including the development of Mac software in the past.
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