Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch is leaving the company to join Apple’s staff. This news was leaked in an SEC Filling and later confirmed by Adobe as well.
Lynch has worked for Adobe since 2005 and is credited for inspiring the company’s significant push into web publishing through Creative Cloud and its expansion to multiple screens.
On his departure, Adobe said in a statement to All Things D:
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.
Apple provided information to CNBC about Lynch position at company. He will be the company’s new vice president of technology and report to Bob Mansfield.
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