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Apple’s head of investor relations retires; company hires in the areas of health and technology

Apple's head of investor relations retires;  company hires in the areas of health and technology

The chair dance in Cupertino recently involved the arrival and departure of talents in three very important areas of the company: finance, technology and health. Regarding the first, Apple’s most recent “loss” came from its faithful squire two decades ago and the voice of the company’s quarterly fiscal results – the senior investor relations director, Nancy Paxton.

In the technology area, Apple hired the pharmacy specialist (you didn’t read it wrong) David Smoley and in health, the cardiologist David Tsay – as we will see below.

Nancy Paxton

Although investors know only his name and the general public is barely aware of his existence, Nancy Paxton has been the face (or rather, the voice) of Apple’s conference calls for 23 years. Yesterday (10/30), during the announcement of the fiscal results for Apple’s fourth fiscal quarter, CFO Luca Maestri announced the retirement of the executive.

Maestri highlighted a time of the conference before the question and answer session on Apple’s fourth fiscal quarter not only to announce Paxton’s decision, but also to share a farewell message:

Nancy has been the face of Apple with analysts and investors during a period of incredible growth and success [da companhia]. Your passion for our company, your commitment and dedication to serving our entire investor base, and your sense of humor will be lacking. Personally, I am very grateful for the advice and support you have given me over the past six years.

Paxton thanked the testimony of the company’s chief financial officer and said it was a “privilege” to work at Apple:

[Eu recebi] a great privilege to engage with so many investors and analysts on behalf of Apple over the past two decades. And of course it was an extreme pleasure to work alongside so many brilliant people here on a daily basis.

Adding up all his contribution time, Paxton worked for 33 years at Apple and covered about 93 tax results for the company. She is expected to leave the company permanently in December; it has not yet been announced who will replace her in office.

Dr. David Tsay

David Tsay MD, Ph.D.

Apple’s healthcare endeavor continues to grow exponentially with the hiring of new doctors and specialists. This time, the information is that Apple hired prominent cardiologist David Tsay, a former professor at Columbia University, as reported by CNBC and confirmed by your LinkedIn profile.

Before taking up the position of professor of cardiology at the renowned American university, Tsay was CTO at the Presbyterian Hospital NewYork, where his focus was on «implementing digital services».

Tsay will work alongside dozens of other healthcare professionals who have already been hired by Apple, but there is no information on the exact occupation of the cardiologist in Cupertino. As we know, the company conducts several medical researches (with a focus on heart health) and also develops technologies in the area, some of which are already present in its products. gadgets.

David Smoley

In another change at Cupertino’s top echelon, Apple hired former AstraZeneca CIO David Smoley to take the lead role of Apple’s information technology office – currently headed by executive Mary Demby. The information is Bloomberg.

AstraZeneca is a pharmaceutical conglomerate with a presence in more than 100 countries; in Smoley’s case, he worked on the UK network for six years. Despite his specialty in pharmacy, he apparently will not be involved in Apple’s healthcare efforts.

via 9to5Mac, Apple World Today, AppleInsider