Two more executives are reportedly leaving Apple. According to BloombergVP of Online Retail Anna Mathiason is leaving the company and Chief Information Officer Mary Demby is retiring.
Both women had important roles at Apple; Matthiasson was in charge of Apple’s online store, and Demby ran the technology that ran that store, as well as Apple’s services and manufacturing. Bloomberg reports that Karen Rasmussen will now be in charge of online retail, but says it’s unclear who will replace Demby. Apple did not immediately respond On the edgeRequest for comment on executive departures.
Demby and Matthiasson are just the latest in a string of senior executives to leave the company in recent weeks. Evans Hankey, who has been in charge of industrial design since Jony Ive left the company in 2019, will step down sometime around April, and chief privacy officer Jane Horvath has reportedly announced internally that she will also be leaving the company soon. There’s also the case of vice president of procurement Tony Blevins, who was fired last month over crude remarks he made in a TikTok video, though that’s a different situation than the other departures.
While the departure of a few people from senior management isn’t necessarily a sign of a mass exodus, it’s worth keeping an eye on in case it becomes a trend. It’s also interesting that with the exception of Blevins, all of the departing executives are women. Apple has big goals for the diversity of its leadership team, but the departures could make those goals more difficult to achieve. According to the company’s websitewomen made up 31.4 percent of the global leadership team at the end of 2021. Apple’s 2022 report is due around March.