“Karen Appleton, the veteran business development executive who was the first non-technical hire at the cloud storage and collaboration company Box, has left that company for an enterprise-focused role at Apple,” Arik Hesseldahl reports for Re/code.
“Appleton announced that she was leaving Box in a Medium post last week,” Hesseldahl reports. “Today she said on Facebook that she had joined Apple, but didn’t elaborate on the nature of the job.”
“Sources familiar with the move say Appleton will have a role in Apple’s evolving approach to the enterprise marketplace, though her precise title wasn’t clear,” Hesseldahl reports. “Last year, Apple hired John Solomon, a longtime HP exec, to lead its operation of selling to large companies and government agencies.”
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