Apple Vice President of Retail Jerry McDougal has reportedly left the company, according to information that sources gave to Gary Allen of IfoAppleStore. McDougal has been with Apple since 2000, and was recruited by former Retail chief Ron Johnson.
Formerly of IBM and retailer PC Connection, McDougal had been one of the candidates that many speculated could replace Johnson when he left to be CEO of JC Penney. That position ended up going to Dixons’ John Browett. Browett was then fired after a series of issues surrounding his treatment of hiring practices and hours placed pressure on CEO Tim Cook.
After Browett’s exit, McDougal re-enterd the short list of potentials. Both Bob Bridger, VP of Development and Steve Cano, VP of Retail, have also been considered to be candidates.
Allen’s sources say that McDougal is leaving to spend more time with his family. We’ve reached out to Apple to see if we can confirm the departure. Currently, McDougal’s LinkedIn profile still lists Apple as his employer.
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