In a quick flash, Adobe Chief Technical Officer, Kevin Lynch, has decided to step down from Adobe (responsible for Flash and PhotoShop, among other famous software) and joined the ranks of Apple’s elite. While Adobe patches together their gaping hole within management which will be filled by their CEO, the execs of Apple will have exciting new projects to begin with Kevin Lynch, as he is mostly responsible for Adobe’s Creative Cloud push, as the folks at Cupertino have always struggled with improving their cloud services (like iCloud).
Adobe’s official statement is below:
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.