Former iAd Boss Bounces From Apple to Land At Leap Motion
Eleven months ago, MMi reported
that Andy Miller, the executive once in charge of Apple's not-so-successful iAd operation, decided to leave the hallowed halls of Cupertino for new opportunities.
Miller, who joined the company as VP of mobile advertising in 2010 following his work at Quattro Wireless, left the iDevice maker (where he reported directly to Steve Jobs) to become a general partner at Highland Capital, a Boston-based venture firm that initially funded Quattro Wireless.
On Tuesday, new reports surfaced that Miller has landed in another prominent position in the tech business - namely, at a portfolio company of Highland. Miller is the new big-man-on-campus at motion-control startup Leap Motion.
"Andy had been spending around 80% of his time on Leap over the past few months anyway, and he brought up the idea of going there fulltime," Peter Bell, a general partner with Highland, tells Fortune magazine. "We talked about it a lot, and think it's the right move for Andy, the company and Highland. This is one of those companies that really feels different, and having Andy there makes us feel even better about it."
Miller will serve as president and chief operating officer of Leap Motion, which specializes in making 3D motion-control and motion-sensing technology.