Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch leaves Adobe for Apple

This came as a huge surprise (shock) to many people.

Kevin Lynch, Adobe’s CTO is leaving Adobe and joining Apple…

An Adobe spokesperson, confirmed to All Things D that Lynch will be leaving the company at the end of the week, and will be taking a position at Apple.

Kevin Lynch hasn’t been Apple’s biggest supporter, speaking out against Apple at 2010’s Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco so this comes as a big surprise.

Apple confirmed said that Lynch will be joining the company as a VP of Technology.

And here’s Adobe’s statement:

Adobe’s statement:

“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.”

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