Last year, Andy Miller, the executive once in charge of Apple’s not-so-successful iAd operation, decided to leave Apple.
Miller had joined Apple as Vice President (VP) of mobile advertising in 2010 following his work at Quattro Wireless, left the Apple (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, 17 July 2012, new reports surfaced that Miller has landed in another prominent position in the tech business at a portfolio company of Highland. Miller has joined motion-control startup Leap Motion.
Peter Bell, a general partner with Highland, told Fortune magazine:
“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 full time. 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 (COO) of Leap Motion, which specializes in making 3D motion-control and motion-sensing technology.