Apple’s manager of management training, Joel Podolny, has officially left the company to embark on a new venture in a startup.
It is currently not known when Joel Podolny left Apple, nor do we know the identity of the startup he is now a part of. Remember that Podolny was one of the managers of Apple University, Apple’s internal school aimed at better training new generations of managers.
According to Bloomberg, the former head of management training at Apple has been replaced by two new co-chairs from Apple University, who will report directly to Deirdre O’Brien, head of retail and human resources at Apple. .
Podolny joined Apple after being recruited by Steve Jobs, with Apple University established in early 2009. The program taught executives about company values and decision making and covered a wide variety of courses covering many aspects of Apple’s activity. Podolny was also hired to work for Apple’s human resources team, before moving full-time to Apple University in 2014.
In October 2020, Podolny wrote an article examining the inner workings of Apple, giving suggestions on how executives should work and the development of various Apple companies. The article also featured a Jobs initiative that fired CEOs of all business units in a single day in the first year of his return to Apple.
Prior to joining the company, Podolny worked as dean of the Yale School of Management and as a professor at Harvard University.