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Published: December 2011

A Newton, Massachusetts, native, Phil Schiller has served as senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple since 1997, orchestrating the rollouts of the iMac, the iTunes music store, the iPod, the iPhone, the iPad, and the App store. When the late Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, was on medical leave, it was Schiller who delivered the 2009 MacWorld keynote address. Schiller previously worked at Apple from 1987 to 1993, leaving to become vice president of product marketing at Macromedia, developer of the Flash multimedia web plugin, from 1995 to 1997. His first job out of Boston College, where he majored in biology and studied computer programming (C, Pascal, Assembly, and Machine code, as he recalls), was at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Boston. He worked as a lab technician, before joining the staff of Massachusetts General Hospital as a programmer and systems analyst.

This feature was posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 and is filed under Research.