Apple this evening has updated its Leadership webpage to name Adrian Perica its vice president of corporate development. Perica originally joined Apple in 2009, focusing on leading mergers and acquisitions. He will report directly to Tim Cook through his updated role.
With his new vice president of corporate development title, he will continue focusing on mergers, acquisitions, and strategic investing efforts, according to Apple. Here is how Perica’s role is described on Apple’s Leadership webpage:
Adrian Perica is Apple’s vice president of Corporate Development, reporting to CEO Tim Cook.
Adrian is responsible for the company’s mergers, acquisitions and strategic investing efforts. Since joining Apple in 2009, he has overseen the successful integration of vital technologies and new businesses across hardware, software and services.
Prior to Apple, Adrian worked at Goldman Sachs for eight years and before that, he worked at Deloitte Consulting and was an officer in the US Army.
Little is known about Perica’s tenure at Apple. A Bloomberg profile from 2014 describe his role in Apple’s $3 billion acquisition of Beats. A report that same year described a meeting between Perica and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.