Cyanogen names key members of the leadership team

This morning the Cyanogen Inc. team put out a press release announcing some of their recent hires as it relates to their leadership team. Normally this information wouldn’t relate much to the community side of things, but I think some of the names involved, and where their experiences, would be of interest to some of you.

Below is the press release in its unaltered form, as written by Kirt McMaster:

When Steve and I decided to form a company around the CyanogenMod Open Source project in 2012… both of us had wild ambitions to take on the world… and create an Android that knows no bounds… made for the user… and in many ways made for us. The “OS we would like to use”… no restraint… infinite possibility.

As we go from 1.2B Android smartphones today to over 5B in the next 5 years the thought of innovation slowing and mobile reaching its zenith is far from a reality. In fact, in five years AOSP will be larger than the entire global smartphone market of 1.8 billion users today!

I often joke with Steve that when they ask Spielberg how he chooses the movies he makes… his answer has always been “These are the movies I’d like to see.” Well Steve and the open source community have been making the Android they’d like to use since 2009… only now we are moving from an indie production to something a little more sophisticated… at a larger scale.

With that said, we would like to announce today several key hires on the leadership team of Cyanogen Inc. that will help us scale & build a global phenomenon built by you… for you.

  • VP of Product is Dave Herman, a talented consumer services veteran who previously held leadership roles at Hulu, Amazon and Microsoft where he pioneered a number of loved products.
  • VP of Engineering Tyler Carper, most recently Director of Engineering at HTC responsible for the team that built many of their software innovations. He also ran a tour of duty at MSFT focused on Xbox.
  • VP Global Partnerships & Distribution, Vik Natarajan who joins us from MediaTek where he was VP Corporate Marketing, managing ecosystem partnerships globally for one of the worlds leading makers of SOCs. Prior to that he spent a number of years at Broadcom.

Ultimately the most exciting thing for all of us at Cyanogen is getting to work with incredibly talented people… and building the future… faster.

Much more to come.

Kirt

One of CyanogenMod’s goals has been to bring support to as many devices as reasonably possible, and these new folks joining the Cyanogen Inc. team allow for a stronger push to support additional platforms, regions and the continued growth of CM’s reach. With the combined talent between the community of contributors, maintainers, users and now these new members, this is an exciting time to see an influx of supported devices, new users and the growth of this community. Exciting times ahead.

  • Kevin Kuo

    Exciting times ahead indeed!

  • Wayan Aryadi

    Thaks cyanogenmod

  • Ramon A. Culson

    Awesome….. When CM support S5…..

  • Yogendra Patel

    ASOP Android?? Now whats that?

  • Kevin Kuo

    Awesome Sack Of Ponies

  • Lucas Lopez

    Hi, I have a problem in my motorola XT912 when I use the version cm-11-20140621-NIGHT-umts_spyder me bug the phone and I have to restart the meantime when I use the version cm-11-20140226-NIGHT-umts_spyder works perfect. .! Below I leave catch … Thanks

  • Jason Fracaro

    Wrong place to be posting this. Please make your posts in the forums.

  • Clayton Deering

    I just want to thank all of y’all for all your hard work in the open community. Keep up the good work.

  • http://www.phonandroid.com/ Tiger13

    For me ,like many users i think …i wait for a better design and inovations ,with attractive icons …etc ….(like MIUI with his own style for example) ,and principaly a “good” launcher with folders creation ,apps that we can move on the drawer …etc …as we want + others greats customisations .
    i wait better integrated basics apps (call SMS ..etc….) like Stock firmware too .

    The aim is to obtain an attractive rom , not just a “row” AOSP ,summarily modified with just options adding…but a great user experience !!!! and with goods possibilities completely useful ( like Samsung “S-view cover” for example …)

    What do you think about this “dream” ???!!!

  • Guest

    For me ,like many users i think …i wait for a better design and
    inovations ,with attractive icons …etc ….(like MIUI with his own
    style for example) ,and principaly a “good” launcher with folders
    creation ,apps that we can move on the drawer …etc …as we want +
    others greats customisations .
    i wait better integrated basics apps (call SMS ..etc….) like Stock firmware too .

    The
    aim is to obtain an attractive rom , not just a “row” AOSP ,summarily
    modified with just options adding…but a great user experience !!!!
    and with goods possibilities completely useful ( like Samsung “S-view cover” for example …)

    What do you think about this “dream” ???!!!

  • http://www.phonandroid.com/ Tiger13

    @disqus_ShXRRZxILY:disqus

    the double post is an error ,i asked for delete ,sorry ..

    You don’t have understood !
    i just give “example” …and i never critic great Cyanogenmod , i don’t speak about his greats features too …

    it’s just a simply idea .

    The aim is to create a pleasant rom with a “own” personality and dynamics inovations… but no an AOSP like Nexus experience.

    it’s not a request ,not any pretentious …just an “idea” ,

    but “maybe” the begining of the future evolution of CM (THEY DO WHAT THEY WANT TO DO ! )

    In the life ,YOU NEED to EVOLVE !!! otherwise that annoy more and more of people … we want the “new fesh air”
    The world change !!!

    Actualy ,how many people download CM ??? just for to test ….. and how many go back to Stock (for Touchwiz ,Sense,Xperia ,optimus …) ??? answer => more and more people !!! the reality !!!
    CM begin to be a “geekland” area for just “fan” and/or “old school” ???

    And i don’t speak about bloatwares , but usefull functionalities ..it’s different !

  • Galileo

    You’d rather have your privacy invaded and your right to sue in case something goes horribly wrong taken away from you over almost complete freedom just because of a few features most roms now a days also offer? Well, whatever floats your boat buddy.

  • http://about.me/inversesandwich InverseSandwich

    Android Open Souce Project. It’s the source code that all builds of Android originate from.

  • makapav

    Android L is doing it for everyone. If you’ve seen the ‘L’ Developer Preview you will know that spending time to make Android ‘beautiful’, is a waste of time because the source is going to become it..

  • Jacob Bssid Turner

    Thanks guys!