Father of Mac OS X joins Parallels

Karen Haslam
18 July, 2012
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Apple’s former senior vice president of Software Engineering Bertrand Serlet has joined the board at Parallels while working at a cloud computing startup called Upthere.

Serlet will be a non-executive director at the virtualisation company, according to AllThingsD. Parallels CEO Birger Steen provided a statement about the appointment, saying that Serlet has “the rare combination of a software visionary and master of execution.”

Serlet, often called the “father of Mac OS X” left Apple in March. He worked with Apple CEO Steve Jobs for 22 years, first at NeXT, the company Jobs founded after he left Apple in 1985, and later at Apple itself when Jobs returned in 1997. In that capacity, Serlet had a major role in the creation and development of Mac OS X.

On leaving Apple, Serlet said that he wanted “to focus less on products and more science.”


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