Apple has confirmed to AllThingsD that Apple’s very own Vice President of Retail, Jerry McDougal, has resigned and left company. McDougal, a potential canditate for the now-vacant Senior Vice President of Retail position, submitted his resignation earlier this month. Replacing him is Jim Bean, Apple’s former Vice President of Finance.
In a statement, Apple spokesman Steve Dowling says, “Retail has an incredibly strong network of leaders at the store and regional level, and they will continue the excellent work they’ve done over the past decade to revolutionize retailing with unique, innovative services and a focus on the customer that is second to none.”
Dowling goes on saying, “Jim Bean is moving to Retail to help support our store teams. Jim has been at Apple for 15 years and is a great leader who understands our culture and focus on customer service.” In a separate report from ifoAppleStore, McDougal’s departure is reportedly not work-related, but has something to do with his decision to spend more time with his family.