The team at Cyanogen had initially started out by offering custom ROMs for Android phones and users who did not want the version of Android that OEMs shipped with. The community surrounding Cyanogen has since grown over the years and with the ROM supporting more Android handsets with every release.
In fact they have grown to the point where they have spun out into their own company, Cyanogen Inc., and released devices like the Oppo N1 and the OnePlus One. However it looks like their plans aren’t stopping there, thanks to the recent hiring of several industry veterans. In a post on their official blog, Cyanogen Inc. announced that they have made three new hires recently.
They have managed to hire Dave Herman who will be their VP of Product. Herman used to work at Hulu, Amazon, and Microsoft where he held leadership roles. They also brought on board Tyler Carper as the VP of Engineering. Carper was also the Director of Engineering at HTC where he helped build software for HTC’s products. Last but not least is Vik Natarajan who will be assuming the role of VP of Global Partnerships and Distribution. Natarajan held a position as VP of Corporate Marketing at MediaTek and had also worked at Broadcom.
Like we said, these are veterans of the tech industry who will no doubt be able to share their experience and knowledge with the folks at Cyanogen Inc. It will be interesting to see where all of this leads in the future.