Apple iCloud Product Manager Exits

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John Herbold, who served as senior product manager for Apple iCloud from June 2007 to June 2011, is now vice president of product at HealthTeacher, a provider of online health promotion, disease prevention, social and emotional wellness and safety resources for kids in kindergarten through 12th grade. HealthTeacher issued a press release announcing Herbold's arrival.

In the release, HealthTeacher said Herbold "played a key role in the creation, development and launch of iCloud and led the development and marketing of Photo Stream. Prior to launching iCloud, John was a senior product manager on Apple's MobileMe team. While at Apple, John defined, shipped and marketed numerous products including iPhone and iPad apps, Web apps and cloud services."

According to Herbold's LinkedIn profile, he joined Apple in May 2006 as a product marketing intern and joined the iCloud team as a senior product manager in June 2007. Before joining Apple, Herbold was an investment banking analyst at A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc. He obtained his bachelor's degree at Miami University and an MBA at Duke University.

"John has a proven background of engaging audiences across the devices we use to learn, play, socialize and be entertained," Scott McQuigg, CEO of HealthTeacher, said in the release. "Applying his experience developing world-class interactive products, John will lead our efforts to broaden digital engagement with kids, their families and their teachers, all focused on measurably improving youth health."

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Apple launched iCloud earlier this month at WWDC 2011 in San Francisco. It was unclear Wednesday if Herbold attended WWDC to see the launch of iCloud.

iCloud is Apple's cloud-based service that allows users to automatically save content like photos, music, documents and more into the cloud so it is accessible from up to 10 devices. At WWDC Jobs said iCloud will work on iOS, PC and Mac devices and will be officially available in the fall as part of the release of Apple iOS 5. With the launch of iCloud, Apple will kill off MobileMe, it's struggling first attempt at a cloud product.

iCloud is the lynchpin of Apple's cloud strategy, which has already seen the erection of a massive data center in North Carolina, the leasing of an additional data center in California and the hiring of key cloud and data center executives.

Herbold marks the third high-profile departure from Apple in recent months. In March, Apple's Mac OS top executive, Bertrand Serlet, left the company after working with Jobs for more than two decades. And this month Apple's retail strategy head, Ron Johnson, took the top executive post at retailer J.C. Penney.