Former Apple exec named first chief operating officer of Mosyle

Mosyle, which specializes in modern Apple MDM and security, has named former Apple exec Michael Donlan as the company’s first chief operating officer.

He’ll be responsible “for implementing world-class business operations to support the company’s next phase of growth driven by the unprecedented adoption of Apple devices in the enterprise and education markets,” according to Mosyle CEO Alcyr Araujo.

An established education player, Apple has seen a significant surge in the enterprise market. IDC’s MarketScape: Unified Endpoint Management for Apple Device Report shows that macOS is the operating system for 23% of computers at U.S. companies with 1,000 employees or more, up from 17% in 2019. Additionally, Mac devices shipped to employees in the enterprise sector spiked 34% year over year in the second quarter of 2020, and more than half of smartphones in use at U.S. enterprises are iPhones. This market growth is causing many organizations to rethink their approach to endpoint security and management.

Most recently, Donlan served as the head of the U.S. Public Sector at Apple, where he was responsible for government and education sales, marketing, consulting, and pre-sales engineering. Before Apple, he spent more than 14 years at Microsoft, serving in senior executive roles across the globe in government, defense, education, and healthcare sectors. 

Donlan also held several senior technology, sales, and operations roles at BearingPoint, Oracle and the U.S. Government. Donlan holds a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from James Madison University, where he also serves as an adjunct professor and advisory board member to the College of Business Management.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.