Perica '94Adrian Perica has been named Vice President of Corporate Development at Apple. In this role Adrian is in charge of mergers, acquisitions and strategic investing efforts, Apple said. The position appears to be a newly created role.

Prior to this appointment Adrian served as Apple's Head of Mergers and Acquisitions, where he reportedly led a team that consisted of roughly a dozen people that at times grew to include more than 100 staff for larger deals. Under his operating principles, potential acquisition targets were often identified by Apple engineers, with product managers presenting findings to the executive and his team on a monthly basis.

Adrian joined Apple in 2009 and has "overseen the successful integration of vital technologies and new businesses across hardware, software and services," the company said. Apple's purchase of Beats in 2014, the company's largest acquisition to date, was accomplished with Adrian at the helm. Read more.

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