Week in review: Beyond Meat, Apple, LinkedIn, and more!

Beyond Meat hires Tesla’s head of solar as new COO, Apple’s head of communications is leaving the company, and LinkedIn CMO Shannon Brayton is leaving at the end of the year.

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Every week we bring you an overview of the most important executive changes from around the world. This week, Beyond Meat poaches Tesla’s head of solar to become the company’s new Chief Operating Officer. Read more about this and other notable executive changes:

Beyond Meat hires Tesla’s head of solar as new COO
Beyond Meat, a leader in plant-based meat, announced that Sanjay Shah has been named its Chief Operating Officer. Shah will assume responsibility for Beyond Meat’s global operations and production. Before joining Beyond Meat, Shah served as Senior Vice President of Energy Operations at Tesla, where he was responsible for the worldwide Energy business and led the North America Sales/Services/Delivery for Automotive.

Apple’s head of communications is leaving the company
Steve Dowling, Apple’s head of communications, is leaving the company after 16 years on the job. According to an internal memo sent to staff, Dowling plans to take time off and is apparently not moving to another job at another company. Dowling is the third executive from Apple to step down this year after the company lost its retail boss Angela Ahrendts and legendary design chief Jony Ive. All three executives reported directly to CEO Tim Cook.

LinkedIn CMO Shannon Brayton is leaving at the end of the year
LinkedIn’s chief marketing officer Shannon Brayton is stepping down at the end of the year after nine years with the company. Brayton plans to start advising individuals and companies based on her extensive marketing experience. Current vice president of brand marketing and communications Melissa Selcher will succeed Brayton as CMO. Selcher joined LinkedIn in 2016 as VP of communications, and previously held senior roles at OpenTable, eBay and Yahoo.

Oscar Health hires former Uber executive as Chief Operating Officer
Health insurer Oscar Health has tapped former Uber executive Meghan Joyce to become the company’s Chief Operating Officer. The company is looking to expand into the fast-growing private Medicare Advantage market as the Affordable Care Act marketplace has lagged under the Trump administration. Joyce was previously Uber’s Regional General Manager for the US and Canada but left the company in April, just a month before the company went public.

Globality appoints Chief Revenue Officer to lead global growth
Globality, a digital B2B procurement platform, has announced the appointment of Keith Hausmann as its chief revenue officer overseeing the company’s business development, sales, and growth initiatives. Hausmann was previously managing director at Accenture, where he led one of the largest procurement operations in the world with more than fifteen thousand employees.

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