Federighi worked under Steve Jobs at NeXT, where he led development of the Enterprise Objects Framework. He became an employee of Apple when it acquired NeXT in 1996, but then left it in 1999 for the enterprise IT company Ariba, where he was Chief Technology Officer.
Return to Apple
Federighi returned to Apple in 2009 and led engineering of Mac OS X. On March 23, 2011, Federighi succeeded Bertrand Serlet as vice president of Mac Software Engineering at Apple, and on August 27, 2012 he was promoted to senior vice president, reporting directly to CEO Tim Cook. On October 29, 2012, upon the announcement of Scott Forstall's departure from Apple, his role was expanded to encompass iOS in addition to Mac Software Engineering. As of August 2018, Federighi was reported to own more than 400,000 shares of Apple stock worth over US$50 million as of April 2021.
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