Motorola CEO Dennis steps down to join Dropbox.

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by AbZamo, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. AbZamo macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2014
    Following tightly on the announcement that Motorola will be acquired by Lenovo, CEO of Motorola Dennis Woodside is ready to step down from the company. Following over 10 years at Google and just shy of two years at the helm of Motorola, Woodside will reportedly be the first COO of quickly-expanding Dropbox according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.

    Before moving over to the then-Google-owned Motorola, Woodside was the Vice President of Americas Operations at Google, in charge of managing relationships with partners and advertising agencies, where he saw revenue grow from $10.8 to $17.5 billion in less than three years. That's the kind of experience Dropbox needs as it continues to grow, recently closing a huge funding round of $350 million from various investors. The Journal reports Woodside will be tasked, among other initiatives, with expanding Dropbox into the highly-competitive enterprise software market.

    Woodside was scheduled to appear at a press event at Mobile World Congress less than two weeks from now, where he was to give "an update on the business" along with other Motorola executives. It seems there will be one less person at the table at this point, with no indication of who will be taking Woodside's position at the top of Motorola as it transitions to being a Lenovo company.
  2. kenypowa macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2008
    I doubt direction of Motorola will change much. The whole senior management team was former Google executives, and Google will own 6% of Lenovo after the deal closes, therefore Google still exerts significant control over Motorola.
  3. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
    Dennis was a great guy but I'm sure motorola will be fine. Motorola will still remain intact for the most part. They're just getting passed around. In an interview Dennis said that the Moto X and Moto G were entirely Motorola and that google had nothing to do with it. The company will still function the same as before just with a different company behind the scenes.
  4. jamezr macrumors G4


    Aug 7, 2011
    Moto will be fine.......He might have seen some writing on the wall so to speak. If Lenovo is paying that much for can bet they will want some of their own people to be involved. Lenovo did the same thing when they bought IBM's PC line.

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