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Apple finance executive departs to become CFO at Sonos


Longtime Apple finance executive Saori Casey is leaving Apple to become chief financial officer at Sonos, a smart speaker maker and HomePod competitor.

Sonos has often been referred to as "the Apple of speakers" since it focuses on premium hardware with software verticals. It stands to reason that Sonos is perfectly positioned to poach high-ranking Apple employees as it seeks to grow out from smart speakers.

According to a report Bloomberg, Saori Casey will leave Apple to become chief financial officer at Sonos. She will take the job on January 22, replacing Eddie Lazarus, who is moving to become chief strategy officer.

"The depth and breadth of her experience at world-class companies like Apple and Cisco make her perfectly suited to build on our momentum and seize the opportunity ahead," Sonos Chief Executive Officer Patrick Spence said in a statement.

Casey reported directly to Apple CFO Luca Maestri and had spent over 12 years at the company. She previously worked at Cisco for 15 years.

Sonos is expected to release AirPods and Apple TV competitors in 2024. Casey is among several other high-profile departures at Apple, including Steve Hotelling and Tang Tan.