serletAs noted by AllThingsD, former Apple senior vice president of Mac Software Engineering Bertrand Serlet has joined the board of directors at software virtualization company Parallels. Serlet left Apple in March 2011 and was revealed just weeks ago to be working on a new cloud-focused startup called Upthere.

Serlet will serve as a non-executive director, bringing to Parallels his distinctive professional experience of having led the development of Mac OS X from its inception until his departure from Apple in 2011. Serlet’s distinguished background and unique insights will help Parallels accelerate growth and continue creating software that simplifies life for consumers and businesses. [...]

"With Parallels Desktop, Parallels became a critical developer for the Mac platform, and I got to know and appreciate the Parallels leadership team. I also discovered Parallels deep involvement with the cloud, represented by its rich portfolio of products. I look forward to drawing on my career at Apple to help guide Parallels as it continues on its impressive growth trajectory," said Serlet.

Parallels has been one of the most popular software solutions for Mac users seeking to run Windows in a virtualized environment rather than relying on Apple's Boot Camp solution.

Top Rated Comments

Donnacha Avatar
151 months ago
Ugh, that photo!!!

It looks like he's running a different OS in each eye.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pajamma Avatar
151 months ago
Ugh, that photo!!!

It looks like he's running a different OS in each eye.

MacRumors gods - please, please bring back the downvote.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Waxhead138 Avatar
151 months ago
Ouch!

Wow be easy....its a strange photo, but if you look at some of the details...it screams major accident w/ tons a surgery. The guy has probably been through hell.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
50548 Avatar
151 months ago
Together with Avie Tevanian, Bertrand Serlet constitutes one of the GREAT management losses at Apple in the last five years...both executives' talents at developing top-class Mac software and OS won't be replaced anytime soon.

In the meantime, we have to deal with Scott Forstall, Craig Federighi and their rabid integration of iOS crap into OS X...alas, how the times have changed...
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Morod Avatar
151 months ago
To heck with his eyes.
What a brain that man has!
Thank you, Mr. Serlet, for OS X.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NAG Avatar
151 months ago
Think this thread hit the tasteless mark in record time.

As far as the actual news, I'm sort of wondering why he joined the board and if it means anything at all (i.e. will it give them a significant advantage over VMWare).
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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