Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside reportedly set to become Dropbox COO [UPDATED]Alex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Well, it looks like being bought by Lenovo isn't the only major change that Motorola will be undergoing. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Dropbox will soon introduce Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside as its first chief operating officer. As Dropbox COO, Woodside will reportedly work with businesses and oversee the growing online storage company, utilizing his experience as an executive at Motorola and Google to help Dropbox continue to grow.
Dennis Woodside originally joined Google in 2003, working with Google's international advertisers and its other partners. Woodside was named CEO of Motorola Mobility once Google's acquisition of the company had officially closed, and under Woodside, Motorola released both the Moto X and Moto G.
Now it appears that Woodside is making the move from one growing tech segment to another by joining Dropbox. It's a pretty big deal for the online storage firm, as it's getting itself a new COO that's got a lot of experience as an executive in general as well as plenty of time spent working with other businesses.
How do you think Dennis Woodside did in his brief tenure as Motorola Mobility CEO?
UPDATE: In a post on The Official Motorola Blog, Dennis Woodside has confirmed that he will step down from his position as Motorola Mobility CEO at the end of March to become COO at Dropbox. Google employee Jonathan Rosenberg will become COO of Motorola on April 1 to help ensure that the company's transition to Lenovo goes smoothly. Google Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora will retain his position as Executive Chairman of the Motorola Operating Board to aid in the transition.
Woodside says that he's excited to see what will become of Motorola under Lenovo's leadership, going on to explain that Lenovo will be able to bring scale to Motorola and that the two companies "will be a force for good in the mobile industry."