Motorola Mobility executives follow in a long line of people who have steered communications technology from the 20th century into the 21st. Here you will find their bios and high-resolution images of them.
Rick Osterloh took on leadership of Motorola Mobility in April, 2014. Rick has a long and successful track record in the industry and at Motorola. Prior to becoming President, Rick was Senior Vice President of Product at Motorola, responsible for the planning, strategy and delivery of all products. Prior to that he served as vice president of product and design at Skype, where he oversaw product for more than 250 million monthly Skype users. Prior to Skype, Rick was responsible for the delivery of software and operation of the Android platform at Motorola. Before Motorola, Rick led product management at Good Technology, managed enterprise software projects for Fortune 1000 companies at Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group, worked in product management at Amazon.com and analyzed wireless industry investments for Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
Magnus Ahlqvist has been responsible for the EMEA & APAC regions at Motorola Mobility since 2013. In this role, he has been driving the business in the two regions covering all activities from formulating the strategy, building the teams and driving very strong growth as Motorola has re-entered many critical markets.
Magnus has a strong track record of driving growth and profitability in a number of general management positions in Europe, North America and Asia. Prior to joining the Motorola team, he was President of Sony Mobile China and also head of the Greater China region. Before that, he led the Sony Ericsson businesses in Iberia, the global account responsibility for Telefonica and as General Manager for Canada. Magnus grew up in Sweden, has an M. Sc. in Economics and Managerial Finance and additional education from a number of leading schools in the US, Europe and Asia.
Iqbal oversees the development of leading-edge mobile technologies, architecture, system design and products. He has successfully led development of Moto X, Droid, RAZR, and iDEN PTT product lines. He is also responsible for numerous innovations powering Motorola devices including low power Mobile Computing System, 4G chipset and MAXX battery technology. Previously, as the CVP of innovation products, Iqbal led company’s most ambitious startup effort to bring the original Droid product line to market. He has also served as the VP & GM of Motorola Europe products. Iqbal holds a BSEE from University of Miami and a master’s of engineering management from Northwestern University. He also serves on Northwestern’s MEM executive advisory board.
Sergio Buniac is a Motorola Mobility veteran, having spent the last 18 years in various roles within the company. Currently, he is the Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Latin America and President of Motorola Brazil and is responsible for the business strategy and direction for all operations in the region.
Prior to this role, Sergio led the Mobile Devices business for Latin America, and spent two years in Mexico City as the Regional Sales Director for Americas Movil. Before that, he spent three years in the U.S. leading the Strategic Planning and Companion Products businesses for the Americas region. Under his leadership, the company has seen significant growth in Brazil, Chile and Argentina.
Sergio previously held leadership positions at IBM and Booz-Allen & Hamilton. He holds a MBA from the University of Chicago, a postgraduate degree from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and Bachelor's in Engineering from the University of São Paulo’s Escola Politécnica.
Adrienne joined Motorola in 2013 to oversee global communications, including corporate and consumer PR, media relations, and social media channels. Prior to joining Motorola, she was general manager of Edelman's New York Consumer Marketing practice where she oversaw specialists in marketing, media, digital communication and content. She was a 2012 recipient of PR Week's "40 Under 40" honor. From 2005 to 2007, Adrienne worked onsite at Burger King's world headquarters, providing real-time strategic counsel to the marketing team and CMO. Before joining Edelman in 2005, Adrienne held positions at Porter Novelli Chicago, Dome Hill & Knowlton and Euro RSCG Tatham, where she helped launch the PR division in the Chicago office.
Steve leads global software engineering for Motorola and is responsible for software and experiences across the entire Motorola product lineup including Moto X, Moto G and the Droid franchise. He brings vast technology experience including the development of world-class products at Google, Apple and Microsoft. While at Google, Steve led the Android engineering team responsible for the creation of the Android OS. Prior to joining Motorola, Steve was CTO at Coupons.com where he was in charge of worldwide engineering and technology strategy. At Microsoft, Steve spent nine years in leadership roles shipping a series of consumer products including AT&T U-verse, Windows Media Center Edition, UltimateTV and WebTV. Steve began his career at Apple where he spent six years working on Macintosh products and technologies, including the first extensible Macintosh Control Panel, which he developed at Apple during a summer internship while attending college at the University of Michigan.
As Corporate Vice President of North America and Global GTM Operations for Motorola Mobility, Jeff leads the company’s business relationships with North American wireless operators and retailers, as well as global technical sales, support, and program management. Previously, Jeff was responsible for leading Motorola’s Strategic Account Management Program and served as the leader of Motorola’s global eCommerce business.
Prior to these roles, Jeff spent five years with Somera Communications as the Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Before that, he was at Motorola from 1996 - 1999 leading sales, engineering, and deployment teams within the Cellular Infrastructure Group. He also has more than 10 years’ experience at AT&T holding various leadership positions in Sales Management, Marketing and Product Management. Jeff graduated with a B.S. degree from Miami University in Oxford, OH, and later earned his M.B.A. from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.
Scott’s team sets overall legal strategy, partners with business leads, negotiates all strategic deals with customers, suppliers and partners; manages the global trademark and litigation portfolio and maintains legal compliance. Most recently, Scott served as a key leader in the planning and structuring of Motorola’s businesses into two independent, publicly traded companies following the separation of the company in 2011. Scott also led the formation of the combined Intellectual Property business and legal teams. Prior to joining Motorola Mobility, Scott worked for law firm Boodle Hatfield and Royal Dutch Shell plc.
Mark leads all elements of Motorola Mobility’s supply chain and operations, which includes procurement, operations, logistics, customer service, quality and planning. He most recently served as vice president of supply chain & operations for Lab126/Amazon, where he built the supply chain that produced Amazon’s Kindle and Kindle Fire. Prior to Amazon, Mark spent 14 years at Nokia, working across multiple departments, and served as vice president of global materials and then chief procurement officer at Flextronics. Mark grew up in England and has lived in and led teams in Europe, North America and China.
Scott manages all aspects of human resources at Motorola Mobility, including talent management, benefits, staffing, employee development and compensation. Scott previously served in human resources leadership roles at Visa, NVIDIA and Portal Software. Prior to taking on executive HR positions, Scott was a managing consultant at Towers Perrin. He started his career in the military where he was an engineering company commander, personnel officer and member of the leadership faculty at West Point.
Charlie Tritschler joined Motorola in March 2013 and leads Product Management for all Motorola products. Prior to Motorola, Charlie was the eighth member of the Kindle team at Amazon and over his eight years with the company, launched multiple generations of the iconic e-reader, Kindle Fire tablets, and Amazon Fire TV. Prior to Amazon, Charlie drove Product Management at PalmSource, the company behind PalmOS and ran Marketing and Product Management at Liberate Technologies, a startup formed by Oracle and Netscape to power interactive television. Earlier in his career, Charlie held product management, sales, and marketing positions in his nine years at Apple.
Jim leads a global creative staff committed to delivering unique and intuitive industrial design and user experiences for mobile products at Motorola Mobility. Credited with more than 50 design and utility patents, Jim has received multiple global design awards. Prior to joining Motorola in 2001, Jim served in design leadership roles at Sapient and Sony. He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from the University of Illinois and a graduate degree in design from Nihon University in Japan.
Vanessa oversees all financial activities, real estate and workplace services, corporate development, information technology, strategy and companion products. Prior to joining Motorola Mobility, Vanessa was the chief financial officer of Marsh & McLennan Companies, a publicly traded professional services firm. She’s a tech finance veteran, having also held CFO roles at 360networks, Metricom and Adelphia Communications, where she was part of an executive team that oversaw one of the most complex bankruptcy cases in U.S. history. Vanessa currently serves on the board of directors for SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. and previously served on the boards of InfoSpace and KGB USA, Inc.