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Former Apple executive joins Leap Motion

Leap Motion appoints Andy Miller, Apple's former VP of mobile advertising, as president and COO.

Andy Miller Highland Capital Partners

Andy Miller, Apple's former VP of mobile advertising, is joining Leap Motion as the company's president and chief operating officer starting in August.

Miller will be responsible for guiding the motion-control software and hardware company's growth, including business development, growing the executive team, and leading the development of the Leap application discovery store, according to a press release.

"I've been fortunate to work with some of the most influential figures and companies in the technology industry, and I'm as excited about the Leap as I've ever been about a technology," Miller said in the release. "The potential for the Leap is limitless, as it is going to fundamentally change the way we interact with so many devices in our lives. I'm thrilled to come on board and looking forward to growing Leap Motion into the technology powerhouse it's on the road to becoming."

Miller, who was recently a general partner at Highland Capital Partners, led the $12.75 million first round funding for Leap Motion earlier this year. The former Apple executive reported directly to Steve Jobs andleft Apple late last year to join Highland Capital.