Magic Leap announces four new appointments to its corporate leadership team

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October 9, 2020 – Spatial computing company Magic Leap announced yesterday the addition of four strategic appointments to its corporate leadership team across the areas of legal and regulatory compliance, human resources, product and business strategy, marketing, corporate communications, sales, business development, and finance.

Ana Lang, Walter Delph, Jose Baltazar and John Doherty will join Magic Leap’s corporate leadership team as part of the company’s continued transformation.

Commenting on the appointments, Magic Leap CEO, Peggy Johnson, said: “When I joined Magic Leap, I found a diverse, high performing team that are the best at what they do, and a strong technology platform with one of the most robust IP portfolios I’ve seen for a company of this scale”. She continued, “As CEO, I am focused on transforming Magic Leap to capitalize on the opportunities ahead. That includes sharpening our focus and re-aligning our operations to fit the direction of the business with a focus on ROI for our customers. It was important for me to bolster our leadership team with world class talent that will help me lead this company into the future.”

The new appointees are:

Ana Lang, Chief Legal Officer

Ana Lang has been promoted to Chief Legal Officer. She was previously Senior Vice President of Legal and Compliance and was the first person to be promoted to the senior leadership team from within the company. In this role, Lang will continue to serve as Magic Leap’s senior-most legal advisor, responsible for leading the company’s legal team and overseeing all legal and compliance initiatives.

Walter Delph, Chief Business Officer

Walter Delph has assumed the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer. Most recently, Delph was a Partner and Managing Director at BCG Digital Ventures, Boston Consulting Group’s corporate venture capital firm focused on innovation, product development and early-stage investing.

In his role as Chief Business Officer at Magic Leap, Delph will serve as a key member of the company’s senior leadership team, responsible for the overall leadership and financial results of the company’s business teams, including: Strategy, Marketing, Corporate Communications, Sales, Business Development, and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Jose Baltazar, Chief Transformation and People Officer

Jose Baltazar, formerly Magic Leap’s Vice President of Mission Control Operation, has taken on the newly created role of Senior Vice President and Chief Transformation and People Officer. In this role, Baltazar will be responsible for human resources, diversity and inclusion, and culture, as well as leading the coordination of company transformation including enterprise, digital and data transformation, along with organizational development.

John Doherty, Chief Financial Officer

John Doherty has assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer for Magic Leap. He has spent more than 30 years in financial leadership positions directing substantial growth, corporate realignment and leading the turnaround of underperforming operations for businesses globally, according to Magic Leap.

Yesterday’s announcement is the first major news from Magic Leap since it announced the appointment of Peggy Johnson back in July this year, following a turbulent time for the company where it saw a number of its employees laid off and its Founder and then-CEO, Rony Abovitz, step down as CEO.

For more information on the new additions to Magic Leap’s corporate leadership team, click here.

Image credit: Magic Leap

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