Greg Sandoval of CNET profiles Eddy Cue, Apple’s Senior Vice President for Internet Software and Services, and how his calm personality and problem-solving skills have been a great help for Apple (via MacRumors):
The 48-year-old Cuban-American played a major role in the creation of Apple’s Web store, iTunes, and iPods. And as Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, he’s kept the peace with key partners and helped fix product messes. Few people know that five years ago, he helped prevent the relationship between Apple and the large record companies from collapsing when the sides almost “went nuclear.” When MobileMe, the division that oversaw Apple’s Web services and software, appeared to run hopelessly off track, it was Cue who salvaged the operation and transformed it into iCloud.
Also fascinating is that Cue is close with Coach K (he is a Duke graduate), has been with Apple since 1989, and was partially responsible for building Apple’s online store in the late 1990s. If anything, this article just demonstrates how much of an unsung hero Cue has been.