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These Notable Execs Cleaned Out Their Desk Drawers In 2016

These Notable Execs Cleaned Out Their Desk Drawers In 2016

2016 has been a great year for many executives who found greener pasture at other organizations. For others, their careers took a step back as they were ousted from their jobs.

Here is a look back at some of the notable executives who cleaned out their desk drawers in 2016, the most recent and perhaps notable of which is the move by Adam Selipsky, who left his position as vice president of, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN)'s AWS segment to become CEO of Tableau Software Inc (NYSE: DATA).

Shakeup At Alphabet

Bill Maris, the brains behind Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL)'s finance arm, Google Ventures, resigned in early August. He joins other high profiled members of the Alphabet team who left the company, including former Nest CEO Tony Fadell and Chris Urmson, who spearheaded Google's self-driving car initiative.

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Tesla Loses Top Talent

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA)'s vice president of production Greg Reichow and vice president of manufacturing Josh Ensign decided to leave the company in early May.

A statement from the company confirmed that Reichow left the company on good terms, and he can now enjoy a "well-earned break."

"My belief in Tesla's ability to successfully deliver great cars and inspire the world to drive electric remains as strong as ever," Reichow said in a statement.

From One Fashion Company To Another

Ralph Lauren Corp (NYSE: RL) poached Coach Inc (NYSE: COH)'s chief financial officer Jane Nielsen in June as part of a strategy to reinvigorate the fashion brand with new blood.

However, the move wasn't well received among several retail experts, including Kristin Bentz, aka the "Talented Blonde."

Bentz told Benzinga Coach overexposed itself as of late and removed itself from the luxury retail segment. As such, hiring of an executive from Coach is questionable.

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You're Fired

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) said on August 16 that its CEO Ronald Boire was let go from the company. The company's board of directors "determined that Mr. Boire was not a good fit for the organization and that it was in the best interests of all parties for him to leave the Company. "

According to the Wall Street Journal, LendingClub Corp (NYSE: LC)'s CEO, Renaud Laplanche, was fired over faulty loans in early May. Officially, the board of eirectors "accepted the resignation" of Laplanche.

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