Peter van Cuylenburg NeXT

NeXT COO Peter van Cuylenburg poses with Steve Jobs and a NeXT Station, 1992
NeXT COO Peter van Cuylenburg poses with Steve Jobs and a NeXT Station, 1992

Name
Peter van Cuylenburg
Life
born 1948 (age 72 or 73)
Relationship to Steve
NeXT COO
Short Bio

Peter van Cuylenburg was the COO brought in by NeXT investor Canon to help Steve Jobs run the company in 1992. According to Alan Deutschman's The Second Coming of Steve Jobs, he plotted against Steve by calling Sun's Scott McNealy (Sun was NeXT's main competitor and the market leader) to ask him to buy NeXT, fire Steve Jobs, and install him as head of the new operation. McNealy told Jobs about the betrayal and Van Cuylenburg had to leave soon afterwards. (This version was disputed by Van Cuylenburg himself on our own blog ).

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