The 11 Most Important Apple Execs Now That Steve Jobs is Gone

By Jay Yarow & Matt Rosoff

After being on temporary medical leave since January, Steve Jobs resigned from his position as the chief executive officer of Apple late last week.

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While the announcement knocked the company's stock down five percent in after hours trading on the day it was made, the reaction from investors could have been a lot worse.

There's never been a chief executive as interwoven with a brand as Steve Jobs has been with Apple, the company he co-founded with Steve Wozniak, over the past 17 years.

But, Apple is more than just Steve Jobs. The company is packed with talented executives that keep the company -- and will continue to keep the company -- moving one step ahead of its rivals.

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