Rick Osterloh is the Senior Vice President of Hardware at Google. He was formerly the president and COO of Motorola Mobility. He rose to that role from senior vice president of product and previously was an executive at Skype. Motorola Mobility is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Lenovo, a multinational computer technology company.
In 2013, Motorola introduced a number of customizable smartphones at varying price points, which Osterloh said at the unveiling of the new Moto smartwatch created momentum and put the company “back to the forefront in the minds of consumers.” In 2016, Lenovo announced it would phase out use of the full word Motorola on phones and wearables in favor of simply Moto. Osterloh left the company in March 2016.
Before his work at Skype, Osterloh was responsible for the delivery of software and operation of the Motorola Android platform. He worked in product management at Good Technology and Amazon, and analyzed wireless industry investments for venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers.
Osterloh earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial engineering from Stanford University and has an MBA from Stanford.
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Rick Osterloh speaks at the new smartphone releasing ceremony to celebrate Motorola getting back into the Chinese market in Beijing.
(EPA / Wu Hong / Jan. 26, 2015)
From the left, Alderman Walter Burnett Jr., Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Rick Osterloh, tour the newest Motorola Mobility facility inside the Chicago Merchandise Mart.
(Nancy Stone / Chicago Tribune / April 22, 2014 )