Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has hired the long-time technology industry analyst Michael Gartenberg to work at its Cupertino headquarters. Before joining the iPhone maker Gartenberg worked for Gartner Inc. as an analyst. He has extensively covered digital media business and technology heavyweights including Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Apple Michael Gartenberg

Michael Gartenberg is currently working under Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s global marketing head Phil Schiller, but his role at the company is not known yet. Connie Guglielmo of Forbes tried contacting Gartenberg at his Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) office but didn’t receive any response.

Gartner Worked at Microsoft, Too.

It’s not the first time Gartenberg has joined a technology company he covers. Earlier in February 2007, he joined Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) as an”enthusiastic evangelist” according to Forbes. However, his tenure lasted only for one month.

At Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), his job was to engage and interact with people enthusiastic about Microsoft products. In short, Gertenberg described his responsibility at Microsoft as a bridge between the company and end users. After quitting the software giant in March 2007, Gertenberg started working again as a technology analyst. During an interview, he said that he is an analyst at his core, so he wasn’t ready to stop doing it back then.

Before working for Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT), he served as a partner and tech analyst for the Altimeter Group, was vice president at Intepret LLC, and later served as a research director at Jupiter Research. TechnoBabble has ranked Michael Gartenberg as one of the fifty most influential analyst-bloggers. According to Edelman’s TweetLevel, he is ranked among the ten most influential, as well as being an engaging analyst. He was also on the board of advisers at the Consumer Electronics Organization.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Also Hired Kevin Lynch

Alongside Gertenberg, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) also recently hired the ex-chief technology officer at Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) Kevin Lynch, and Josh Rosenstock of Rolls-Royce. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares were flat at $439.75 at 3:43 PM EDT.