Nuance Confirms Departure of Former Swype CEO Mike McSherry




Nuance confirmed on Monday that VP and former Swype CEO Mike McSherry has left the voice technology firm.

“We can confirm that Mike McSherry is no longer with Nuance,” a company representative told Re/code. McSherry’s last day was May 16, the company said. Mike Thompson, a Nuance executive VP, will continue to oversee all of McSherry’s projects, the representative said.

Nuance bought Swype for upward of $100 million in October 2011. As of last year, McSherry had shifted the bulk of his efforts to a new voice advertising effort.

McSherry’s departure was first reported by Seattle-area tech news site GeekWire.

Here is McSherry last year talking about the ad tech he was building for Nuance.