Monday, November 25, 2013

BlackBerry top management steps down

BlackBerry chief operating officer, chief financial officer and chief managing officer are stepping down, following the recently announced departure of chief executive officer Thorsten Heins and completion of the smartphone maker's strategic review, according to the agencies.
The company did not announce replacements for chief operating officer Kristian Tear or chief managing officer Frank Boulben.
BlackBerry's new chief executive officer John Chen said he will work more directly with the engineering and sales and marketing teams, suggesting the top marketing and operating positions will be eliminated.
James Yersh, previously senior vice president, controller and head of compliance at BlackBerry, will replace Brian Bidulka as chief financial officer.
Bidulka will stay on as a special advisor to the chief executive officer for the remainder of the fiscal year to assist with the transition.
BlackBerry also announced that Roger Martin, a board member since 2007, has resigned. The company said it will provide more details when it reports quarterly results on December 20.

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