Huge Management Shake-Up at BlackBerry

BlackBerry has lost three more senior executives as its Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer are to leave the company immediately. The Chief Financial Officer is also leaving, but not just yet.

BlackBerry said that James Yersh will replace Brian Bidulka as its Chief Financial Officer. Yersh, who has worked at BlackBerry since 2008, previously served as Senior Vice President, Controller and as the Company’s head of Compliance.

Bidulka will stay on as a special advisor to the CEO for the remainder of the fiscal year to assist with the transition.

I thank Kristian and Frank for their efforts on behalf of BlackBerry. I look forward to working more directly with the talented teams of engineers, and the sales and marketing teams around the world to facilitate the BlackBerry turn-around and to drive innovation.”

-John Chen, Executive Chair and CEO of BlackBerry

BlackBerry also announced that Roger Martin, a Board member since 2007, has resigned.

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