BlackBerry has been undergoing an extensive strategic change under CEO John Chen that has the company looking at enterprise as their main focus. With the Amazon deal having been reached, and over 240,000 apps making their way to BlackBerry 10 devices soon, some additional changes have taken place for BlackBerry in the executive ranks on the app development side.
We had received word from a trusted source that VP of Global Alliances and Ecosystems, Marty Mallick, would be parting ways with BlackBerry this week. We reached out to them for official comment and the news was confirmed via the following statement:
“We can confirm that Marty Mallick has made the decision to leave BlackBerry as the company realigns the Global Alliances and Ecosystem group to focus more on enterprise application development. We are grateful to Marty for his contributions to BlackBerry and wish him well.”
It doesn’t seem likely that BlackBerry will be looking to replace Mallick. As mentioned in the statement, the company’s focus is more on enterprise application development. Marty Mallick was always a great professional whenever we spoke to him, so we wish the best of the luck going forward as well.