BlackBerry will be losing yet another great mind. Adam Stanley, BlackBerry’s Developer Relations team leader and a mobile web development specialist, has decided to part ways with the company.

Adam let us know during the BlackBerry Passport launch, but now he has officially made his transition public. After seven years with BlackBerry, Adam plans to begin a new career with IBM.

In a few weeks, Adam will be joining the senior ranks of the Interactive Experiences team at IBM Canada. To his team and former colleagues at BlackBerry, Adam says:

I am grateful to have had the once-in-a lifetime opportunity to be part of such a great team and I hope you understand my decision to move on. I will always think fondly and be proud of what we accomplished together: we built a vibrant developer ecosystem, fought battles side-by-side, traveled the world to win the hearts of developers, and repeatedly enabled success for others. Most importantly, we had a lot of fun. It has been an honor and I will miss you all. My experience as a leader on the BlackBerry Developer Relations team has truly been a career highlight. The best way I’ve been able to describe it to others is it has been exciting. The sheer volume of interesting challenges, career opportunities and industry activity has provided me with experience that few would see in over 20+ years of employment elsewhere. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and working with so many wonderful people. You know who you are. Thank you for all the memories, but most importantly thank you for your time. I hope our paths will cross again. Who knows, maybe sooner than expected. Please stay in touch.

Adam says he quite excited to start with IBM and Think BIG. All of us who had the pleasure of working with Adam and gaining his help with HTML5 will surely miss him. Nevertheless, we wish him all the best.