Another high loss for BlackBerry maker today. Research in Motion’s Head of Global Sales, Patrick Spence, has resigned from the company to work in a different industry. Spence started working for RIM in 1998, that’s 14 years ago and was one of the most important, high-profile roles in the company. A RIM spokesperson confirmed this and said:
“I can confirm that Patrick Spence, Head of Global Sales for Research In Motion, has resigned following 14 years of service. Patrick will be taking on a leadership position in a different industry. The sales function will report directly into Kristian Tear, our newly appointed COO when he starts this summer. In the interim, the sales function will report to [CEO] Thorsten Heins.”
Though it’s a loss, we can’t help but think that this could turn out to be good for RIM and the new road they are now taking. What do you guys think?