Washington : Less than three weeks after ousting its then CEO, struggling smart phone maker BlackBerry today said Chief Operating Officer Kristian Tear and Chief Marketing Officer Frank Boulben will leave the company as part reorganisation of the firm.
Chief Financial Officer Brian Bidulka will also replaced by James Yersh. Bidulka will stay on as a special adviser to CEO John Chen for the remainder of the fiscal 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,” BlackBerry’s new Executive Chair and CEO John Chen said in a statement. Earlier on November 8, the company ousted its then CEO Thorsten Heins. He was replaced by John.
BlackBerry last week concluded private placement of debentures worth USD 1 billion with Prem Watsa-led Fairfax Financial Holdings and other institutional investors.