Wow. John Chen sure moves fast. He was appointed interim CEO of BlackBerry recently, and we’re already seeing significant changes at the executive and board room level. The company has announced the departure of its CMO, COO and CFO along with the resignation of board member Roger Martin.
These changes are bittersweet. After the end of the Jim and Mike regime, the company’s C-level suite opened its arms to the CrackBerry community, which we think was helpful. We hope this doesn’t change. But we realize change had to happen, and I’m personally someone who welcomes today’s news.
The biggest reason I say this is because strong CEOs usually make big changes early on, and so far Chen strikes me as a strong CEO. If he’d sat around making only minor changes within the company how could we expect anything to be different?