Another top executive has left Research In Motion, as the company revealed in an email statement that Patrick Spence, one of the company’s very known executives who helped in rolling out the recent line of phones by the company, BlackBerry 7, has said goodbye to RIM.
A spokesperson of Research In Motion, in an email statement said that Patrick will assume leadership position in some other industry. Moreover, the email read that the sales function will be reported to Kristian Tear, the new chief operating officer of the company, when he assumes his position this summer. In the mean time, the email said, the sales function of RIM will be reporting to Thorsten Heins, the Chief Executive Officer of the company.
Patrick spent more than a decade working for Research In Motion. The man spent 14 years in the Canadian company and has practically witnessed the company grow from nothing to something huge and then crumble down. Patrick, who is 37 years of age, made big contributions to the company and whether the new man filing his position will add as much as he did to RIM is uncertain.
Over the past year, Research In Motion has lost more than 75 percent of its market share and value. Patrick represented RIM on various public conferences was also prepared to be a part of the awaited BlackBerry 10 launch. The BlackBerry 10 phones will make their way to the market by the end of this year. Patrick assumed the role of global ambassador for RIM. He got several promotions over the years he spent at RIM and was one of the three executive VP’s of Research In Motion under the CEO of the company, Thorsten Heins.
Apart from Patrick, Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie also stepped off and resigned from their positions of co chief executives of RIM. For now, we aren’t sure why Patrick left the company at such a crucial time for RIM but we will update you as soon as we hear something from our sources.