Friday, March 30, 2012

Jim Balsillie, RIM co-founder, is leaving the company

The institutional crisis that is experiencing the Canadian company Research In Motion since 2011 was deepened by the removal of one of its key executives and historical.

"While my retirement settlement from RIM, I am grateful for this unforgettable experience and the opportunity to work with outstanding professionals who helped transform an idea into a successful Canadian world," referring to the once good times of the company that went in together and driven by its products (Blackberry) to success. For a while at least.

Although its displacement direction of the company before the election of Barbara Stymiest Thorsten Heins and co-chief executives and chairmen of the board respectively, at the expense of Mike Lazaridis (another historic signature) and it had left Balsillie Jim neuralgic away from areas of the company, actually losing for RIM is mostly symbolic: it was the co-founder of a crisis in the firm, which led to a profound restructuring. The removal of these charges came after several months in which there was speculation about a radical change in the board of the company based in Waterloo, Ontario.

But Balsillie's departure is not the only, but go with two other executives of the company. "On behalf of the entire company, I would like to thank Jim for his 20 years of service to RIM," said the president of the board of directors Barbara Stymiest on Thursday, the same day that David Yach, head coach of the Canadian firm withdrew after 13 years of service. Meanwhile, Jim Rowan, chief operating officer (Global Operations) withdrew from RIM "decided to pursue other interests." After the departure of Rowan, Blackberry makers are looking for a new COO.

1 comment:

  1. Blackberry still remains very popular, especially on UK and US markets, but as far as I know - this isn't going to last forever, since their products are not innovative or appealing anymore. This was the case in the past, but the current consumers expect some more novelties. Unless Blackberry wants to base on the old-loyal client base (just like Nokia), the new CEO will probably have to lead this company to make it more innovative.