The latest VP to leave RIM is John Vandermay who used to be the Vice President of BlackBerry Enterprise Server Software (BES). According to the Financial Post he is leaving for a Vancouver based mining company to be the VP of product development. While I am sad to see another VP go I am also glad to see that RIM is shaking things up internally with management changes. We have no idea why these VP’s are leaving or were forced out but one of the things I have consistently heard from RIM employees is that there was definitely a need for a “change of the guard” with executive management especially ones that were underperforming.
It will be interesting to learn if RIM is simply cleaning house or there are other reasons for the exodus. Some of that story will be told tomorrow during RIM’s after hours investors call and earnings report.