BlackBerry appoints ‘enterprise-focused’ exec as new COO
Marty Beard will start as chief operating officer immediately and will be responsible for ‘cross-functional organisations’
BlackBerry has announced that it has appointed Marty Beard as chief operating officer, effective immediately.
Beard will be responsible for cross-functional organisations, including marketing, BlackBerry 10 application development, customer care and quality. Marty is also responsible for instituting best practices and processes.
BlackBerry Executive Chairman and CEO John Chen said, "BlackBerry continues to attract top talent to the company. Marty brings extensive experience in operations, marketing and serving customers through the best technologies and processes available."
Beard was previously Chairman and CEO of LiveOps, Inc.; President of Sybase 365; and vice president of Oracle Online.