It seems anyone with an important title at Research in Motion is jumping away before it’s too late.
This time, it’s Patrick Spence, the man who used to be the head of global sales for the Blackberry manufacturer.
He was at RIM for a whopping 14 years, and according to a company spokesperson, he will be taking a job in a different industry.
Of course, Spence is just the latest top dog at the company to move on to something else before RIM inevitably crashes and burns.
Ironically, it has been the corporate leadership that many analysts blame for the company’s recent failings.
The delay of Blackberry 10-powered phones into the second half of 2012 has been criticized as a potential company-killing misstep.
Blackberry 10 is what RIM needed to do years ago – a brand new mobile operating system built from the ground up. It is completely independent of any of the architecture of the Blackberry platform of today, which still has remnants of the operating system from more than a decade ago.
All signs point to Blackberry 10 being too little, too late. We’ll see if RIM can manage to mold it into something to save the company.