BlackBerry Appoints Marty Beard As COO

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BlackBerry has named Marty Beard as Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. As the new COO, Marty is responsible for cross functional organizations, including Marketing, BlackBerry 10 Application Development, Customer Care and Quality.

BlackBerry Executive Chairman and CEO John Chen said, "Marty brings extensive experience in operations, marketing and serving customers through the best technologies and processes available."

Most recently, Mr. Beard was Chairman and CEO of LiveOps, a provider of cloud applications for customer service. Prior to joining LiveOps, Marty was President of Sybase 365, a mobile messaging and mobile commerce services unit, and held a series of executive positions including SVP of Marketing. Prior to Sybase, Marty worked at Oracle as Vice President of Oracle Online, its e-Commerce service unit. In his role at Oracle, he was responsible for leveraging the Web to improve customer sales and support.

He replaces Kristian Tear, who left last year shortly after John Chen took over as CEO.

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