QUALCOMM Appoints Former US Diplomat to China as Board Member
QUALCOMM appointed Clark T. Randt, Jr., 67, to its Board of Directors. Randt brings more than 30 years of experience as a diplomat, attorney and businessman who has a comprehensive understanding of Chinese industries and businesses, and he currently serves as the president of Randt & Company. In his current role, he provides strategy consulting services to clients that are developing business in China. Randt was U.S. Ambassador to the People's Republic of China and was a partner at Shearman & Sterling where he served as head of China practices and was a member of the firm's M&A and corporate finance groups. Randt previously held a number of additional government-affiliated positions, including: First Secretary and Commercial Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing; the China representative of the National Council for United States-China Trade; and served in the U.S. Air Force Security Service.
BlackBerry Replaces CEO
BlackBerry will replace CEO Thorsten Heins. Fairfax Financial will lead a group of investors pouring $1 billion into the troubled handset maker, with Fairfax CEO Prem Watsa becoming lead director. Former Sybase CEO John Chen will serve as interim CEO and executive chairman once the investment is completed.
Polycom Appoints Experienced Technology Execs to Board
Polycom, the global leader in open, standards-based unified communication and collaboration (UC&C), appointed Robert J. Frankenberg, 65, and Martha Helena Bejar, 48, to the Board of Directors. Frankenberg is the owner of NetVentures, a management consulting firm focused on the high tech industry, and previously held both the CEO and Chairman roles at Novell and Encanto Networks.
Bejar is currently CEO and Board Director of Flow Mobile, an innovative new broadband services company, and previously held leadership positions at Wipro Infocrossing and Microsoft.
Sprint Goes Through Management Changes
Paget Alves, Sprint's Chief Sales Officer, has left the company, and CMO Bill Malloy will retire in March 2014. Alves, a 14-year Sprint veteran, had been in the Chief Sales Officer role for the past two years. His responsibilities will be split into three roles. Bob Johnson, formerly Sprint's Chief Service and Information Technology Officer, will now add the role of president and lead Sprint's retail sales and store operations.
Senior Execs Leave ARRIS Group
Telecommunications equipment manufacturing co ARRIS Group announced that Rob McLaughlin, leader of the company's North America Sales and Global Marketing & Communications team, and John Burke, leader of the Company's Cloud Solutions team and its Corporate Strategy and Development Team, are leaving ARRIS to pursue other opportunities.
Date Range: October 4th - November 8th