On heels of poor quarter, Blackberry’s Chen demotes head of sales

On the heels of poorer-than-expected third quarter results, BlackBerry Ltd. chief John Chen has demoted the company’s head of sales, part of a broader set of management changes at the beleaguered smartphone maker.

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BlackBerry confirmed in an e-mail Wednesday that Eric Johnson, formerly president of global sales for BlackBerry, has been replaced by the company’s president of enterprise, John Sims. Mr. Johnson, hired 11 months ago, “will focus on driving enterprise sales, deepening our relationships with enterprise customers and ensuring” the company’s server software and portfolio of services “are meeting expectations” in a new role, a company spokesman said in an e-mail.



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