Jeff Gadway bids farewell to BlackBerry

Jeff Gadway (Image credit: @gadway)

Following speculation on social media over the past few days concerning Jeff Gadway (Director, BBM Product Marketing – Enterprise) we contacted BlackBerry for official confirmation. We received BlackBerry’s response earlier today.

We can now confirm that Jeff Gadway has indeed left BlackBerry.

Jeff joined BlackBerry (then Research In Motion) way back in August 2007, as a Carrier Marketing Specialist for Rogers Wireless before rising through the ranks (becoming a Carrier Marketing Manager before gaining a promotion to Whole Product Marketing for the BlackBerry PlayBook, then to Senior Manager, Brand Strategy and Product Marketing in 2011).

In August of 2013, Jeff was again promoted, this time to Head of Product Marketing for BBM, overseeing the cross-platform BBM launch as well as the launch of BBM Meetings. In September last year, Jeff became Head of Enterprise Product Marketing, managing the launch of BlackBerry most recent, enterprise-focused software offerings (BES12, BBM Protected, and so on).

As we can see, Jeff has been an integral part of the recent turnaround in the fortunes of both BlackBerry and BBM, and was a regular face at a number of product launches over the past few years.

BlackBerry’s Media Relations Office had this to say:

We can confirm that Jeff Gadway has made the decision to leave BlackBerry. We thank him for his contributions and wish him well.
The BlackBerry Team

The staff here at would like to take this opportunity to thank Jeff for his hard work over the past 7 years, particularly with BBM, and to wish him well in his future endeavours.

Jon Hunnings

(Step-)father & husband. I code directly on my #BlackBerry devices, in between blogs! Contact me via Twitter: @BrizBerryDevs or via email:

  • Brad

    Really sorry to see him go. He’s been great. Best of luck to him on his future endeavors!

  • Good luck Jeff, we’ll miss you!

  • bartron

    That’s too bad. He was really good at doing the launch presentations.

  • Canuckvoip

    Consistently a professional, Jeff will be missed and I have no doubt he’ll bring many good things to his next situation.
    Thanks Jeff!

  • Bobert_123

    I wonder why he decided to leave

  • Akinni

    Best wishes and may God bring a worthy replacement.

  • razrrob

    Best wishes in your future endeavors! Will definitely miss your launch presentations

  • Anthony

    Buy Jeff Gadway. locco_smiley_10

    • Anthony


    • Brad

      I don’t think you could buy him Anthony. locco_smiley_8

      • Anthony

        He’s moving-on to greener pastures locco_smiley_33

  • Ah, bummer. Such is business. Good luck to him. Chen is good at surrounding himself with good people; he’ll get a suitable replacement.