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 UTBBlogs.com 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.