BlackBerry has named Marty Beard as chief operating officer.  As the new COO, Mr. Beard is responsible for cross-functional organizations, including marketing, BlackBerry 10 application development, customer care and quality. He starts immediately.

Most recently, Mr. Beard was Chairman and CEO of LiveOps. Prior to joining LiveOps, he was president of Sybase 365, a subsidiary of Sybase.  Prior to Sybase, he worked at Oracle as vice president of Oracle Online, its e-Commerce service unit.

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