Ryan Bidan

RIM's loss is Samsung's gain, apparently, as BlackBerry senior product manager Ryan Bidan apparently has taken a job with Samsung as director of product marketing, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Bidan's specialties are listed as "working closely with development teams," "product evangelism," and "product management," among others.

The addition comes less than two weeks after Samsung chief product and technology officer Omar Khan left for a job with Citigroup.

Source: LinkedIn, @ryanbidan; via CrackBerry
Image via The Cell Phone Junkie

There are 14 comments

rub2008 says:

I hope he can get more accessories and things for their mobile products. I wish the Tab 10.1 would get as much product exposure as Apple. Nobody seems to know anything about the Tab.

fstop says:

If the game is Executive Exchange, RIM leads by a wide margin.

darrylmendo says:

What is "the Tab" you are talking about? Oh, is it like apple's ipad 2?

Lol, j/p!

Gekko says:

wow i bet that poor bastard is happy to be saved from the sinking ship.

frozencloud says:

Is this a good thing or a bad thing? lol jk

ScottJ says:

In other news, Canada's emergency response department hired Michael Brown to be their director and PETA has hired Ted Nugent to be their spokesman.

I guess this is why I'm not a major executive....because I could swear RIM is doing a REALLY lousy job of Product Marketing to date.

ZDriver says:

Hope he can get the SGS2 on "the market"

Does this mean RIM will have a better or worse chance of selling more Playbooks?

RIM has product marketing?

So Samsung's factories can't keep up and so they needed someone to head up the new Sales Prevention Department.

This is the guy who came up the slogan:

"2 bad CEO's are better than 1 good phone."

TheANARCHY says:

Move along... Nothing to see here.

gdbjr says:

I would say RIM is the winner here. Hopefully they can get someone who has a clue before all is lost at RIM. That is unless it is already too late.

Given the *cough* stellar *cough* marketing that RIM does... isn't this like Princess Cruise line hiring the captain of the Exxon Valdez?

farrell011 says:

Mostly when I want to buy online product android is my first choice and I'm mostly buy mobile phones and this one is also looks very nice.