“Apple Inc. (AAPL) is not only poaching corporate customers from BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. (RIMM), it’s poaching members of RIM’s enterprise sales team,” Stuart Weinberg reports for Dow Jones.
“In the past 18 months, at least five members of RIM’s enterprise-sales team have left the company to join Apple,” Weinberg reports. “This includes Geoff Perfect, who served as Head of Strategic Sales at RIM for nearly five years before leaving in April 2009 and joining Apple a month later as Head of Enterprise iPhone Sales, according to LinkedIn, the online networking service for professionals.”
“In January, Joe Bartlett, Steve Marshall and Peter Decker all left RIM after working there for about four years, according to LinkedIn,” Weinberg reports. “Bartlett and Marshall joined Apple a month later, while Decker joined them in February. Decker was a Global Account Manager at RIM, Bartlett was a Senior Global Sales Manager and Marshall was a Global Strategic Account Manager, according to Linkedin.”
Weinberg reports, “At Apple, Bartlett sells iPhones and iPads to companies in the New England region, while Marshall and Decker are listed as iPhone sales reps for the Greater New York City area, according to LinkedIn.”
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MacDailyNews Take: The relief of no longer having to pimp antiquated wares — two beards of buttons for one, no less — has to be priceless.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]