Executives continue to leave BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM). Today Reuters reported that Tyler Lessard, the company's vice president for global alliances and developer relations, is the latest to leave the smartphone maker.
According to RIM Lessard "is moving on to pursue other interests". Lessard is the fifth executive to leave RIM this year.
Lessard will be replaced by Alec Saunders, a former executive at QNX Software Systems. RIM bought Ottawa's QNX last April of 2010 and their software powers RIM's PlayBook.
Reuters also reported that Jeff McDowell, senior vice-president for platform marketing and alliances, also left the company two months ago.
Lessard was in Vancouver in August for the GROW 2011 Conference and sat down with Techvibes' Michelle Sklar for an interview. Likely the last recorded one before his RIM exit interview.