Sonos Poaches RIM’s Head of Global Sales
Patrick Spence, who left struggling BlackBerry maker Research In Motion earlier this week, had a very good reason for doing so: A new gig at Sonos, maker of the well-known wireless multi-room music system for the home.
Sources close to both companies confirmed to AllThingsD that Spence has signed on with Sonos, tapped by CEO and founder John MacFarlane to be its chief commercial officer.
The 14-year RIM veteran was growing disillusioned with the company after being passed over for COO, sources say. He’d recently begun exploring other opportunities. So evidently MacFarlane’s call came at the perfect time.
News of the appointment was first reported by Reuters.
Sonos declined comment on the hire.