HTC sinking as executives jump ship?
The captain is the last one to abandon a sinking ship. HTC’s Peter Chou promised that he’d resign as the CEO of the company if the HTC One isn’t going to bring the Taiwanese manufacturer above the floating line. However, until then, some important crew members have either left, leaving, or urging fellow HTC-ers to leave. Is HTC sinking?
Jason Gordon, HTC’s vice president of global communications, tweeted that his last day at the job was this Friday. Chief Product Officer, Kouji Kodera, left the company last week, alongside global retail marketing manager Rebecca Rowland, director of digital marketing John Starkweather, and product strategy manager Eric Lin (who had this to tweet: “To all my friends still at
@HTC – just quit. leave now. it’s tough to do, but you’ll be so much happier, I swear.”
According to reports, Chief Marketing Officer Ben Ho might have something to do with the shakeup because of his program to move planning and strategy to the Taipei headquarters (from Seattle).
We’ll keep you posted with the developments as soon as we get more info. Meanwhile, can you imagine the world we live in without one of the pioneers of mobile tech, HTC?