Skip to main content

Five senior employees leave HTC, one urging others to follow


HTC appears to be in somewhat of a tailspin at present, with The Verge noting that five senior employees have left the company recently, while Gizmodo spotted a tweet from former product strategy manager Eric Lin in which he suggested that his former colleagues would be “much happier” if they followed his example …

Senior staff in Seattle are reportedly unhappy that CMO Ben Ho has been pulling decision-making back to HTC’s global HQ in Taiwan. Other departures are Chief Product Officer Kouji Kodera; VP of global communications Jason Gordon; global retail marketing manager Rebecca Rowland; and director of digital marketing John Starkweather.

While HTC’s top-of-the-range handset the HTC One has received generally excellent reviews (including our own), a production delay that saw it launched after Samsung’s S4 has seen it struggling to compete. This on top of a year-on-year profit plunge of 98%. One can well imagine that the company is not an especially happy place to work just at the moment.

We can also see a fair bit of Twitter fun resulting …


FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

You’re reading 9to5Google — experts who break news about Google and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Google on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel