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BlackBerry appoints Steven Capelli as CFO

Steven CapelliBlackBerry Limited announced the appointment of Steven Capelli as chief financial officer, effective October 1, 2016.

Mr. Capelli brings 25 years of executive experience in the software and technology industry with a strong track record for driving profitable growth and increased operational efficiencies across business and corporate functions.

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Most recently, Mr. Capelli was President of Worldwide Field Operations at Sybase. He also led international operations at Sybase as General Manager with responsibility for sales, operations, finance, customer support, marketing and human resources.

Prior to Sybase, Mr. Capelli was Chief Financial Officer of Siemens Pyramid. Earlier in his career, he served in controller roles at Digital Equipment Corporation, Unisys Corporation and WR Grace and Company.

Mr. Capelli currently serves on numerous corporate boards with representation on audit, compensation and governance committees.

He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The College of New Jersey and an MBA in finance from Rutgers University.

Mr. Capelli succeed James Yersh, who is leaving the company for personal reasons.

Mr. Yersh will remain with BlackBerry through October 31 and will assist with the transition.

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