David Snell of the Chartwell Group provides high technology consulting in the areas of operations management, sales and marketing strategic and tactical planning, business development management and investments.
No I don't have a crystal ball, it just made sense. Fairfax has now offered $4.7B for Blackberry and perhaps it can now stay Canadian! Prem has made several such bets in the past and for the most part he has been right. With $2.6B in cash and no debt, those Nortel patents bought for $770M, and a new plan to focus on just enterprise (how about their BYOD solution now installed in 25,000 corporations?), perhaps Waterloo will be able to keep it's high tech poster child, many of those jobs and influence. Plus there's the partnership with the University of Waterloo which could now continue. The Globe and Mail calls him "shrewd", and myself and the existing shareholders wish him all the best of luck in pulling together his consortium, finalizing their due diligence (Prem was a Board member after all) and closing the deal in 6 weeks!
David Snell of the Chartwell Group of Vancouver BC, provides high technology consulting in the areas of Executive management; change agent; strategic selling and training; target market, territory and sales development and management; channel and strategic partner relationships; online marketing. David Snell's experience includes: founding, expansion and sale of a vertical market software solutions company; leading Regional, National and International sales, services and marketing; and, the building and sale of two small high technology companies into worldwide leaders in their markets.