1. John Chen: A Turnaround CEO?
CEO John Chen has been at the job since November and, unlike his predecessor, he is a BlackBerry outsider. He comes to BlackBerry with a reputation as Mr. Turnaround. During his tenure at struggling companies such as Sybase Chen is credited for taking the firm out of the red and into the black. Chen has already earned early accolades at BlackBerry for his efforts to preserve cash and cut costs and make sure the company maintains an impressive $2.2 billion net cash balance. After all, it may need those billions to stay alive as it works to reinvent itself.