Last year we heard that HTC had a exodus on their hands, and it looks like they've sort of rebounded from it. But now it looks like Samsung has their own mini-exodus on their hands, at least for the US Mobile division. According to CNET, at least five high-ranking Samsung Mobile US executives have left the company, or given their notices over the last two months. These departures include the head of national sales, the mobile devices product chief, and a key strategist for Galaxy tablets and the Gear smart watch and wearables. Which these are pretty big shoes to fill, and it'll be interesting to see how these products continue later this year and into the future.
"As our US business continues to diversify and expand, we will continue to build an industry leading organization with people who will contribute to even greater success for Samsung," Samsung told CNET. "Some have left voluntarily to pursue other opportunities, and we thank them for their service."
According to CNET, these are the executives who have left or are leaving:
"Seshu Madhavapeddy, the senior vice president of product and technology who is responsible for development and delivery of Samsung's mobile devices; Nanda Ramachandran, the vice president and general manager who led strategy, marketing and product management for Galaxy tablets, the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, and Samsung HomeSync; Mike Pennington, vice president of sales operations and head of national sales; Ketrina Dunagan, the vice president of retail and channel marketing who helped roll out the Samsung Experience Shops in Best Buy; and Donna Cerny, director of human resources."
Now I wouldn't go out and say that Samsung is doomed, but it's definitely not looking good for Samsung US right now. I'm sure Samsung will be fine since they are Samsung, and it is only the US division of the company, but still a bit interesting to see them leaving the company. However sometimes change is good, and hopefully that's what's going on here.