HTC VP of Global Communications leaves post, Chief Product Officer said to follow suit

Alexis Santos
A. Santos|05.22.13

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Alexis Santos
May 22nd, 2013
HTC VP of Global Communications leaves post, Chief Product Officer said to follow suit

HTC seems to be encountering a bit of executive brain drain. Jason Gordon, the firm's vice president of global communications, revealed on Twitter that he ended his nearly seven-year-long stint with the handset maker last Friday, but didn't divulge why he left or what his future plans include. Now, The Verge is reporting that Chief Product Officer Kouji Kodera has also flown the coop, following a handful of other execs. According to the outlet's sources, Chief Marketing Officer Ben Ho could be partly responsible for the changes since he's said to be moving the outfit's planning and strategy back to its Taipei HQ. With Peter Chou pinning poor marketing as what held the company back in 2012, it's certainly possible things are being reeled back to home base -- not unlike Nokia's own centralization in recent years. We've reached out to HTC to confirm Kodera's exit and just what the departures mean for the organization as a whole.

Update: HTC confirmed the departures of Jason Gordon and Kouji Kodera.

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