After long years of troubled management for BlackBerry-maker RIM, the company's two co-founder CEOs stepped aside to see what some fresh blood could do to revive the ailing smartphone brand. Yet for those outside the company, Thorsten Heins (pronounced TORE-sten) is a veritable man of mystery.
That's about to change, and rapidly, as the new executive gets pushed into the glaring spotlight and will be expected to turn RIM around, and fast.
Where did he come from? Heins, 54, hails from Germany, where he earned a master's degree in Science and Physics from the University of Hannover. … Read more