With the BlackBerry Passport now released and the Classic coming later this year, BlackBerry has today announced that they have taken on another board member. As you'll see from the following press release, Mike Daniels has a ton of experience in the industry and will be a great asset to BlackBerry as they continue to drive forwards.

It isn't just mobile that Mr Daniels is an expert in. He's had his fair share of experience in several industries and with BlackBerry being so much more than just a handset and mobile software company he sounds just right for the job.

Press Release

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 1, 2014) - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSX:BB) announced today that it has appointed Michael Daniels, former Chairman and CEO of Mobile 365, to the Company's Board of Directors.

"I am pleased to welcome Mike to our Board of Directors. BlackBerry and our customers will benefit greatly from Mike's broad technology experience and specifically his longstanding cyber security expertise," said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO of BlackBerry.

With the addition of Mr. Daniels, the Company's Board of Directors now consists of seven members, six of whom are independent members.

Mr. Daniels held various senior management positions at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) from 1986-2004. While at SAIC Mr. Daniels identified and acquired Network Solutions and served as Chairman from 1995 until 2000 when the company was acquired by VeriSign. Mr. Daniels was Chairman and CEO of Mobile 365 from 2005 until the sale of the company to Sybase in 2006. He then served as a director of Sybase from 2007 to 2010. He has also served as Chairman of GlobalLogic and as a director of VeriSign, Apogen Technologies and Telcordia Technologies.

Mr. Daniels currently serves on the board of directors of Mercury Systems, which provides secure sensor processing systems for commercial and defense applications, and as Chairman of Invincea, a venture backed provider of advanced cyber security technology solutions. Mr. Daniels also currently serves as a director of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and as Chairman of the Logistics Management Institute. He also leads the National Advisory Board of the American Enterprise Institute Center for Internet, Communications and Technology Policy.