Richard Kerris' "outside opportunity" is the same job, but at Nokia | webOS Nation

Richard Kerris' "outside opportunity" is the same job, but at Nokia

by Derek Kessler Thu, 27 Oct 2011 9:39 am EDT

Hate to throw water on the speculation that Richard Kerris’ abrupt departure from HP was so he could work on getting things set up at the new potential home for webOS, but here comes the bucket. Kerris left his position as the VP of Worldwide Developer Relations for webOS just this Monday, and as of this morning he’s now working for Nokia.

If you haven’t been paying attention, Nokia’s jumped on the Windows Phone bandwagon with a feverish fevor, so yeah, Kerris isn’t going to be working for the guys in Espoo on the webOS front. His new job at Nokia will sound pretty familiar, because it’s almost exactly the same job and title that he held at HP while coordinating things on the developer front: Global Head of Developer Relations. He’s a force to be reckoned with, as Marco Argenti, Nokia SVP of Developer and Marketplace, noted on Twitter:

Great people are what makes the difference, always. I'm excited to welcome Richard Kerris in my team as Global Head of Developer Relations.

Kerris will be a huge asset for Nokia, and we’re going to miss having him around. Good luck, Richard, just don’t take all of the webOS mojo with you like Matias did, okay?