BlackBerry Ltd. CEO John Chen has brought in another one of his connections from his days leading Sybase Inc. into the BlackBerry fold. On Wednesday, BlackBerry said in a press release that Mike Daniels has been appointed to BlackBerry's board of directors. Richards was chairman and CEO of a Virginia-based provider of mobile messaging and data services called Mobile 365 from 2005 to 2006, when Mobile 365 was acquired by Sybase, BlackBerry said. Richards was later a director with Sybase from 2007 to 2010, the company added. Chen was chairman and CEO of Sybase from 1998 to 2012. "BlackBerry and our customers will benefit greatly from Mike's broad technology experience and specifically his longstanding cyber security expertise," Chen said in the release. Some of the other Sybase alumni to have joined BlackBerry include Marty Beard, who was named chief operating officer in July, and Eric Johnson, who was appointed president of global sales in January.