Over the past week, I've gathered from multiple internal sources that Jamie Bedard is leaving Aberdeen (or has already left). But his name is still on the website as CEO. If anyone has any information on the specifics, please post a comment. For those who do not know Jamie (or James, as he sometimes goes by), he is a polarizing figure to say the least. On the one hand, we all should give him credit for transforming Aberdeen's business model from a pay-to-play advisory and whitepaper shop to an invaluable source of objective research and benchmarks in the procurement and supply chain world (while it might not be Hackett quality, I still believe Aberdeen produces invaluable quantitative material). I can also vouch for his ability to sell not only customers, but would-be employees and partners as well. However, on the other hand, Jamie's approach led to the departure of dozens of the best analysts in the business -- and burned more bridges than those that Sherman torched during his famous march across the American South.