Uber President Quits Amid Company Turmoil. After working for less than a year, Uber President Jeff Jones announced his resignation on Sunday.
Jones confirmed his resignation, while also expressing his thoughts during his stay at Uber as president.
“It is now clear, however, that the beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber. And I can no longer continue as president of the ride sharing business.”
An Uber spokesperson revealed in a statement that,
“We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the company and wish him all the best.”
Uber President Quits Amid Company Turmoil
Last fall, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick hired Jones to boost Uber’s reputation. Though Uber has long held its reputation as an aggressive startup. The company has been fighting recent controversies, ranging from sexual harassment allegations to Kalanick’s annoying behavior.
After a video surfaced earlier this year, showing Kalanick arguing with an Uber driver, the CEO admitted he needed leadership help, and announced his search for a new chief operating officer.
While that hunt appeared to threaten Jones’ role as second in command to Kalanick.
In a statement to Recode, Jones simply revealed that,
“His leadership approach is “inconsistent” with what he saw happening at Uber.”
In the meantime, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick issued a note to staff,
“After we announced our intention to hire a COO, Jeff came to the tough decision that he doesn’t see his future at Uber.”
Jeff Jones’ departure was first reported by Recode on Sunday. They cited sources claiming that the departure was directly related to the company’s amassing controversies.
Uber has been facing a lot of controversies from quite a long time. So lets see what will happen in the near future.
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