Uber loses president amid controversies
Uber Technologies Inc.’s President Jeff Jones quit less than seven months after joining the company, a spokesman for Uber said on Sunday.
After Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick berated an Uber driver earlier this month, he said he was planning to hire a chief operating officer to help run the company. This put Jones’ role into question as he was hired to be second in command. However, Jones decided to leave because the long string of controversies are not what he signed on for and not because of the COO search, according to Recode.
“We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the company and wish him all the best,” Uber wrote in a statement.
Uber lost several executives in the last few months. Last month, a former Uber employee published a blog post about her experiences of sexual harassment while working for the company. Uber is also facing a lawsuit from Alphabet’s Waymo for allegedly stealing trade secrets.