Uber President and Former Target CMO Jeff Jones Quits Amid Turmoil
March 20, 2017 - 9:42am
Uber Technologies President Jeff Jones is quitting after less than a year, amid multiple controversies engulfing the ride-hailing company.The scandals range from allegations of sexual harassment and a toxic work culture to the combative behavior of Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick. After Bloomberg published a video on Feb. 28 showing Kalanick berating an Uber driver, he said he would seek "leadership help" and was planning to hire a chief operating officer. The plan was viewed internally as an effective demotion for Mr. Jones, who was hired last year as president of ride-sharing and second in command, a person familiar with the matter said.In an email to staff on Sunday, Kalanick said Jones "made an important impact on the company" during his six months there. "After we announced our intention to hire a COO, Jeff came to the tough decision that he doesn't see his future at Uber," Mr. Kalanick wrote, according to a copy of the email obtained by Bloomberg.
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