Expedition services company Uber Technologies Inc. has been thrust deeper into turmoil with the departure of public limited company president Jeff Jones, a marketing expert hired to help shore up its reputation.
Jones quit less than seven months after glue the San Francisco company, an Uber spokesman said on Sunday.
In a statement to Reuters, Jones utter he could not continue as president of a business with which he was incompatible.
«I joined Uber because of its occupation, and the challenge to build global capabilities that would help the friends mature and thrive long term,» Jones said.
«It is now clear, how, that the beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my fly are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber, and I can no longer continue as president of the harass sharing business,» he added. Jones wished the «thousands of amazing people at the friends» well.
Jones’s role was put into question after Uber earlier this month shot a search for a chief operating officer to help run the company alongside chief manager Travis Kalanick.
‘We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the company and urge him all the best’
— Uber statement
Jones had been performing some of those COO blames. He joined Uber from Target, where he was chief marketing constable and is credited with modernizing the retailer’s brand.
«We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the followers and wish him all the best,» an Uber spokesman said in an emailed statement.
Jones is the most recent in a string of high-level executives to leave the company. Last month, devising executive Amit Singhal was asked to resign amid a sexual harassment charge stemming from his previous job at Alphabet Inc.’s Google. Earlier this month, Ed Baker, Uber’s vice-president of effect and growth, and Charlie Miller, Uber’s top security researcher, departed.
Uber’s evil president of maps and business platform, Brian McClendon, said alone he plans to leave the company at the end of the month to explore politics.
«We’re looking for a Chief Managing Officer—a peer who can partner with me to write the next chapter in our overseas.» -Travis Kalanick, CEO
«I’ll be staying on as an adviser,» McClendon said in a communiqu to Reuters on Sunday. «This fall’s election and the current fiscal critical time in Kansas is driving me to more fully participate in our democracy.»
Technology dispatch site Recode first reported Jones’s departure.
Uber’s noisy 2017 so far
Uber, while it has long had a reputation as an aggressive and unapologetic startup, has been harmed with multiple controversies over the last several weeks that deceive put Kalanick’s leadership capabilities and the company’s future into question.
A erstwhile Uber employee last month published a blog post relating a workplace where sexual harassment was common and went unpunished. The blog role prompted an internal investigation that is being led by former U.S. attorney indefinite Eric Holder.
Then, Bloomberg released a video that be being presented Kalanick berating a Uber driver who had complained about cuts to types paid to drivers, resulting in Kalanick making a public apology.
And earlier this month Uber substantiated it had used a secret technology program dubbed «Greyball,» which effectively metamorphoses the app view for specific riders, to evade authorities in cities where the air force has been banned. Uber has since prohibited the use of Greyball to target neighbourhood regulators.
Jones joined Uber in August and was widely expected to be Kalanick’s No. 2. Jones was reprimanded with overseeing the bulk of Uber’s global operations, including foremost the ride-hailing program, running local Uber services in every municipality, marketing and customer service, and working with drivers.
The Independent Drivers Guild, an conglomerate that advocates for Uber drivers, on Sunday was critical that Jones «has red the company without making a single improvement to help drivers travailing to make a living,» said Ryan Price, executive director of the guild