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Uber President quits his job less than 7 months after joining

By TechNadu Staff / March 20, 2017

Jeff Jones, the president of Uber quits after six months on the job.

The popular ride-service company Uber technologies Inc., confirmed Sunday that the president has resigned just six months after taking the job.

Uber spokesman said jones quit less than 7 months after joining the San Francisco company.

The reason behind the departure is not clear, but Jones' role was put into question after Uber earlier this month launched a search for a chief operating officer to help run the company alongside Chief Executive Travis Kalanick.

Initially, Jeff had been performing some of those COO responsibilities.

Jones had left target, where he was a chief marketing officer to join Uber in September and credited with the retailer’s brand.

Uber spokesman said in an email that “We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the company and wish him all the best”.

Jones is one of the high-level executives in this company left his job recently. He was tasked with overseeing the bulk of Uber's global operations, including leading the ride-hailing program, running local Uber services in every city, marketing, and customer service, and working with drivers.

Last month, a top engineering executive, Amit Singhal, left Uber five weeks after his hire was announced. He allegedly failed to disclose that he had left his previous job at Google because of a sexual harassment allegation.

And also Uber’s head of growth and product, Ed Baker, resigned from the company earlier this month.

Recode was first reported the jones’ departure, on Sunday. last week, Uber has been hit several controversies, including allegations that it routinely ignores sexual harassment.
Recently, a video that showed Kalanick berating a Uber driver who had complained him about the steep cut in Uber rates. And he apologized in public finally.

The Newyork times report that Brain McClendon, Vice president of maps and business platform, leaving Uber on March 28 and to explore a career in politics in Kansas.

Other one includes Raffi Krikorian, a director in the company’s self-driving division and Vice- president of the product and growth Ed Baker both left this month. Such a top executive was left in this month.

Uber confirmed to use a new technology program called ‘Greyball’, which is to change the app view for specific rides, to evade authorities in cities, now where the service has been banned. And to prohibited the use of this new program to target the local users.

According to the news of Jones departure, now the new COO Kalanick has to find the president, who is willing to handle the garbage fire that the company’s inner working and to achieve the target.



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