Uber president Jeff Jones quits
San Francisco-based Uber Technologies Inc. has confirmed that its President Jeff Jones has resigned from his position, deepening turmoil at the ride-hailing company.
Jones resigned and parted with the company just around seven months after assuming the role. He said he had joined the company because of its mission that would help it mature and thrive long term.
Announcing his resignation, he added, “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.”
The role of Jones, who had been performing some of COO’s responsibilities, was put into question after the company launched a search for a COO to help run the company alongside CEO Travis Kalanick.
The company’s vice president of maps & business unit, Brian McClendon, has also announced his decision to leave the company. However, he underlined that he would be staying on as an adviser.
Jones and McClendon are the latest in a string of executives to leave Uber. In February, engineering executive Amit Singhal left the company due to sexual harassment allegations. Earlier, Ed Baker and Charlie Miller, the company’s vice president of product & growth and famed security researcher, respectively, departed.