Uber President Jeff Jones Quits After 6 Months In Office

20 Mar, 2017 09:52 IST|Sakshi
Uber President Jeff Jones

New York: Uber President Jeff Jones is quitting after six months on the job. The ride-sharing company has confirmed Jones' departure in a statement to CNNMoney.

"We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the company and wish him all the best," the statement released late Sunday read.

Jones was named Uber's President at the end of August. He previously ran marketing for Target. Jones headed Uber's ride-hailing operations, marketing and customer support, and was second in command to CEO Travis Kalanick. The company, valued at USD 68 billion, has had a rocky few months.

In a letter to employees on Sunday, Kalanick said that Jones made the decision after the company said it would hire a chief operating officer. Kalanick is looking for a new second in command who could help him steer the company's trajectory.

In a letter to employees on Sunday, Kalanick said that Jones made the decision after the company said it would hire a chief operating officer

"Jeff came to the tough decision that he doesn't see his future at Uber," Kalanick wrote.

Uber has already lost several big executives since February. Uber's head of growth and product, Ed Baker, resigned from the company in March. Amit Singhal, its head of engineering, resigned in late February after it was reported that he had left a previous job at Google because of sexual harassment claims.

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