Uber President Jeff Jones quits after mere 6 months

Uber president Jeff Jones to step down as leadership turmoil intensifies Henry Joseph-Grant

Uber president Jeff Jones to step down as leadership turmoil intensifies Henry Joseph-Grant

Following the resignation on Sunday of Uber's number two executive, president Jeff Jones, the company announced Monday that it is also losing Brian McClendon, vice president of maps.

After just six months, Uber's president of ride sharing Jeff Jones has left the company.

But Jones' statement to Recode that he is leaving the company because his approach to leadership is "inconsistent" with what was seen at Uber is raising serious questions - especially ahead of its much anticipated initial public offering.

Mr. Jones made a decision to leave because the long string of controversies are not what he signed on for when he left his post as chief marketing officer at Target Corp., according to Recode, which reported his departure earlier Sunday. He was in charge of the company's operations, customer support, and branding divisions. The company has been in the middle of multiple scandals, as well as unexpected resignations. CEO Travis Kalanick said he needed help running the company. Earlier in March the company's VP of product and growth left the company, as did Charlie Miller, a security researcher employed by Uber who has been featured on the hallowed pages of this humble website many times in the past. His last day at Uber would be March 28, 2017.

The hiring of Mr. Jones last August was highly publicized by the company. He replaced Ryan Graves, a longtime Uber executive and the company's early CEO. Kalanick brought this up in an email to employees, seemingly indicating that Jones' departure was related to the company's decision to hire a COO. Jones was on the job for just six months.

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The turmoil began when a former Uber employee posted a blog describing that Uber had a awful working environment, where sexual harassment was led unpunished.

That's all bad for obvious reasons, and for one reason that might be a little less obvious: Like all tech companies, Uber is in a constant battle to hire and retain top talent.

"This fall's election and the current fiscal crisis in Kansas is driving me to more fully participate in our democracy - and I want to do that in the place I call home", he reportedly said.

Jones did not immediately respond to a request for comment. As a result, Kalanick resigned from his role on Trump's Economic Advisory Council. Vice President of Engineering Amit Singhal was pushed out last month after the company learned he was accused of sexual harassment while previously working at Google.

Uber, the popular ride sharing service that allows app users to hail rides from regular people (as opposed to professional taxi drivers), is in search of a new president.

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