This week, Uber Technologies Inc., the ride-hailing company, issued a statement and confirmed that Jeff Jones, the president of Uber resigned after joining the company for just six months. Before joining Uber, Jeff was the chief marketing officer of Target Corp, and he was credited with modernizing the retailer’s brand. Earlier this month, Uber was searching for a chief operating officer to help run the firm with Travis Kalanick, the Chief Executive of Uber, and that when Jeff’s president role was put into question. The hunt appeared to threaten Jeff’s role.
During Jeff’s tenure of Uber’s president, he visited the company’s office in the Netherlands, India and other crucial markets for Uber. According to the person familiar with the gatherings, Jeff said that his biggest misgiving was working with Travis.
“I joined Uber because of its mission, and the challenge to build global capabilities that would help the company mature and thrive long term,” said Jeff.
“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. I can no longer continue as president of the ride sharing business,” he said.
“After we announced our intention to hire a COO, Jeff came to the tough decision that he doesn’t see his future at Uber,” Travis issued the note in the meantime.