The current spate of controversy at Uber has knocked off another top executive of the company. On Sunday, Jeff Jones announced his resignation as the company’s President; he was formerly a Target Chief Marketing Officer after joining the ride-hailing company last August.
A public announcement was made by Uber, in which Jones was appreciated for his six months spell at the company.
A memo by Travis Kalanick, Uber’s CEO, to his staffs indicated that the news of Jones resignation came as a surprise to the management. Suggestions are that Jones’ resigned because he wasn’t put in consideration for the position of Chief Operating Officer.
Travis Kalanick wrote, “After we announced our intention to hire a COO, Jeff came to the tough decision that he doesn’t see his future at Uber, it is unfortunate that this was announced through the press.”
Recode was the first to publish about Jones decision to step down on Sunday. Also in the report, Jones gave insights on the controversies Uber is embroiled in; a lawsuit from Waymo owned by Alphabet over automated driving technology and a former staff critic of an alleged sexist work environment.