Jeff Jones, the president of Uber, is quitting the car-hailing company after less than a year, according to the technology news website Recode.
Recode has reported that “sources familiar with the matter” said the move by the No. 2 exec is directly related to the multiple controversies there, including explosive charges of sexism and sexual harassment.
Jones, sources told Recode, determined that this was not the situation he signed on for, especially after Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced a search for a new COO to help him right the very troubled ship.
That was not the reason for Jones’ departure, said sources, even though it meant that Kalanick was bringing in a new exec who could outrank him. Instead, these sources said, Jones determined that the situation at the company was more problematic than he realised.