Uber president and VP quit

On Sunday Uber president Jeff Jones quit the company because of the recent controversies, according to a story on Recode.

Jones left no doubt about why he left the company:

Jones also confirmed the departure with a blistering assessment of the company. “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, and I can no longer continue as president of the ride-sharing business,” he said in a statement to Recode.

Brian McClendon, the vice president of maps at Uber, quite the company on Monday, but Uber said his departure was planned, according to Recode.

Brian McClendon, the vice president of maps at Uber, is leaving the company after close to two years, the company has confirmed. McClendon joined the ride-hail company after more than 10 years of working at Google’s mapping department.

“Mr. McClendon is departing amicably from Uber and will be an adviser to the company,” an Uber spokesperson said in a statement, noting he was “moving back to Kansas where he is from to explore politics. His exit has been in the works for some time and his last day at Uber is March 28.”

Frame this however you want, the departure of two top executives in two days is not good for Uber. The recent scandals and lawsuits are weighing heavy on the company.



  • Kinda thought that as a companies President, you might have the power to try and fix things? Not just cash a pay check and then run away. No?

    • rick gregory

      Not really. Not if the CEO sees things differently.

    • RodoBobJon

      Depends how intransigent Kalanick is.

  • dumoko dumoko

    “president Jeff Jones quite the company” – is it a typo right there? “quit” instead of “quite”?

    • JimCracky

      Mr Jones is indeed quite the company.

    • dumoko dumoko

      @theloop, thanks for fixing, but I’m afraid the second typo is left there: ” of maps at Uber, quite the company “