Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has admitted he needs leadership help, after a string of incidents has tarnished Uber’s trust with its employees, investors, and customers.
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Now he’s looking to hire a COO to be a peer and partner in Uber’s future.
In Silicon Valley, it’s become somewhat of a tradition to bring in a veteran executive when the founder/CEO is looking for leadership help.
Kalanick announced the decision to employees at an all-hands meeting on Tuesday, as first reported by Recode.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick To Hire Chief Operating Officer
The Uber CEO announced Tuesday afternoon that his ridesharing company is actively looking to hire a chief operating officer.
The boycott erupted after users accused the tech company of trying to profit from a taxi driver protest against President Donald Trump’s immigration ban.
The move to hire a COO at Uber is reminiscent of when Facebook hired Sheryl Sandberg away from Google to work closely with CEO Mark Zuckerberg and help the company stabilize in 2008.
The tumult started in January when 200,000 customers deleted their Uber accounts as part of a #DeleteUber movement on Twitter.
The tech firm has reportedly hired an executive search firm, and it narrowed its hunt to two candidates yesterday, according to Recode .
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