Uber President Jeff Jones is reportedly leaving the ride-hailing service after about six months in the job. The resignation comes less than two weeks after company CEO Travis Kalanick admitted he needed to “grow up” and said he would seek leadership help. The ride-hailing service has had a rough couple of months, with a litany of issues ranging from allegations of sexual harassment, news outlets revealing the company’s cutthroat company culture, and the resignation of other key execs.


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Uber President Jeff Jones said Sunday that he is quitting the San Francisco ride-hailing company, citing a culture at the hard-charging and often polarizing startup that he said clashed with his professional values.

Jones’ resignation comes barely six months after he took the job and marks the latest blow in what’s been a turbulent few months for the popular ride-services app. Several high-level executives have resigned as CEO Travis Kalanick faces scrutiny over his abrasive management style and the company reels from allegations of widespread sexism.



“The beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber and I could no longer continue as president of the ridesharing business,” Jones said in a statement to The Chronicle.

Uber Technologies Inc. spokeswoman Sophie Schmidt confirmed Jones’ departure Sunday, saying that the company wanted to “thank Jeff for his six months at the company and wish him all the best.” Schmidt declined to discuss the issue further.