Uber President Jeff Jones quits after mere 6 months

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Uber wished outgoing president Jeff Jones"all the best for the future

Uber President Jeff Jones is quitting after only six months at the ride-sharing company, attributing his resignation to inconsistent views with fellow leaders.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick hoped Jones' marketing skills could help Uber bring its focus back to its drivers and establish its global brand.

Jones, according to sources, said that Uber's mounting roster of troubling controversies wasn't what he signed up for, especially after the fact that Kalanick made a decision to survey for a new chief operating officer for aid.

In a prepared statement Jones sent to Recode, he said beliefs and leadership approach that guided his career were inconsistent with what he experienced and saw at Uber.

Ridesharing giant Uber took another hit with the departure of its president, Jeff Jones, after just six months, U.S. media reported Sunday. The company recently confirmed it had used the tool, which is not in use any more.

The resignation and the reasons for it were first reported by Recode Sunday afternoon, but later Uber confirmed that Jones had chose to step down. Following that, Bloomberg released a video that showed Kalanick yelling at an Uber driver who complained about price cuts, resulting in Kalanick issuing a public apology.

Taxi hailing app Uber has driven itself further into disarray after its president Jeff Jones chose to step down just seven months after joining the company.

At the beginning of the year, Uber faced claims that it was taking advantage of Trump's controversial immigration ban, with it allegedly leveraging the situation for business purposes. It also followed a former Uber employee's serious, credible allegation of a pattern of sexual harassment at the company.

Uber has been through a lot of pain lately, and it's just not ending. Two separate, well-placed sources at the company have told the BBC that Mr Kalanick will likely step down as chief executive soon after the new COO is in place. He brought in Uber adviser and former US attorney general Eric Holder to conduct an internal investigation and began his hunt for a COO.

Uber is also facing a lawsuit from Alphabet Inc's self-driving vehicle division that accuses it of stealing designs for autonomous auto technology known as Lidar.

Jones was second in command to CEO Travis Kalanick, running Uber's ride-hailing operations, marketing and customer support.

In related news, Brian McClendon's decision leaves Uber in another tough spot.

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