Uber’s Former CEO Kalanick To Hold The Top Position In The Company
“When you’re at war with customers, employees, service suppliers, you can’t build up a business model and Kalanick was at war with everyone”, said Dudenhoeffer.
Kalanick is now facing both personal and professional calamity.
“Uber needs to keep the persona and the vision that brought it this far, but they also need to bring in professional management”, said Max Wolff, a market strategist at 55 Institutional. Despite Kalanick’s explanation, it seemed clear that the CEO was just one of many executives at Uber eager to distance themselves from the increasingly toxic culture and perception.
Uber also this month released a 13-page document calling for major reforms at the company based on a probe led by former USA attorney-general Eric Holder.
In a statement, the 40-year-old co-founder said his resignation would help Uber go back to building “rather than be distracted with another fight“, an apparent reference to efforts on the board to oust him. Uber insiders may also be considered, including board member Arianna Huffington. Women such as Susan Wojcicki, the CEO of YouTube since 2014, or Marissa Mayer, who most recently ran Yahoo, would help change Uber’s male-dominated culture.
Kalanick declared simply a week ago that he was withdrawing of nonattendance from the organization taking after the arrival of a report into Uber’s critical organizational culture by previous Attorney General Eric Holder.
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Sandberg will be staying on at Facebook, however, a source close to her tells Inc. The term disruption itself, emblematic of a Silicon Valley firm that uses digital chops and a fast-moving, rule-breaking approach to challenge entrenched industries has become synonymous with Uber.
Among those mentioned by analysts as possible successors are former Ford CEO Alan Mulally and former Virgin America CEO David Cush. “Uber is not done with the vision thing, and to that point it’s important people fully appreciate Travis’ ambitions”.
Uber faces other lawsuits filed by drivers over their pay and treatment, and Uber fired 20 employees for incidents involving discrimination, sexual harassment and other bad behaviour earlier this month.