Uber’s chief operating officer Barney Harford and chief marketing officer Rebecca Messina are stepping down as part of an organizational shakeup put into motion just a month after the ride-hailing company went public.
CNBC first reported the departures.
The departures, which CEO Dara Khosrowshahi explained in an email to employees, were prompted by his decision to more directly control core parts of the business. Khosrowshahi told employees that he wants to be even more involved in the day-to-day operations of its biggest businesses, the core platform of Rides and Eats, and have decided they should report directly to him.
Harford left after agreeing that the chief operating officer role “no longer makes sense,” according to the email reviewed by TechCrunch.
“Over the years, I’ve learned