Uber’s Chief Product Officer Catches a Ride Out of the Company

To get a ride, Uber says take a walk
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Uber’s Chief Product Officer, Jeff Holden, is set to leave the company according to a spokesperson — joining more than a dozen other executives who have left the ride-sharing company over the last year.

Yet another Uber executive is set to leave the company, this time Uber’s Chief Product Officer, Jeff Holden, who will be departing the ride-sharing giant according to Reuters. Over a dozen Uber executives have left the company since last year, including former CEO and Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick. Other executives that have departed the company include Uber lawyer Sally Yoo, Uber Head of Asia Operations Michael Brown, Head of Compliance Joseph Spiegler, Head of Finance Gautam Gupta, SVP of Business Emil Michael, President of Business in Asia Eric Alexander, Head of Advanced Technologies Group  Anthony Levandowski, and numerous other executives.

Jeff Holden oversaw a project called Uber Elevate which related to flying cars which has now been taken over by Eric Allison, according to a spokesperson. Holden reportedly told colleagues that Thursday of this week would be his last day with the company. Holden previously served as the Senior Vice President of Product Management at Groupon before joining Uber and held an important role at Amazon as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Discovery.

Holden was originally hired by former CEO Travis Kalanick, who has since been replaced by Dara Khosrowshahi — who aims to clean up the company’s reputation following a string of scandals.

A company spokesperson told Business Insider: “As demonstrated by last week’s Uber Elevate Summit, we’re incredibly bullish on the future of aerial ridesharing. Under the leadership of Eric Allison, the Elevate team is set up for success and will continue to chart the course for this growing industry.”

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