Uber Technologies’ month's long investigation into its own culture has now extended into its most senior ranks.
The Holder Investigation Findings. On Tuesday morning (June 13th, 2017), former US Attorney General, Eric Holder and his law firm issued a report with 13 recommendations, as published by the New York Times Link to Eric Holder's Report Recommendations by NYT). The recommendations included transferring some of the CEO’s responsibilities to the COO and appointing an independent Chairman.
Uber Technologies’ CEO Travis Kalanick, 40, has stepped down from his role. He will continue to serve on the board of directors. Five of the major shareholders in the company – Benchmark Capital, Fidelity, First Round Capital, Lowercase Capital and Menlo Ventures, demanded the CEO’s resignation.
Longtimer Ann Livermore Joins Board and Leaves Exec Role
HP announced that Ann Livermore, 51, has been elected to the HP board. She has been with HP for about 29 years and has been instrumental in helping countless HP customers grow and transform their businesses. While she will step down from her day-to-day management of the HP Enterprise Business,
CFO on Juniper Networks’ Board
Mercedes Johnson, 55, has joined as Director on the Board of Juniper Networks. Johnson served as SVP & CFO at Avago and as SVP & CFO at Lam Research. She also previously held executive leadership and management roles at Applied Materials, Nanometrics, NCR and HP.
Procter & Gamble Co announced the appointment of Meg Whitman 54, to its board of directors. She first served on the P&G board from 2003 to 2008. She started her career as brand assistant at P&G and later moved to Bain & Co in 1981 where she worked for 8 years reaching the level of VP. She then joined Walt Disney as SVP Marketing and in 1992 accepted a senior position at StrideRite. Whitman held executive positions at Florists' Transworld Delivery (FTD) and Hasboro before taking the position of President and Chief Executive Officer at eBay in 1998. Her leadership enabled eBay to grow from $4.7 million in revenues with 30 employees to $8 billion in sales and 15,000 employees worldwide by the time she retired in 2008. She ran for Governor of California in the 2010 elections.
David Kenny, 48 President of Akamai Technologies has joined the Yahoo!’s Board of Directors. Kenny was previously a managing partner of VivaKi and CEO of Digitas, where he transformed the company from a direct marketing business to cutting-edge interactive communications firm.