CEO Travis Kalanick had announced earlier this month that he would take an indefinite leave from the company, to reflect on the ongoing changes and to grieve the death of his mother, according to CNN Money. The company was decided to be run by a management committee as it tries to navigate the wave of scandals.
Meanwhile, TPG Capital elected David Trujillo, 40, as new Uber board member replacing David Bonderman, 74, founder of private equity firm TPG, who was cited making a sexist remark last week, and stepped down later on. Trujillo is a Partner at TPG, where he leads TPG's Internet, digital media, and communications investing efforts across the firm’s Growth and Capital platforms. Prior to joining TPG in 2006, David was a VP and Associate at GTCR Golder Rauner.
Benchmark Capital Partner Bill Gurley, 51, is also leaving Uber’s board and will be replaced by another Benchmark Partner Matt Cohler, 40.
At Benchmark, Gurley has led investments in and holds board seats on Brighter, DogVacay, GrubHub, HackerOne, Linden Lab, LiveOps, Nextdoor, OpenTable, Sailthru, Scale Computing, Stitch Fix, Vessel, and Zillow, among many earlier ones. Before joining Benchmark in 1999, Gurley was a partner at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. He had also spent four year and was a Research Analyst on Wall Street including three years at CS First Boston.
Cohler is a venture capitalist based in Silicon Valley. He served as VP of Product Management for Facebook till June 2008.
Uber's key roles now open - include CEO, Chief Diversity Officer, CFO, CMO, COO, General Counsel and SVP, Engineering.
Date: June 22, 2017