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Wednesday, 18 March 2015 01:57

Breaking News: Uber CFO Brent Callinicos Steps Down Featured

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Uber CFO Brent Callinicos Steps Down; Will Become Advisor to the Company

Uber CFO Brent Callinicos, CPA, 48, is stepping down after nearly two years of leading financing rounds that have seen the car-booking service become one of the most valuable venture-backed start-ups. Under Callinicos’ financial direction, Uber has raised more than $5 billion in funding and seen its valuation grow to $41.2 billion. Callinicos states in his resignation that he takes the decision to step down to take a break and spend time with his family, as he stays on as an advisor to Uber. Callinicos joined Uber in 2013 from Google, where he was VP, Treasurer and Chief Accountant. 

Before Google, he served at Microsoft for 15 years, most recently as the VP, Worldwide Licensing and Pricing. Earlier in his career, he worked in various finance and treasury positions for the Walt Disney Co. and Procter & Gamble.

Gautam Gupta, Business Operations & Finance leader, will be the acting head of the finance division. Gupta is a former Goldman Sachs VP who joined Uber in 2013. The company might fill the vacancy with someone with CFO experience at a public company.

Date: March 18, 2015

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