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In this March 15, 2017 photo, a sign marks a pick-up point for the Uber car service at LaGuardia Airport in New York. New York state lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow Uber and Lyft to expand into upstate cities like Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany and Rochester. The app-based ride-hailing services are now prohibited from operating outside of  the New York City area. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Uber's president is calling it quits after 6 months on the job


Uber's president Jeff Jones is leaving the ride-sharing company after just six months on the job, CNNMoney reports.

“It is now clear, however, that the beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber, and I can no longer continue as president of the ride-sharing business,” Jones said in a statement to Recode

Jones was named president of the San Francisco company at the end of August last year. 

Jones previously headed up marketing for Target and was hired by Uber to help strengthen its reputation. 

Jones' role at the company was called into question earlier this month when Uber's CEO Travis Kalanick launched a search for a chief operating officer to help run the company. 

"We're looking for a Chief Operating Officera peer who can partner with me to write the next chapter in our journey," the company tweeted.

Uber has been battered by controversies in recent months.

In January, as New York taxi drivers started striking in the midst of President Donald Trump's immigration ban, Uber drivers didn't follow suit. That prompted many users to delete the ride-sharing app and post evidence of such using #DeleteUber.

Then in February a former engineer at Uber accused the company of sexual harassment in a blog post.

Kalanick sent a letter to Uber employees Sunday, according to CNNMoney, explaining Jones' decision to leave. 

"Jeff came to the tough decision that he doesn't see his future at Uber," Kalanick explained.

Jones joins the list of several other big executives to leave the company in recent weeks.

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