Travis Kalanick may be the public face of Uber, but he hasn’t built the company by himself. Like any chief executive, Kalanick leans heavily on his team and direct reports to manage all parts of the business, from people operations internally to putting out regulatory fires externally. As Uber faces challenges on all fronts in 2017, here’s who is leading the charge internally to make transportation “as reliable as running water.”Jeff Jones is Uber’s president of ridesharing. When Travis Kalanick asked Jeff Jones how well he did on his TED talk, the then-Target CMO gave him a B-minus and told him he needed to fix his talking points. That’s harsh feedback for Kalanick, but also a valuable insight. As Uber has tried to rein in its free-wheeling city offices, it’s needed to fix its global branding problems. In August, Uber announced that it had poached Jones from Target to become its president of ridesharing, overseeing all of its operations, marketing, and customer support. Amit Singhal oversees engineering on two key teams and is a special advisor to Travis Kalanick. Google’s former search chief, Amit Singhal, came back out of retirement in January to join Uber as its new SVP of… Read full this story
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