Uber president Jones quits amid widespread Uberphobia

After less than a year as president of Uber, Jeff Jones is leaving the embattled ride-hailing company, Uber confirms. “We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the company and wish him all the best,” an Uber spokesperson says in a statement. Jones, previously Target’s chief marketing officer, was brought on by CEO Travis Kalanick last fall to boost Uber’s reputation. Though Uber has long held its reputation as an aggressive startup, the company has been battling recent controversies, ranging from sexual harassment allegations to Kalanick’s abrasive behavior — NPR