Uber said Friday that two executives, COO Barney Harford and
chief marketing officer Rebecca Messina, are leaving the company.
In connection with the departures, Andrew Macdonald has been
promoted to senior vice president of global rides, overseeing teams that manage
the global rides business, community operations, safety and insurance, and Uber
Jason Droege, who leads the Uber Eats business, will
continue to lead Uber Eats but will report directly to the CEO along with
Andrew Macdonald as co-managers of the core platform business segment.
Harford will stay until July to help with transition, Uber
Jill Hazelbaker, who currently oversees policy and communications,
will assume responsibility for marketing.
The ride-hailing company last week had its first financial
report as a public company, reporting $1 billion in losses despite a 20%
increase in revenue. Uber's IPO on May 10 was poorly received by Wall Street, but
the stock has rebounded from an initial plunge to trade around its IPO price of