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Uber President Jeff Jones Resigns, Cites Differences in "Beliefs"

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    Uber President Jeff Jones has resigned just six months after joining its ranks.

    (Published Monday, March 20, 2017)

    Uber President Jeff Jones has resigned just six months after joining its ranks.

    "We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the company and wish him all the best," Uber spokeswoman Sophie Schmidt said in a statement to NBC News confirming Jones' departure.

    The No. 2 executive at the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company cited differences in "beliefs and approach to leadership," technology news site ReCode reported.

    “After we announced our intention to hire a COO, Jeff came to the tough decision that he doesn’t see his future at Uber," CEO Travis Kalanick wrote in an internal email to company employees. "It is unfortunate that this was announced through the press but I thought it was important to send all of you an email before providing comment publicly."

    Kalanick praised Jones' contributions to Uber, including the company's "first brand reputation study, which will help set our course in the coming months and year."

    Sources with Uber told NBC News the departure is effective immediately.

    Jones is the latest in a string of high-level executives to leave the company. Earlier this month, Uber asked engineering executive Amit Singhai to resign amid allegations of sexual harassment during his tenure at Google, NBC News reported. 

    Ed Baker, Uber's VP of product and growth, also quit Uber this month, according to Recode. 

    In a statement to Recode, Jones offered a harsh review of the company.

    “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 was Target's chief marketing officer before joining Uber in August 2016.