Uber’s board is currently meeting with lawyers from Covington and Burling to discuss the results of a months-long investigation into the car-hailing company’s culture. Among the topics on the docket is whether Uber CEO Travis Kalanick should take a three-month leave of absence.
If Kalanick does temporarily step away from his role, there are very few people left at the company who could easily step in and run it in his stead — particularly if Uber SVP of business Emil Michael is fired or gives into pressure from the board and resigns.
The company has no COO, CFO, CMO or SVP of engineering and all of those vacancies are without accounting for the possible terminations that several sources suspect will happen as a result of the Holder report. In addition, several sources at Uber said attrition among the rank-and-file staff has spiked.
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In other words, it is a big job for even an experienced exec and the cupboards are pretty bare at Uber.
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