Top Uber leaders pushed into shake-up after the IPO launch
Two of Uber's top executives were pushed aside last week in a management shock on the riding company after their lack of original public offer.
Chief Operating Officer Barney Harford and Chief Marketing Officer Rebecca Messina left the company, According to a Uber regulatory filing released Friday.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said the move would allow him to streamline operations and be more personally involved in the day-to-day running of the company.
Harford was fired last year after the New York Times reported racist comments he allegedly made during a conference call with other Uber employees.
Harford criticized an ad containing a mixed child and asked how common such relationships were in reality and whether they reflected the company's customer base. Employees complained to Ubers Human Resources department and diversity director about the comments at that time.
When Uber hit the stock market last month, its shares immediately went down and declined by 1[ads1]8 percent on its first trading day.