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Every week, we bring you an overview of the most important executive changes from around the world. This week, Ryan Graves stepped down from Uber’s board of directors just two weeks after the company went public. Read about this and other notable executive news:
Ryan Graves has resigned from Uber's board
Uber's first employee, Ryan Graves, has resigned from the board of directors just two weeks after the company went public. Graves was one of the only remaining allies of Travis Kalanick who was ousted as CEO in 2017 following multiple scandals related to Uber's poor corporate culture. Graves left Uber in 2017 after serving as senior vice president of global operations but remained on the board alongside Kalanick. Read more here.
Lime's co-Founder Brad Bao takes over as CEO
Scooter startup Lime is changing CEO as Brad Bao takes over the role from his co-founder Toby Sun. Sun has been the founding CEO since November 2017 and led the company through multiple rounds of financing reaching a valuation of $2.4 billion. Sun will now report to Bao and focus on future research and development, as well as company culture. Read more here.
Snap promotes Derek Andersen to Chief Financial Officer
Snap has announced that they have promoted current VP of Finance, Derek Andersen to Chief Financial Officer. Andersen will take over the responsibilities of interim CFO Lara Sweet and report to CEO Evan Spiegel. Sweet will transition into a new role as Chief People Officer and continue as Chief Accounting Officer until a replacement is named. Read more here.
Y Combinator promotes Geoff Ralston to President
In a blog post, Sam Altman announced that Geoff Ralston is taking over as President of Y Combinator. Two months ago, Altman said that he would be stepping down as President to become the CEO of OpenAI, an artificial intelligence-focused company. He will remain an advisor to Y Combinator to help Ralston transition into his new role. Read more here.
Jonathan Carson named Chief Revenue Officer at The Trade Desk
The Trade Desk, a global advertising technology leader, has appointed Jonathan Carson as Chief Revenue Officer with responsibility for scaling the company’s business development organization. Carson has more than 20 years of experience in the digital media industry, with executive leadership roles in fast-growth environments both in the U.S. and globally. Read more here.
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