The People Who Matter at Uber

Photos by Bloomberg, AP, Didi Chuxing, Uber, Flickr/TechCrunch. Visualization by Ian Civgin.
Photos by Bloomberg, AP, Didi Chuxing, Uber, Flickr/TechCrunch. Visualization by Ian Civgin.

The power dynamic within Uber’s management team and its board of directors is shifting as the company matures.

On the upswing are executives responsible for marketing, engineering and autonomous vehicle development, including growth chief Ed Baker and engineering head Thuan Pham. At least one top executive, Jeff Holden, has lost prominence in the day-to-day business. Meanwhile, Uber on Tuesday said it hired Jeff Jones, chief marketing officer at Target, as “president of ridesharing.” Mr. Jones will be responsible for Uber’s operations, marketing and customer support globally—the role previously held by Ryan Graves, one of CEO Travis Kalanick’s closest lieutenants.

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However, a technology collaboration between Uber and Didi in things like autonomous vehicles and mapping makes a lot of sense. People involved with both companies say they are open to the idea. After all, both firms stand to gain if autonomous vehicles become a commodity—and everything to lose if a company like Google has a multi-year head start.

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Below are 68 of the top employees at the on-demand ride company, including operations (the biggest group) and three organizations that are gaining importance within the company—engineering, autonomous vehicle research and growth.Last updated Nov 14, 2016

Travis Kalanick

CEO & Co-Founder

Travis Kalanick’s Direct Reports

Jeff Jones

President, Ridesharing

Thuan Pham


Emil Michael

M&A and Partnerships

Ed Baker

Product & Growth

Ryan Graves

Resident Entrepreneur and Builder

Anthony Levandowski

Autonomous Vehicles

Rachel Whetstone

PR & Public Policy

Joe Sullivan

Security & Privacy

Gautam Gupta


Salle Yoo

General Counsel

Jeff Holden

Special Products

Open Seat

Head of HR, Workplaces & Recruiting

Ryan Graves’s Direct Reports


Jason Droege

Head of Uber Everything (Uber Rush, Eats, and Essentials)

Jason Droege’s Direct Reports


Curtis Chambers

Head of Engineering, Uber Everything

Thuan Pham’s Direct Reports


Ganesh Srinivasan

Develops Features for Riders & Drivers

AG Gangadhar

Head of Infrastructure

Komal Mangtani

Head of Business Intelligence Engineering

Paw Andersen

Infrastructure for Dispatch Systems, Marketplace Services

Brian McClendon

Mapping & Geo Services

Shobhana Ahluwalia

Head of IT/Technology Services

Ganesh Srinivasan’s Direct Reports


Akash Garg

Mobile Platform

Pedram Keyani

Engineering for Growth Features

AG Gangadhar’s Direct Reports


Nikhil Kasinadhuni

Site Reliability Engineering

Sanjeev Kumar

Head of Core Infrastructure

Brian McClendon’s Direct Reports


Chris Blumenberg

Head of Logistics & Mapping

Manik Gupta

Head of Product for Maps

Chris Blumenberg’s Direct Reports


Bill Chen

Core Routing

Emil Michael’s Direct Reports


David Richter

VP Strategic Initiatives

Cameron Poetzscher

VP Corporate Development, Fundraising & Acquisitions

Matt Wyndowe

Head of Product Partnerships

Eric Alexander

Head of Asia Partnerships & Growth Strategy

Fraser Robinson

Head of EMEA Business

Craig Nicol

Head of Partnerships

Travis Bogard

Head of Uber for Business

Cameron Poetzscher’s Direct Reports


Yibo Ling

Fundraising & Partnerships

Matt Wyndowe’s Direct Reports


J. Kim Fennell

deCarta CEO

Marc Prioleau

Location-Based-Services Partnerships

Ed Baker’s Direct Reports


Aaron Schildkrout

Head of Global Growth & Data Science

Daniel Graf

Rider and Driver Dynamics

Vinay Ramani

Head of International Growth

Ethan Eismann

Product Design

Marcos Weskamp

Marketplace Design

Aaron Schildkraut’s Direct Reports


Andrew Chen

Rider Acquisition

Tom Fallows

Rider Engagement

Tom Fallows’s Direct Reports


Chris Saad

Head of Product, Uber Developer Platform

Anthony Levandowski’s Direct Reports


Lior Ron

Co-Founder at Otto, Autonomous Trucks

Don Burnette

Co-Founder at Otto, Autonomous Trucks

Claire Delaunay

Co-Founder at Otto, Autonomous Trucks

Raffi Krikorian

Head of Infrastructure, Pittsburgh center for autonomous cars

Raffi Krikorian’s Direct Reports


John Bares

Pittsburgh center for autonomous cars

Rachel Whetstone’s Direct Reports


Jill Hazelbaker

VP Corporate Communications

Betsy Masiello

Head of Public Policy

Jill Hazelbaker’s Direct Reports


Shari Doherty

Head of Product & Engineering Communications

Nairi Hourdajian

Corporate Communications

Matt Kallman

Corporate Communications

Joe Sullivan’s Direct Reports


John Flynn

Chief Information Security Officer

Gautam Gupta’s Direct Reports


Ian Kleinfield

Prabir Adarkar

Chris Lapointe

Jeff Jones’s Direct Reports


Rachel Holt

Regional Manager, Uber U.S. & Canada

Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty


Andrew MacDonald

Regional Manager, Uber Latin America & Asia

Austin Geidt

Head of Global Expansion & Process

Open Seat

Customer Support & Safety

Pierre-Demitri Gore-Coty’s Direct Reports


Jo Bertram

Regional Manager, Northern Europe

Jason Droege’s Direct Reports


Curtis Chambers

Head of Engineering, Uber Everything

Rachel Holt’s Direct Reports


Kellyn Kenny

VP of Growth Marketing

Andrew MacDonald’s Direct Reports


Allen Penn

Asia Operations

Amit Jain

Uber India Chief

Allen Penn’s Direct Reports


Michael Brown

Regional Manager, Asia (excl. India)

Key Open Positions

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Head of HR, Workplaces & Recruiting
  • Customer Support & Safety

Quick Facts

  • Operates globally, except China
  • Holds 17.7% stake in China’s Didi Chuxing
  • Post-money paper valuation of $68 billion, mid-2016
  • Equity funding: ~$10 billion

Board of Directors

Travis Kalanick

Uber CEO & Co-Founder

Garrett Camp

Uber Co-Founder & Chairman

Bill Gurley


Arianna Huffington

Founder & CEO, Thrive Global

Ryan Graves

Resident Entrepreneur and Builder

David Plouffe

Former Head of Communications & Policy at Uber


David Bonderman

Founding Partner at TPG Capital

Yasir Al Rumayyan

Saudi Public Investment Fund

Cheng Wei

CEO, Didi Chuxing


David Krane

CEO & Managing Partner, GV


For a company that considers itself the of vehicular transportation, and could generate $4 billion in revenue this year, it’s strange that Uber lacks a CFO.