Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has absorbed well deserved blistering criticism for the way he handled allegations of sexual misconduct at the San Francisco riding-hailing service.
But he can at least count on the support of one big name in Silicon Valley: former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer.
Speaking at the annual Stanford Directors’ College Tuesday, the hapless Mayer defended Kalanick, suggesting that he was unaware of the toxic culture brewing at Uber because of the company’s rapid growth.
Naturally, he was just the CEO of the company…who would have expected him to have a clue about what was going on.
Mayer’s name has come up in reports as a possible replacement for Kalanick at Uber, though there’s no indication the company has had talks with her.
The last thing Uber needs is this loser Mayer in charge. It’s great news for Lyft though.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle