Uber's absent leadership: The $69 billion startup needs a lot more top executives than just a new CEO

Uber founder Travis Kalanick. Photo: Getty Images

In the aftermath of Travis Kalanick’s resignation, Uber is lacking a lot more than just a chief executive.

The world’s most valuable private tech startup is missing most of the top executives that would be picking up Kalanick’s slack at a normal company. That vacuum includes a chief financial officer, a chief operating officer, and a chief marketing officer.

Some of the vacancies are new positions that the company has finally decided to hire for. Other roles, like a CMO, have remained vacant for years. Some positions, like SVP of engineering and president of ridesharing, have been totally dissolved. Finally, nearly a third of the executives that are in place are new to their roles.

Here’s what the leadership vacuum looks like at the top of Uber:

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