Uber’s first employee, former CEO, and current head of operations, Ryan Graves, is stepping aside from day-to-day activities at the company to focus on his role on Uber’s board.
Graves will aid in the search for Uber’s new CEO. former CEO Travis Kalanick and a dearth of female candidates. In June, Kalanick was forced to resign after a barrage of self-inflicted scandals cast doubt on his ability to continue to lead the company.
Uber’s first CEO from 2010 to 2011, Graves handed the reins to Kalanick and eventually assumed the role of Uber’s president and VP of operations.