As criticism mounts, Uber seeks chief operating officer to temper CEO

March 7, 2017 By Heather Somerville (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick said on Tuesday the ride-services firm is looking for a chief operating officer to help run the company, which has been battered by a series of damning revelations about its culture and business tactics. Kalanick has retained a firm grip on the company since its founding in 2009, and his pugnacious manner has helped shape Uber’s aggressive style. The San Francisco-based company’s culture has been evident in hostile interactions with city officials over…

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