Uber stole Brent Callinicos from Google, where he was VP, Treasurer & Chief Accountant. He will be Uber’s new Chief Financial Officer. Former COO of Klout, Emil Michael, formerly Chief Operating Officer of Klout, will be the company’s SVP of Business. Prior to Klout, Michael was SVP of Field Operations at TellMe Networks. Lastly, Ed Baker, who previously served as Head of International Growth at Facebook is joining as Head of Growth. Previously he was co-founder and CEO of friend.ly (which was acquired by Facebook in 2011).
These are all huge talent wins for Uber, which was valued at $3.4 billion pre-money in this latest round. With the new funding, CEO Travis Kalanick had said that Uber will be moving into new markets and begin marketing efforts.
Original news: http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/03/after-258m-google-ventures-and-tpg-investment-uber-hires-finance-business-and-growth-execs/