Uber's brand guru Bozoma Saint John leaves after just one year

CNET | 6/11/2018 | Dara Kerr
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Uber executive Bozoma Saint John is leaving the company to become chief marketing officer for talent agency Endeavor.

Uber's top celebrity executive, Bozoma Saint John, is leaving after only one year.

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Saint John was brought on as the ride-hailing company's chief brand officer in June 2017 to help clean up its image after being wracked by months of scandals. In her short tenure at Uber, she was regularly the public face of the company. She spoke at tech conferences and appeared in magazines like Vogue, New York Magazine, Glamour and Cosmopolitan.

She's leaving Uber to be the chief marketing officer for global talent agency Endeavor. Recode first reported the news.

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"I want to thank Boz for her contributions over the last year," Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in an emailed statement. "Boz joined Uber at a time when the company was hurting -- but her energy, optimism and creativity have been a key part of our ongoing turnaround."

Saint John joined Uber from Apple, where she was the head of global consumer marketing for Apple Music and iTunes. She is one of few black women who is a top Silicon Valley executive.

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She came onto Uber just days before its former CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick stepped down. His resignation came...
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