Uber welcomes three new members to its senior team

Brent Callinicos, most recently VP, Treasurer & Chief Accountant at Google will be joining Uber as our Chief Financial Officer. I cannot tell you how incredibly excited I am to work with such a great leader and one of the top financial minds in the technology industry. Uber has enormous opportunities ahead that demand we have someone of Brent’s caliber as CFO. Brent starts at Uber next Monday, September 9.

Emil Michael, formerly Chief Operating Officer of Klout, and prior to that was SVP of Field Operations at TellMe Networks, is joining Uber as our SVP of Business. Emil is known as one of the top deal guys in the Valley, a strategic deal maker who also brings experience scaling sales organizations. I am counting on Emil to be the leader of our business efforts and the face of Uber to our business partners and users globally.  Emil starts with Uber today.

Ed Baker, who previously served as Head of International Growth at Facebook and prior to that was co-founder and CEO of friend.ly (which was acquired by Facebook in 2011) will be joining Uber as its Head of Growth. Ed is a founder/entrepreneur who brings deep insights into viral and social products. He is known as one of the architects of the consumer Internet growth discipline. I’m very much looking forward to having a fellow entrepreneur on Uber’s senior team. Ed starts with Uber today.

Uber welcomes Brent, Emil and Ed to the Uber executive team. I’m really excited to work with them to help make Uber a great technology company that changes urban transportation and logistics around the world.



*Please see individual bios below.

Brent Callinicos will be Uber CFO starting next week. Most recently, he served as VP, Treasurer & Chief Accountant at Google where he was responsible for treasury and risk management activities. Brent joined Google early in 2007 after 14 years at Microsoft. His most recent role there was as Corporate Vice President and Divisional CFO for Microsoft’s Platforms and Services Division, which encompassed the Windows, Server and MSN business groups. He was also Microsoft’s Treasurer 2000-2004. Brent has a BS in business administration and an MBA in finance from the University of North Carolina. Naturally, Brent’s an avid fan of UNC basketball.

Emil Michael is the new SVP of Business at Uber. Most recently, Emil was the Chief Operating Officer at Klout (where he continues to serve on the Board of Directors) and before that was SVP of Field Operations at Tellme Networks (sold to Microsoft in 2007). He has been an active investor and advisor in the Silicon Valley since 1999 before which he was an associate in Goldman Sach’s Communications, Media and Entertainment Group in New York City. He also served as a White House Fellow to the Secretary of Defense from 2009 through 2011. He is a graduate of Harvard with an AB degree in Government and Stanford Law School where he received a JD.

Ed Baker  is the new Head of Growth at Uber. He was the founder and CEO of Friend.ly, a social Q&A site with over 25 million registered users. Facebook acquired Friend.ly in October 2011, and Ed spent about two years running the social networking site’s international growth team. He has an A.B. in Chemistry and Physics from Harvard, and an M.B.A. from Stanford. In his free time, Ed likes to run marathons and kiteboard.

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