Uber Hires Facebook Product Director to Lead Driver Product

Uber has hired social media major Facebook’s Product Director Daniel Danker as its head of driver product, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced in a tweet on Wednesday.

“Psyched to have @mrdanieldanker (Danker) join our team so we can continue to improve, innovate and build great experiences for our driver partners!” Khosrowshahi tweeted.

Uber has been without a head of driver product since Aaron Schildkrout left in December, after a three-year of change driver campaign. As the head of product, Danker will be responsible for planning, strategy and execution.

At Facebook, Danker was responsible for leading product management for videos, Facebook Live and Facebook Watch. Danker has previously worked with BBC, Microsoft and Shazam.

According to Reuters report, Khosrowshahi, who joined the company last August to replace co-founder Travis Kalanick, is making several changes as he prepares for an initial public offering.

The company is also searching for a CFO who can help take the company public in 2019. This position has been vacant since 2015.

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