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Kia Kokalitcheva Mar 11, 2017
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Uber hires veteran headhunting firm to find COO

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Uber, which earlier this week said it will seek to hire a COO to help chief executive Travis Kalanick steer the ship, has settled on headhunting firm Heidrick & Struggles for the job, as Business Insider reported and Uber confirmed to Axios.

Track record: Heidrick & Struggles is responsible for the hiring of several high-profile executives, including Eric Schmidt as CEO of Google in 2001, and Satya Nadella as CEO of Microsoft in 2014.

The story has been corrected to show that Business Insider, not CNBC, first reported the news.