VMware's CFO Turns Down Uber's Job Offer: Report


VMware's CFO has decided to turn down Uber's offer to become the ride-sharing company's CFO and prepare it for a public offering sometime next year, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

Zane Rowe had emerged as the top candidate for Uber's CFO position, which has been vacant since 2015—a critical role to its IPO plans. But after a month of advanced talks with the company, Rowe backed out, sending Uber scrambling to find another candidate, according to the report.

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Rowe held the CFO position at VMware's former parent company EMC before replacing Jonathan Chadwick at VMware in January of 2016—before Dell closed its acquisition of EMC. Before that, he led North America sales for Apple.

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A VMware spokesperson told CRN the company would not comment on the report.

Rowe also represents VMware on the board of Pivotal Software, a spin out from EMC and VMware that had its own IPO last month.