Uber's VP of Driver Growth, Travis VanderZanden, is leaving the company

Uber's VP of Driver Growth, Travis VanderZanden, is leaving the company

In an email sent to the team members of Uber ride-hailing service on Wednesday, Travis VanderZanden – the company’s Vice President of Driver Growth – announced his departure from the company, after a nearly two-year stint.

VanderZanden said in the email that he is leaving Uber to spend more time with his daughters and family.

VanderZanden is one of the high-profile Uber executives to be named Travis; the other one being Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. He had joined Uber in October 2014, after resigning from his post as the COO of Uber’s rival Lyft. His stint with Lyft first began in 2013, when Lyft acquired his on-demand car washing startup, Cherry.

Along with holding the special distinction of having served at rival ride-hailing companies Lyft and Uber, VanderZanden had also previously been the CRO and first business employee of Yammer.

During his two-year term at Uber, VanderZanden initially led the company's international growth; and was subsequently assigned the responsibility of growing the company's pool of drivers.

Uber has not yet announced any replacement for position held by VanderZanden. However, in confirming his departure from the company, Kalanick said in a statement released to Business Insider: “… over the last two years Travis has built a strong team relentlessly focused on just that. I thank him for being such a great partner and wish him all the best.”